Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Takahiro Okamoto' s stories

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  • Societe Generale headquarters

    Societe Generale reopens Samurai market

    Ticker | 19 May 2017

    The new issue drought in the Samurai market came to an end this week, as Societe Generale sold senior non-preferred bonds and more foreign issuers lined up yen financings.

  • Swaps herald more yen issuance

    Bonds | 31 March 2017

    A substantial tightening of Japanese yen/US dollar basis swaps since late January has led some bankers to expect international debt issuance in yen in the near future.

  • European politics trump Asian demand

    Bonds | 24 March 2017

    Japanese investors, who were big net buyers of French sovereign bonds for most of 2016, have been reducing their positions since November, contributing to a dip in Asian allocations on recent SSA offerings.

  • Japanese lifers diversify credit holdings

    Bonds | 17 March 2017

    Two major Japanese life insurers, Meiji Yasuda Life and Nippon Life, have unveiled plans to diversify their credit investments, with a special focus on socially responsible debt, in a move that bankers say could expand global appetite for yen products.

  • Starbucks feeds the yen for SRI

    Starbucks feeds the yen for SRI

    Top News | 10 March 2017

    Starbucks answered Japan’s growing demand for socially responsible investing last week when it chose to launch the country’s first sustainability notes in its maiden international bond offering.

  • BNP Samurai defies French fears

    Bonds | 24 February 2017

    BNP Paribas rose above French political worries to raise funds in the Samurai market last week. The bank priced ¥50.6bn (US$448m) of two-tranche senior non-preferred Samurai bonds on February 23 through joint lead managers BNP Paribas, Daiwa, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley,

  • Tepco

    Tepco hires banks for first bond sale since disaster

    Ticker | 10 February 2017

    Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has mandated six banks for its first debt offering since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, according to DealWatch, a Thomson Reuters publication.

  • BPCE brings first senior non-preferred in yen

    Bonds | 20 January 2017

    BPCE priced ¥142.7bn (US$1.2bn) of three-part Samurai bonds via Daiwa, Mizuho, Natixis, Nomura and SMBC Nikko, in a deal that marked the first of its kind in yen.

  • A man walks past a branch of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ) in Sydney.

    ANZ, NAB back with jumbo Samurais

    Bonds | 13 January 2017

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group led Australia’s major lenders back to the yen market last week with the biggest Samurai bonds offering since 2014.

  • A panel displays the Hang Seng Index

    British vote causes wild swings in Asian credit, currency

    Ticker | 24 June 2016

    The pound plunged 10% to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 and US Treasuries tightened more than 20bp as the UK voted to leave the European Union.