Portugal opens up eurozone to China’s bond market

Portugal attracted strong domestic interest on Thursday when it became the first issuer from the eurozone to enter the Panda bond market. Other borrowers from the eurozone are set to follow in its path, including Austria, as issuers look to broaden their investor base and develop the Panda market.

  • By Burhan Khadbai, Rebecca Feng
  • 30 May 2019

“The deal went very well as it was more than three times oversubscribed," said Cristina Casalinho, chair and chief executive of Portugal’s Treasury and Debt Management Agency. The deal was priced at 4.09%, going through three updates from an initial price range of 3.9%-4.5%. 

Book building began on Thursday morning ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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3 Citi 11,516.11 17 8.94%
4 BNP Paribas 9,658.90 15 7.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,565.12 12 7.42%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

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2 JPMorgan 19,716.36 48 10.96%
3 Barclays 12,625.49 27 7.02%
4 HSBC 11,868.27 28 6.60%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,082.27 24 6.16%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 30,754.04 60 10.11%
2 HSBC 21,914.95 64 7.20%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 21,079.26 45 6.93%
4 BNP Paribas 20,894.22 43 6.87%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,777.54 34 6.17%

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1 JPMorgan 55,898.32 241 8.17%
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3 Citi 43,504.97 122 6.36%
4 Barclays 36,671.77 126 5.36%
5 Deutsche Bank 29,979.56 91 4.38%