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Côte d’Ivoire wins investors by taking the long view

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

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

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.

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Launching the first eurozone sovereign benchmark bond of 2015 with a record low yield confirmed that Belgium has overcome the anxious investor perceptions at the height of the 2011 crisis.

Hybrid drives Volvo to a steadier credit profile

Hybrid drives Volvo to a steadier credit profile

With credit ratings on negative outlook, Swedish car manufacturer Volvo chose a hybrid issue to smooth the road ahead.

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Abbey National rides again

Santander's UK operation successfully launched its euro unsecured bond at a time when other banks were looking at covered bonds.

Samuel Brew-Butler

A coming of age for African project finance: Ghana's KIPP development

Ghanaian independent power project sponsor Cenpower proved that African money can finance African private sector infrastructure initiatives by raising $900m in project finance to develop the Kpone Independent Power Plant.

BSkyB reaches its market through two channels

BSkyB reaches its market through two channels

BSkyB found strong demand for a multi-tranche deal across two currencies to fund a major acquisition strategy across Europe.

Good timing sees Talanx through choppy waters

German insurer Talanx closed its longest ever bond issue in a very narrow window of opportunity as market volatility intensified in July. Joanne Hart reports.

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank of Greece has completed a share offering and a highly successful bond placement in the space of two key months for the bank's turnaround.

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