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  • OeKB makes sustainability debut

    OeKB makes sustainability debut

    Oesterreichische Kontrollbank hit screens on Tuesday with its first ever sustainability bond, raising €500m with an eight year benchmark.

  • France to boost bond issuance in 2020

    France to boost bond issuance in 2020

    Agence France Trésor, the French sovereign debt office, has announced that it will increase its issuance of government bonds next year, which is partly being driven by the absorption of some of SNCF Réseau’s debt.

  • UK seeks second sukuk syndicate

    UK seeks second sukuk syndicate

    The UK Treasury has started the search for the banks that will structure its second sukuk, planned for early next year.

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  • Bond awards like no other

    GlobalCapital has held its Bond Awards every year for the past 12 years — but never like this. For the first time, we are revealing the winners in a virtual ceremony in September rather than at our London awards dinner in May.

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  • EU’s biggest funding test yet to come

    By all measures, the first two transactions of the European Union’s arrival as a supersized issuer in the capital markets were tremendous successes. The order books were world beaters, the new issue premiums were tiny despite the huge deal sizes, and the secondary performance has been incredible. But while it has been plain sailing so far, there are bigger tests ahead.

  • Croydon’s insolvency could be just the beginning

    Giving cheap loans with few restrictions to local authorities via the Public Works Loan Board is not a suitable replacement for central government funding. This must change, or London Borough of Croydon will only be the first council to fall into insolvency.