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SLB fever sweeps FIG market after Berlin Hyp debut

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SLB fever sweeps FIG market after Berlin Hyp debut

Banks are optimistic that sustainability-linked bonds have a bright future as part of their funding toolkits, after Berlin Hyp became the first financial institution to land a deal in the format this week. More trades are already on the way and market participants are stepping up their efforts to break down the remaining barriers for FIG borrowers.

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  • Bank of Cyprus prints popular tier two

    Bank of Cyprus prints popular tier two

    The Bank of Cyprus was met with plenty of demand as it sold one of the lowest rated financial deals of the year on Friday – a sign of confidence for any other peripheral names looking at the market.

  • Tatra Bank debuts green programme

    Tatra Bank debuts green programme

    Slovakian lender Tatra Bank concluded several days of marketing with the sale of its debut green bond on Friday, raising €300m of preferred senior paper, which it will count towards minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities (MREL).

  • Post-results Scandie credit pipeline builds

    Post-results Scandie credit pipeline builds

    A handful of borrowers are circling the Nordic markets with an eye to printing after the end of first quarter results. But the looming blackouts have not deterred every type of credit from tapping the market as a range of corporate, covered bond and financial issuers placed paper this week.

  • ABN hires internally for new UK DCM top job

    ABN hires internally for new UK DCM top job

    Vi Davda has been promoted to a new role of head of UK debt capital markets at ABN Amro, as the Dutch bank looks to expand its business across UK financial institutions and corporate clients.

  • CCB goes global for sustainability bonanza

    CCB goes global for sustainability bonanza

    China Construction Bank Corp turned to the bond market on Thursday to sell a $2.4bn equivalent multi-currency transaction, with each tranche carrying a socially responsible investment (SRI) label. But recent volatility in the region’s credit market, and the issuer’s own ‘ambiguous’ approach to the trade, posed challenges.

  • Cantonal banks make the most of Pfandbriefzentrale absence

    Cantonal banks make the most of Pfandbriefzentrale absence

    Switzerland's cantonal banks enjoyed an open window this week thanks to Pfandbriefzentrale's extended stint away from the market. Elsewhere, the Canton of Zurich was able to harness the lack of sub-sovereign supply to land at an aggressive level versus govvies.

Bond Awards

  • GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2021: the poll is open

    GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2021: the poll is open

    GlobalCapital today launches the poll to determine our Bond Awards 2021, to commend the outstanding achievements in an exceptionally busy time for capital markets, and we invite you to vote.

Covid-19 bonds

  • Bank senior Covid-19 response table

    Bank senior Covid-19 response table

    After the global eruption of the coronavirus pandemic, issuers such as governments, central banks and companies have been prompted to create new strategies to tackle the negative effects.


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    Lloyds picks resources banker to lead ESG team

    Lloyds Bank has appointed a senior banker to lead a new 16 strong team structuring environmental, social and governance products and services for companies in the UK, and plans to hire further staff externally.



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  • UK moves early to dispel fears about bank capital buffers

    Markets rejoiced this week after the Bank of England proposed policy changes that will make it harder for UK lenders to run into automatic restrictions on their additional tier one coupons and equity dividends. The move was seen as a way of addressing concern about ‘buffer usability’, which has come to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic.