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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.

Good timing sees Talanx through choppy waters

September 1, 2014

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

August 1, 2014

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.

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

Jersey bond underscores financial centre status

July 1, 2014

Jersey issued the first bond in its 800-year history to finance a renewal of its housing stock, and seized the opportunity to tell the crown dependency's story.

Stefan Nanu

Romania bond issue rides out Ukraine jitters

June 2, 2014

Despite anxieties in the market over events in Ukraine, a Romanian bond issue was so successful it helped reprice the sovereign yield curve and prompted ratings upgrades.

Frank McGlade

Just Eat delivers first high-growth listing

May 1, 2014

When Danish-founded online takeaway ordering firm Just Eat decided it was time for an initial public offering, the UK’s new equity market segment had the right flavour.

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