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  • Green market doesn't need govvies

    Market participants are clamouring for sovereigns to join France and enter the green bond market. It would likely help the market, but would it help the environment?

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Sovereigns deaf to clamour for green bonds

    Calls are growing louder for sovereigns to pull their weight and assume a leading role in the development of the green bond market. But, as was demonstrated at panels in Euromoney’s Global Borrowers & Bond Investors Forum this week, many of them are reluctant to take up the SRI baton, write Lewis McLellan and Sharon Kimathi.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Cyprus and State of NRW steal the show in euros

    Though this week was expected to be something of a write-off for SSA issuance, thanks to Euromoney’s Global Borrowers & Bond Investors forum, a pair of issuers pulled off well-received transactions.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Belarus defies doubters with dollar return

    Recession and lingering sanctions concerns failed to prevent Belarus hammering down on price on its return to the dollar bond market after a six year absence.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Nigeria prints first diaspora bond but sells off

    Nigeria’s debut diaspora dollar bond sold off sharply in secondary trading as the decline in oil prices weighed on investor sentiment.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Falling oil, sanctions fail to blight Russia bond market return

    Falling oil prices and the imposition of new US sanctions failed to dampen investor demand for Russia’s Eurobond return on Tuesday.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • CNH, Bond Connect drive MoF offshore auction demand

    China's Ministry of Finance completed its first semi-annual auction of the year of offshore renminbi (CNH) bonds on Thursday, in a deal that surprised analysts with the strength of its demand.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Belarus starts pricing for dual tranche dollar market return

    Belarus returned to the eurobond market for the first time in more than six years on Thursday, releasing initial price thoughts for a dual-tranche dollar deal.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Italy's Canatta: PIMCO's talking Balls

    Maria Canatta, director of Italy’s public debt, has hit back over comments about the country's government bonds made by Andrew Balls, PIMCO’s chief investment officer of global fixed income risk.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Some fiscal powers could strengthen eurozone, says ESM boss

    The eurozone could be strengthened by the addition of a “small fiscal capability” to deal with economic shocks, one of its leading financial officials said in a panel at Euromoney Global Borrowers' forum on Tuesday, as attention turns to reforming the eurozone — a cause championed by Emmanuel Macron, France’s new president.

    • 20 Jun 2017

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Jun 2017
1 BNP Paribas 12,133.14 16 4.41%
2 Barclays 11,436.59 16 4.16%
3 Citi 11,407.60 13 4.15%
4 HSBC 10,809.87 15 3.93%
5 UniCredit 9,914.96 13 3.61%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Jun 2017
1 Citi 29,428.61 70 5.96%
2 JPMorgan 28,204.66 71 5.71%
3 HSBC 18,162.74 45 3.68%
4 Deutsche Bank 17,792.83 38 3.60%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,688.79 54 3.58%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jun 2017
1 BNP Paribas 24,517.73 45 3.85%
2 JPMorgan 24,215.01 63 3.80%
3 UniCredit 24,061.01 62 3.78%
4 HSBC 23,780.64 71 3.73%
5 Barclays 22,961.67 55 3.60%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 12 Jun 2017
1 JPMorgan 57,598.36 286 3.94%
2 Citi 52,375.29 185 3.58%
3 HSBC 47,349.68 167 3.24%
4 Barclays 43,712.92 125 2.99%
5 Deutsche Bank 39,612.00 149 2.71%