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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.


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. 


Merck’s three-stage launch takes off

October 1, 2015

Merck’s acquisition of fellow pharmaceuticals group Sigma-Aldrich required a great deal of forward planning and the nerve to be the first transaction after the summer break without a roadshow.


KFW opens up UK green bonds market

September 1, 2015

German bank KfW's transparency and impact-measurement programme when it comes to green bonds have set it apart in the euro, US dollar and Australian dollar markets. Given this success, it extended its remit to the quieter sterling market in July, with impressive results.

Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena raises capital in a hurry

August 1, 2015

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena found itself in a tight spot when forced to issue extra capital after poor stress test results, but a strenuous roadshow and a heavy discount for existing shareholders saw the lender's hard work pay off.

Germany takes bold step into inflation market

July 1, 2015

The German government chose a period of heightened eurozone bond volatility to issue its first 30-year inflation-linked bund, but exceeded expectations in what was an unfamiliar market.

Oxford college learns new tricks

Oxford college breaks new ground with bond issuance

June 1, 2015

University College, one of oldest colleges at Oxford University, has taken advantage of the near-zero rate environment to issue the lowest-yielding university bond ever recorded.

Niale Kaba

Côte d’Ivoire wins investors by taking the long view

April 30, 2015

A loyal investor base welcomed the long-dated bond with three equal maturities that helped smooth the Côte d’Ivoire sovereign's refinancing profile.

Jaguar leaps on chance to refinance bonds

Jaguar leaps on chance to refinance bonds

April 1, 2015

With an improved credit rating and strong demand for high-yield bonds, the time was right for Anglo-Indian car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover to drive through a tender offer to replace expensive debt.

Philippe Mathieu

Quantitative easing helps Statoil break Scandinavian records

March 2, 2015

An innovative four-tranche bond for Norway's oil company Statoil set the standard for size and pricing thanks to supportive monetary policy conditions, even with lower oil prices.

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