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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.

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

February 2, 2015

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

January 5, 2015

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

December 1, 2014

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

November 3, 2014

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

October 1, 2014

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

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