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NEoT Offgrid Africa securitisation helps light up Côte d’Ivoire

June 12, 2020

NEoT Offgrid Africa’s bespoke financing package will enable more citizens to access solar energy.

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Munich's social bond looks to deliver home comforts

May 18, 2020

Munich’s local government has launched a debut social bond, designed to help tackle its expanding housing needs. 

Benjamin Lamberg, teaser

Crédit Agricole becomes a European panda bond pioneer

April 13, 2020

Crédit Agricole envisages its debut panda bond, which will fund its Chinese subsidiary, to be the first of many. 

Markus Stix, teaser

Austria shows good debt improves with maturity

March 2, 2020

Austria has defied market expectations with a century bond issuance that garnered significant investor interest, at rock-bottom rates. 

Dan Brennan teaser

Boston Scientific makes splash on European debut

February 3, 2020

Following several acquisitions of European companies, US-based Boston Scientific has issued its first batch of euro-denominated bonds.

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Marfrig shakes-up sustainable finance with beef bond

January 2, 2020

With demand for climate-friendly finance growing exponentially, Marfrig has entered the fray with a bond to support sustainable beef production. 

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Verallia pulls off clear success with long-desired IPO

December 2, 2019

Benefiting from growing consumer demand to move away from plastics, French glass maker Verallia has achieved the largest French IPO since 2017.

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Caixa opens Spanish market for SDG bonds

November 1, 2019

CaixaBank's charitable roots explain its success in launching the first Spanish bond linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Rabobank’s record AT1 sets new benchmark

October 1, 2019

The successful AT1 deal by Rabobank proved that its recent strategy of focusing on efficiency and digitisation was the right call, as David Wigan reports.

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Engie’s renewables charge electrifies bond markets

August 1, 2019

A commitment to an environmentalist agenda has made French utility Engie the world’s leading corporate issuer of green bonds.

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