Emergency bridge loans in play as Portugal stares into the abyss

Already consigned to an international bail-out after the government collapsed on Wednesday, Portugal now faces the further humiliation of having to seek bridge financing to tide it over until rescue funds eventually arrive, analysts warned on Thursday night.

  • 25 Mar 2011

With its OTs trading above 8%, the Iberian sovereign’s access to debt markets is evaporating — just as it prepares for Eu6bn of redemptions next month and a further Eu5.4bn in June.

The lack of a new government, which could drag on for two months until elections are ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15,293.97 23 9.68%
2 Barclays 15,041.98 19 9.52%
3 Citi 12,831.69 22 8.12%
4 HSBC 11,347.34 16 7.18%
5 BNP Paribas 9,566.00 13 6.05%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 38,458.62 103 12.19%
2 JPMorgan 28,322.17 76 8.97%
3 HSBC 26,160.46 65 8.29%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 25,855.13 74 8.19%
5 Goldman Sachs 21,942.20 50 6.95%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 34,785.31 89 8.33%
2 Barclays 31,331.38 59 7.50%
3 UniCredit 30,652.04 80 7.34%
4 HSBC 28,482.56 104 6.82%
5 BNP Paribas 26,256.57 63 6.29%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 75,189.63 423 7.08%
2 Citi 71,343.62 261 6.72%
3 HSBC 65,680.62 258 6.18%
4 Barclays 57,933.89 215 5.45%
5 Deutsche Bank 48,544.86 152 4.57%