Queensland defies Swiss market turbulence

While the Swiss National Bank stabilised the soaring franc this week with its third intervention in as many weeks, the central bank’s rate cut on August 3 continued to exacerbate deteriorating bond market conditions. Only two new issues emerged all week, although the one from Queensland Treasury Corp (QTC) was notable for being its first appearance in Switzerland for 30 years.

  • 19 Aug 2011

The market remained virtually shut as swap rates dropped by up to 25bp to record lows, leaving bankers struggling to launch transactions with yields in negative territory at the short end — two year mid-swap rates were quoted at -0.1% on Thursday.

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 17,773.39 25 9.05%
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4 Barclays 14,014.48 21 7.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,328.33 24 6.78%

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5 Deutsche Bank 25,336.01 60 6.41%

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1 HSBC 32,254.14 93 7.35%
2 UniCredit 31,545.41 101 7.19%
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4 Goldman Sachs 30,813.44 79 7.02%
5 Barclays 28,821.98 69 6.57%

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1 Citi 85,921.52 293 7.43%
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3 HSBC 75,298.30 255 6.51%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,436.52 190 5.40%
5 Goldman Sachs 58,162.93 154 5.03%