• Pemex bonds plunge further

    Pemex's bonds were again the most under-performing in Latin America markets on Tuesday as investors continue to punish the company for last Friday’s apparently underwhelming government support package.

    • 12:15 PM
  • SSA dollar market booms into life

    After weeks of issuance skewed in favour of euros, the scales are tilting back to the dollar market for SSA borrowers. Although deal sizes have been limited, execution has been smooth and new issue premiums small, enticing other borrowers to the market.

    • 12:30 PM




  • Morgan Stanley picks ECM co-head in Asia Pacific

    Morgan Stanley has named Magnus Andersson as the co-head of ECM for Asia Pacific. His predecessor, Mille Cheng, has become vice chairman of Asia Pacific global capital markets.

    • 08:45 AM
  • Credit revenue halves at HSBC

    HSBC’s global banking and markets business increased its use of reserve repo and customer deposits for funding in 2018. But it endured a tough fourth quarter, with inflows from credit in its fixed income, currency and commodities (FICC) division sinking by 49.7%.

    • 19 Feb 2019
  • EBA nominates new chair from Santander

    The European Banking Authority has gone to the private sector for its next appointment as chair.

    • 19 Feb 2019
  • Estonia kicks out Danske Bank

    The Estonian Financial Services Authority announced on Tuesday that it was ordering Danske Bank to leave the country. The Danish lender replied that it will exit the Baltics and Russia as a whole. Meanwhile, the Estonian regulator and its Danish counterpart are under investigation for potentially breaching European Union law in relation to Danske’s money laundering scandal.

    • 19 Feb 2019



  • Brazilian borrowers should step up

    Latin America's primary bond market has had its slowest start for nine years despite strong appetite for emerging market debt. This has presented an unexpected opportunity for issuers with Brazil's best-placed to take advantage.

    • 19 Feb 2019
  • No need to panic over UK banks' China exposure

    The UK banking sector has more links to China than the equivalent sectors in the US, Japan, the euro area and South Korea do combined. Analysts are warning that China's growth is slowing, and HSBC’s poor results have been linked to this. But those espousing that view are overstating the connection.

    • 19 Feb 2019

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  • UBS pivots from FIG to GIG

    UBS is re-balancing its corporate finance business to end its reliance on its Financial Institutions Group with impressive results, writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Feb 2019

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  • AT1s: extend but don't pretend

    Additional tier ones couldn’t have reacted any more calmly to the first ever extension of a deal this week, but the market is still a long way from overcoming its ultimate test.

    • 14 Feb 2019
  • Uzbekistan: a brief reminder of better times

    In the emerging markets over the past year the art of bond investing has often felt like perfecting the skill of mitigating disaster — of knowing when to catch a falling knife or jump on a rebound before everyone else does.

    • 14 Feb 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 60,274.44 194 8.13%
2 JPMorgan 59,428.00 214 8.02%
3 Barclays 51,688.09 168 6.97%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 42,506.65 151 5.74%
5 HSBC 40,145.65 182 5.42%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,160.68 5 15.90%
2 Deutsche Bank 3,400.72 4 8.77%
3 Commerzbank Group 2,532.05 5 6.53%
4 Citi 2,513.95 6 6.49%
5 BNP Paribas 1,742.18 7 4.49%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 UBS 998.25 3 13.32%
2 Citi 693.55 2 9.26%
3 Morgan Stanley 572.72 3 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 509.34 3 6.80%
5 Jefferies LLC 409.89 4 5.47%