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Phoenix Group makes sterling Tier 3 capital first

February 15, 2017

After a period of sizeable acquisitions, UK life assurance giant Phoenix Group Holdings took advantage of Tier 3 capital’s shorter minimum maturity to move senior bank loans into hybrid capital. Joanne Hart reports.

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New year, new bond deal for Ireland

February 1, 2017

Ireland has issued early in January over the past few years, and 2017 was to prove no exception, with the country issuing a 20-year benchmark deal that exceeded expectations with regards to pricing and the geographic spread of investors.

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Green bond blossoms for Bank of China

January 2, 2017

The success of Bank of China's green covered bond issue on the London Stock Exchange has given the bank confidence to follow its commitment to support green industries and build up its strength in this asset class, as Joanne Hart reports. 

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Norwegian insurer Gjensidige Forsikring marks Europe first with RT1 bond

November 1, 2016

When Norway’s Gjensidige Forsikring decided to issue a restricted Tier 1 capital bond, timing it around the Brexit vote was crucial, as CFO Jostein Amdal tells Joanne Hart.

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Investors take kindly to Isbank's direct approach to $750 bond

May 2, 2016

When Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, issued its first bond in 18 months it opted to go against convention and not embark upon a roadshow. Joanne Hart finds out why.

Mike Hirst

Smooth take-off in bad weather for easyJet debut

April 1, 2016

A debt bond issue made sense for UK budget airline easyJet to diversify funding away from aircraft leasing, but markets were experiencing turbulence in early 2016. Joanne Hart looks at how the company fared in the debt capital markets.

Frank O'Connor

Ireland finds syndicated success

March 1, 2016

Ireland endured a torrid few years after its 2010 banking crisis, but with much painful restructuring completed the sovereign is active again in the markets and kicked off 2016 with the eurozone’s first syndicated transaction of the year. 

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Barclays bolsters capital as TLAC looms

December 1, 2015

Barclays has gone to the market in search of more capital as the total loss-absorbing capacity standards weigh on the banking industry. 

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Pakistan makes successful return to the bond market

November 2, 2015

Political and economic instability have kept Pakistan out of the bond markets for the best part of the past decade. However, with the reform-minded Nawaz Sharif government instilling confidence in investors, Citi has helped to facilitate the country's return to the markets.

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Ghana breaks sub-Saharan Africa records with Eurobond

November 2, 2015

Ghana has overcome delays and disruptive economic conditions to issue the longest ever sub-Saharan African Eurobond. 

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