Portugal, Spain play for time after Irish EU/IMF capitulation

While Ireland’s negotiations over an EU/IMF rescue financing package have refocused investors’ attention on other struggling eurozone sovereign credits, somewhat stronger banks and a deeper domestic investor base could buy Portugal and Spain more time to repair their economies, debt strategists and bankers said this week. But both countries may eventually have to seek external support too.

  • 19 Nov 2010

The sovereigns hurried to distance themselves from Ireland’s crisis (and Spain from its smaller neighbour as well). Each continued to argue on Thursday that their problems could be solved without any kind of external rescue package.

Fernando Teixeira dos Santos, Portugal’s finance minister, said that his country could ...

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 4,822.01 5 13.56%
2 NatWest Markets 3,741.73 3 10.52%
3 Citi 3,544.03 6 9.97%
4 Goldman Sachs 3,231.80 5 9.09%
5 Barclays 2,461.72 2 6.92%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 8,145.87 7 13.07%
2 Citi 7,659.35 12 12.29%
3 Deutsche Bank 7,559.81 8 12.13%
4 Goldman Sachs 6,147.24 8 9.86%
5 JPMorgan 6,097.01 8 9.78%

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 10.92%
2 JPMorgan 6,925.07 9 10.28%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 6,342.60 7 9.42%
4 Goldman Sachs 5,890.15 6 8.75%
5 Citi 5,011.57 14 7.44%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 18,120.72 41 10.07%
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3 HSBC 13,506.20 23 7.50%
4 Barclays 12,988.29 17 7.22%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,082.56 15 6.71%