Opinion: No time to waste — Philippines should hit bond market now

The Republic of the Philippines is on a roll. The country on its way up the rating curve, it has already had big success in the dollar market this year, and it is trading at an eye-popping discount to some European countries. The sovereign should waste no time taking advantage of this rosy situation. It will not last forever.

  • 12 Jul 2012
The Philippines’ government has already raised $1.5bn in the international dollar so far this year, after selling a 25 year deal in January. That leaves the government with just $750m left to raise before the end of the year, according to government officials. But the sovereign should not ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 4,124.57 4 12.86%
2 Citi 3,544.03 6 11.05%
3 NatWest Markets 3,044.30 2 9.49%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,534.37 4 7.90%
5 Barclays 2,461.72 2 7.68%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 7,644.11 6 14.34%
2 Citi 6,191.70 7 11.61%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,147.24 8 11.53%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,126.48 5 11.49%
5 JPMorgan 4,598.48 6 8.63%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Barclays 7,351.66 8 11.87%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 6,342.60 7 10.24%
3 JPMorgan 6,071.58 8 9.80%
4 Goldman Sachs 5,036.65 5 8.13%
5 Citi 5,011.57 14 8.09%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 14,913.06 34 9.57%
2 JPMorgan 14,450.74 42 9.27%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,082.56 15 7.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 11,044.38 20 7.08%
5 HSBC 10,585.95 16 6.79%