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Rush of orders in a tricky market

May 5, 2008

A desire for liquidity drove Wolters Kluwer to issue a 10-year bond last month in an otherwise barren market. It was lapped up by investors.

National Grid bites the bullet

April 7, 2008

The UK’s largest energy utility, National Grid Gas, tentatively reopened the sterling corporate bond market earlier this year, in the face of unfavourable conditions. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Belgium stands out in syndication style

March 4, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Belgium kept its nerve despite increasing market instability.

Unlikely timing pays off for SEB

February 4, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how SEB managed to sell €500m of hybrid capital securities in the midst of a market low-point.

Ghana shows pioneering spirit

December 1, 2007

Ghana’s $750m 10-year Eurobond issue is another in a series of firsts from the republic and observers are hoping it heralds the blooming of Africa’s capital markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

RBS makes history

November 5, 2007

Funding for RBS’ share of the ABN AMRO takeover has been secured with the largest ever Tier 1 capital securities issue. RBS director of capital management Ron Huggett talks to Edward Russell Walling.

NIB excites feeding frenzy

October 1, 2007

Nordic Investment Bank is demonstrating that it is a quality AAA name with its search for funding diversity leading it to success in international pastures, and hungry bankers knocking on its door begging for short-term paper. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

Enel goes to bond market

August 1, 2007

Italy’s Enel is set to become a bond market regular, following its successful bid for Spain’s Endesa. Finance chief Claudio Machetti talks to Edward Russell-Walling about its latest corporate issue.

Tight funding levels, higher volumes

July 4, 2007

A $3bn global bond, a €5bn benchmark deal – and the year is barely half started. Edward Russell-Walling reports on KfW’s labours.

EIB grasps the green nettle

July 2, 2007

The European Investment Bank aims to aid integration and development of EU member states, and has launched ‘climate awareness’ bonds as part of its strategy. Edward Russell-Walling talks to director-general Bertrand de Mazières.

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