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Oliver Whelan

Ireland makes confident start to post-rescue life

February 3, 2014

Ireland was the first sovereign to tap the syndicated bond market in 2014, cementing its return to normal financing after the country's exit from its rescue programme.

Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte makes a home market debut

Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte makes a home market debut

January 2, 2014

Unlisted white goods manufacturer Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte chose an unregulated Frankfurt market to launch its debut Eurobond issue targeting institutional investors only. Despite the unusual approach, the deal was more than twice oversubscribed.

UK government goes long to meet pension demand

December 2, 2013

Since raising its maximum maturity to 60 years in late 2012, the UK debt management office has issued three times beyond the 50-year mark.

Russia overcomes emerging market jitters

November 1, 2013

The Russian sovereign dispensed with a pre-deal roadshow for the first time to speed up the issuance process during heightened market uncertainty and still managed a heavily oversubscribed deal that included a debut euro tranche.

SocGen maps new capital landscape

Société Générale maps new capital landscape

October 1, 2013

France's Société Générale has responded to the long-awaited finalisation of European capital regulations with a new contingent convertible structure that could set a marker for the market.

EIBs green bond takes root

EIB's green bond takes root

September 2, 2013

In July, the European Investment Bank looked to address the demand for socially responsible investments by launching the largest ever euro-denominated green bond using the bank's mini-benchmark programme, ECoop. Its green thinking proved to be clever thinking, when the initial deal size had to be increased to satisfy demand.

Andrew May, director of estates and hospitality at the University of Hertfordshire

University accommodation bond provides lesson in finance

August 1, 2013

The University of Hertfordshire needed to develop student accommodation without overburdening its own balance sheet. A project bond deal proved to be the answer.

Nuno Alves

Utility energises Portuguese debt markets

July 1, 2013

Energias de Portugal reopened the Portuguese securitisation market in May 2013 with a deal that used a new type of underlying asset for the country and an independent investment bank as sole bookrunner. The company's chief financial officer explains how.

Albaraka steps into Turkish sukuk market

Albaraka steps into Turkish sukuk market

June 3, 2013

Turkey is a relatively new market for sukuk issuance compared with Malaysia and the Middle East, but its Islamic banks are now at the forefront of subordinated sukuk structures, led by Albaraka Turk and its innovative murabaha issue.

Hybrid debut powers National Grid investment plans

Hybrid debut powers National Grid investment plans

May 1, 2013

UK utilities operator National Grid made a highly successful debut in the hybrid market to finance large investment needs without jeopardising its credit ratings.

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