Sub-Sovereigns - All Articles

  • Domestic panacea for uncertain Swedish krona

    Rising coronavirus cases and circling uncertainty around the upcoming US election is driving the Swedish krona market towards higher rated, domestic names.

    • 30 Oct 2020
  • Lugano sells rare ultra-long Swissie deal

    THE CITY of Lugano sold a bond that has pushed the Swiss franc curve out to its farthest point this week, locking in a coupon of 0.15% for 50 years, following a similar deal for Bern last month.

    • 29 Oct 2020
  • Guest view: The ECB can axe Alberta bonds’ repo eligibility

    GlobalCapital has argued that it is not the ECB’s job to exclude individual borrowers’ bonds from its list of repo-eligible securities on environmental grounds, in response to our call for the Province of Alberta’s debt to be removed from its list of eligible marketable assets (EMA). We maintain that the ECB has plenty of justification to exclude this borrower.

    • 28 Oct 2020
  • ECB can't pick and choose, even for the environment

    An ESG think tank believes that the European Central Bank should drop Alberta’s euro bonds from its list of eligible marketable assets, as a punishment for its support for polluting industries. But while it is a laudable aim, it is not practicable.

    • 27 Oct 2020
  • SSA secondary pricing update: EU's SURE debut screeches tighter

    Trading levels given are bid-side spreads versus mid-swaps and/or an underlying benchmark and bid-yields from the close of business on Monday, October 26. The source for secondary trading levels is ICE Data Services.

    • 27 Oct 2020
  • Italy and Québec jump into strong euro SSA market

    Italy and the Province of Québec will add to the euro public sector supply on Thursday, hoping to capitalise on the strong momentum in the currency following the European Union’s record order book earlier in the week.

    • 21 Oct 2020
  • Central banks and climate change: Lagarde becomes leader

    Long used to scanning the horizon for risks, central banks have belatedly woken up to the biggest one of all — climate change. Monetary policy has so far been ignored — but the European Central Bank, until now on the fringes of this issue, is plunging in

    • 15 Oct 2020
  • Euro SSA market strong ahead of EU arrival

    It was a moderate week for supply in the primary euro public sector bond market but the issuers that did come found ample demand, setting up a decent backdrop for the expected arrival of the European Union’s big borrowing programme next week.

    • 15 Oct 2020
  • KfW and Paris score in quiet euro SSA market ahead of EU’s arrival

    KfW and Ville de Paris grabbed the attention of investors at the opposite ends of the euro curve on Tuesday in what has been a thin week for issuance in the currency by public sector borrowers ahead of the expected arrival of the EU’s first syndicated bond under its Support to Mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) funding programme next week.

    • 13 Oct 2020
  • SSA secondary pricing update: Land NRW and EFSF trade tighter

    Trading levels given are bid-side spreads versus mid-swaps and/or an underlying benchmark and bid-yields from the close of business on Monday, October 12. The source for secondary trading levels is ICE Data Services

    • 13 Oct 2020
  • KfW readies seven year euro benchmark

    KfW mandated banks for a seven year euro benchmark on Monday, a deal which was already expected to arrive this week and could well be the German agency’s final public deal in the currency this year.

    • 12 Oct 2020
  • KfW rumoured for next week as Saxony sells only half of seven year bond

    KfW could be set to hit screens with a euro benchmark next week in what may be its final public deal in the currency this year, according to bankers. The bond is likely to come with a seven year maturity, a tenor that the Free State of Saxony struggled with on Thursday, finishing with the book only around half covered.

    • 08 Oct 2020
  • Land NRW finishes 2020 funding amid overwhelming demand

    The German State of North Rhine-Westphalia came to market on Monday for its final benchmark bond issue of 2020 — a €2.4bn sustainability bond. Although NRW is winding up this year's funding, there are still plenty of deals in the pipeline from its fellow Laender.

    • 05 Oct 2020
  • EFSF hits screens with dual tranche, big size expected

    The European Financial Stability Facility mandated banks on Monday to lead a euro dual tranche transaction in what could be the issuer’s first and final outing of the fourth quarter.

    • 05 Oct 2020
  • SRI wave rolls on through SSA mart

    Green, social and sustainable issuance has dominated the supranational and agency bond market for a whole month, consistently outpacing conventional supply. That trend looks set to continue with three SRI deals already on screens.

    • 05 Oct 2020
  • BNG prints longest ever sustainability bond

    Bank Nederlandse Gementeen kicked off a busy week for socially responsible bond issuance by public sector borrowers with a well-received 12 year sustainable bond, its longest ever deal in that format.

    • 01 Oct 2020
  • Bremen sells less than half of €500m bond

    The City of Bremen was heavily undersubscribed as it came to the market with an eight year bond on Thursday, in what is the region’s second consecutive public deal that has failed to reach full subscription.

    • 01 Oct 2020