Ireland earns reprieve after bold bond auction cancellation

Investors’ negative view of peripheral eurozone credits could be nearing an inflection point after Thursday’s relief rally. Ireland’s brave cancellation of its next two government bond auctions and Moody’s more benign than expected downgrade of Spain reversed the latest selling wave and left peripheral debt up on the week.

  • 01 Oct 2010

Positive news on Portugal’s budget deficit also contributed to the day’s performance.

"It is a very strong day for the European periphery," said Lars Humble, an executive director on Goldman Sachs’ syndicate desk. "Peripheral spreads are significantly tighter."

Ireland announced that it would not auction debt in October and ...

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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%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 8.19%
3 BNP Paribas 14,513.99 21 7.39%
4 Barclays 14,014.48 21 7.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,328.33 24 6.78%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 46,791.16 113 11.72%
2 Citi 45,464.82 116 11.39%
3 HSBC 32,120.98 74 8.05%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,796.56 92 7.97%
5 Deutsche Bank 25,336.01 60 6.35%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 32,369.73 94 7.29%
2 UniCredit 31,868.36 105 7.18%
3 Goldman Sachs 31,008.65 80 6.99%
4 BNP Paribas 30,965.57 63 6.98%
5 Barclays 30,125.25 71 6.79%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 85,921.52 293 7.36%
2 JPMorgan 85,692.63 478 7.34%
3 HSBC 75,413.89 256 6.46%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,586.52 191 5.36%
5 Barclays 59,041.67 186 5.06%