Sovereigns

  • EU big fish breaches at last with historic SURE splash

    EU big fish breaches at last with historic SURE splash

    After months of waiting as even the great whites of the SSA oceans kept clear of primary bond sales in anticipation, the EU — now a bond market megalodon by comparison — cruised into a bait ball a quarter of a trillion euros big this week to take a €17bn bite out of its enormous pandemic recovery borrowing programme.

  • Will the Next Gen loans be needed?

    Europe’s bevy of recovery lending packages is undoubtedly a welcome gesture, but it may remain just that — a gesture.

  • Italy takes €90bn book for 30 year

    Italy takes €90bn book for 30 year

    The strong momentum in the euro public sector bond market continued on Thursday with Italy receiving a huge reception for a new 30 year line, which was sold alongside a tender of various outstanding Italian government bonds.

  • Italy and Québec jump into strong euro SSA market

    Italy and Québec jump into strong euro SSA market

    Italy and the Province of Québec will add to the euro public sector supply on Thursday, hoping to capitalise on the strong momentum in the currency following the European Union’s record order book earlier in the week.

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

    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.

  • Euro SSA market strong ahead of EU arrival

    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.

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