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  • SG and DZ get outstanding covered bond execution

    SG and DZ get outstanding covered bond execution

    The covered bond market bounced back from last week’s temporary supply indigestion on Monday, following strong deal outcomes for DZ Hyp and Société Générale, which issued the tightest French transaction of the year.

  • Global banks lead dollar funding blitz

    Global banks lead dollar funding blitz

    Four US global banking titans roared out of earnings blackout to raise more than $20bn of debt this week, issuing deals either side of president Joe Biden’s inauguration.

  • DZ Hyp readies its first covered deal of 2021

    DZ Hyp readies its first covered deal of 2021

    DZ Hyp is preparing to print its first covered bond of the year. The deal could be launched as soon as Monday, which would allow the German lender to get its business done ahead of an expected EU deal for the Support to Mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) programme.

  • Caffil to issue social covered bond private placements

    Caffil to issue social covered bond private placements

    Caffil plans to issue privately placed covered bonds from its social framework, which secures financing for French hospitals. The longer maturities on offer will diversify from those targeted in its benchmark deals and more closely match its loan liabilities, as well as fulfilling investor needs.

  • QNB taps CNH liquidity for Rmb1.5bn bond

    QNB taps CNH liquidity for Rmb1.5bn bond

    Qatar National Bank, a frequent issuer in the offshore renminbi bond market, has sold its first deal of the year in the currency, raising Rmb1.5bn ($232m).

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.




Covid-19 Crisis

In Depth

  • 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.