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New year to open with bank capital blast before reality bites

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Banks are usually fast off the blocks in the January funding window, frontloading their most vanilla issuance and then picking their spots with strategic deals. Covid has put a different spin on the race in 2021, say syndicate officials. Hybrid capital and senior unsecured are likely to get off to a strong start before spreads catch up with economic reality later in the year.

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