France in the news

  • AFD EUR2bn Oct 27 sustainable bond

    • 22 Oct 2020
  • AFD mandates for inaugural sustainable bond as Greece lines up tap

    Two public sector borrowers will follow the EU’s record breaking success in the euro market on Wednesday, with Agence Française de Développement looking to sell its debut bond under its new framework tied to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Greece tapping its 2035s.

    • 20 Oct 2020
  • Euro SSA market strong ahead of EU arrival

    It was a moderate week for supply in the primary euro public sector bond market but the issuers that did come found ample demand, setting up a decent backdrop for the expected arrival of the European Union’s big borrowing programme next week.

    • 15 Oct 2020
  • CEB begins pre-funding for 2021

    The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) took advantage of a strong market on Wednesday to issue its first ever benchmark transaction for pre-funding purposes.

    • 15 Oct 2020
  • Cades preps second dollar social bond

    Caisse d’Amortissement de la Dette Sociale (Cades) will add a new point on its dollar social bond curve with a 10 year trade on Wednesday, where it will be joined by two other public sector issuers in the currency.

    • 13 Oct 2020
  • KfW and Paris score in quiet euro SSA market ahead of EU’s arrival

    KfW and Ville de Paris grabbed the attention of investors at the opposite ends of the euro curve on Tuesday in what has been a thin week for issuance in the currency by public sector borrowers ahead of the expected arrival of the EU’s first syndicated bond under its Support to Mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) funding programme next week.

    • 13 Oct 2020
  • SSA secondary pricing update: Land NRW and EFSF trade tighter

    Trading levels given are bid-side spreads versus mid-swaps and/or an underlying benchmark and bid-yields from the close of business on Monday, October 12. The source for secondary trading levels is ICE Data Services

    • 13 Oct 2020
  • AFD publishes SDG bond framework

    Agence Française de Développement has unveiled a new broader thematic bond framework tied to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will allow it to issue social and sustainable bonds alongside its existing green bonds.

    • 13 Oct 2020
  • Unédic eyes two more social bonds before year end

    Unédic will follow up this week’s eight year social bond with another two social bonds to wrap up its 2020 state guaranteed funding programme.

    • 09 Oct 2020
  • Funding scorecard: French agencies

    This week's funding scorecard looks at the progress French agencies have made in their funding programmes in early October.

    • 09 Oct 2020
  • SRI supply wave strengthens but no fatigue yet

    Green, social and sustainable issuance has dominated the supranational and agency bond market for a whole month, consistently outpacing conventional supply. This week proved another extremely strong one for the asset class.

    • 08 Oct 2020
  • SGP EUR3bn 0% Nov 30 green bond, EUR3bn 0.7% Oct 60 green bond

    • 08 Oct 2020
  • Unédic impresses with latest social outing

    Unédic returned for another social benchmark on Thursday, adding to the slew of successful French agency SRI-themed paper.

    • 08 Oct 2020
  • SRI issuers enjoying strong results in tightening euro mart

    Another slew of socially responsible SSA deals hit screens on Wednesday, all achieving impressive size and healthy order books, showing the strength of the market in euros for the borrower class.

    • 07 Oct 2020
  • Société du Grand Paris ups funding programme

    Société du Grand Paris plans to steam ahead with funding as it announced a doubling of its green EMTN programme and a substantial increase to its 2020 funding programme to help prefund the financing for the next three years of the Grand Paris Express project.

    • 06 Oct 2020

Dealer League Table France

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 3.39 3 20.00%
2 HSBC 1.87 2 11.04%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 1.87 2 11.04%
4 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1.52 1 8.96%
4 NatWest Markets 1.52 1 8.96%

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 42.49 60 10.43%
2 BNP Paribas 35.95 41 8.82%
3 Citi 29.08 41 7.14%
4 BofA Securities 25.35 63 6.22%
5 Barclays 23.24 40 5.70%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 52.40 123 11.21%
2 JPMorgan 42.18 92 9.02%
3 HSBC 33.27 93 7.12%
4 Goldman Sachs 32.16 57 6.88%
5 BofA Securities 31.86 78 6.81%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 68.22 148 8.93%
2 BNP Paribas 64.90 111 8.50%
3 UniCredit 52.84 121 6.92%
4 HSBC 47.07 140 6.16%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 46.40 107 6.08%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 132.55 362 7.62%
2 Citi 109.74 244 6.31%
3 HSBC 98.00 306 5.63%
4 BofA Securities 88.47 242 5.09%
5 BNP Paribas 85.07 178 4.89%