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Raiffeisen Bank International rides CEE rebound with AT1 debut

September 1, 2017

The uptick in the fortunes of key central and eastern European economies has given a boost to Raiffeisen Bank International, which made its additional Tier 1 securities debut in June. David Wigan assesses the success of this move.

George Richardson teaser

How the World Bank scored an SDG bond first

August 1, 2017

The World Bank’s green bond issuance recently passed the $10bn milestone. Treasury capital markets director George Richardson explains to David Wigan how it is now spearheading other sustainable instruments.

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Suez hybrid sparkles after GE Water deal

July 3, 2017

French water service company Suez is planning a major global expansion through its tie-up with GE Water of the US. David Wigan reports on the details of the 70/30 joint venture with Canada’s Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, which included the use of hybrid bonds.

Andrés del Valle teaser

Latam catches tailwind with dollar offering

June 1, 2017

Created in 2012, Latam has become Latin America’s leading airlines group. Efforts to manage its debt suffered a false start in 2016 but, as David Wigan reports, earlier this year its bond offering took off.

Bruno Costa teaser

Caixa Geral marks Portugal’s AT1 return

May 2, 2017

Despite an EU bailout last year, in March state-owned Caixa Geral de Depositos felt confident about launching the first issuance from a Portuguese bank in about two years, as Joanne Hart reports.

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Moscow IPO is child’s play for Detsky Mir

April 3, 2017

The flotation of Russian toy retailer Detsky Mir on Moscow’s stock exchange was a significant moment for the country’s capital markets, which have been quiet in recent years. Joanne Hart reports.

Alison Stevens teaser

Phoenix Group makes sterling Tier 3 capital first

February 15, 2017

After a period of sizeable acquisitions, UK life assurance giant Phoenix Group Holdings took advantage of Tier 3 capital’s shorter minimum maturity to move senior bank loans into hybrid capital. Joanne Hart reports.

Frank O'Connor teaser

New year, new bond deal for Ireland

February 1, 2017

Ireland has issued early in January over the past few years, and 2017 was to prove no exception, with the country issuing a 20-year benchmark deal that exceeded expectations with regards to pricing and the geographic spread of investors.

Luo Ying teaser

Green bond blossoms for Bank of China

January 2, 2017

The success of Bank of China's green covered bond issue on the London Stock Exchange has given the bank confidence to follow its commitment to support green industries and build up its strength in this asset class, as Joanne Hart reports. 

Jostein Amdal

Norwegian insurer Gjensidige Forsikring marks Europe first with RT1 bond

November 1, 2016

When Norway’s Gjensidige Forsikring decided to issue a restricted Tier 1 capital bond, timing it around the Brexit vote was crucial, as CFO Jostein Amdal tells Joanne Hart.

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