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  • Emirates NBD secures $750m AT1 in EM FIG resurgence

    Emirates NBD secures $750m AT1 in EM FIG resurgence

    Bankers and investors say FIG issuance will return to the fore after a sovereign-dominated first half of the year. Three bank issuers this week showed that the market is open for non-sovereign issuers. As fears of a second wave of Covid-19 infections and November's US presidential elections threaten volatility, some say the usually quiet summer period may be inundated with EM issuance.

  • Banks begin pre-sounding for autumn IPOs

    Banks begin pre-sounding for autumn IPOs

    Europe’s equity capital markets bankers are preparing for a busy autumn of IPOs and have been meeting with investors to secure early support for these deals. Bankers are hoping the new deals retain some of the features of successful listings in the first half of the year.

  • Ukraine crisis cash in jeopardy after CB chief quits

    Ukraine crisis cash in jeopardy after CB chief quits

    The shock resignation of the governor of Ukraine’s central bank on Wednesday night led the sovereign to pull its much-anticipated Eurobond, which had priced just moments before. As investors grow more unsettled, experts fear for the sovereign’s access to institutional funding and capital markets, writes Mariam Meskin.

  • Insurers line up green capital trades

    Insurers line up green capital trades

    Assicurazioni Generali and Uniqa Insurance are each looking at selling tier two capital from their green bond frameworks, using a quieter period in the new issue markets to explore more complicated and multi-faceted transactions.

  • Akbank out for dollars in 'opportunistic' trade

    Akbank out for dollars in 'opportunistic' trade

    Akbank, the top tier Turkish bank, approached investors for a dollar benchmark bond on Tuesday. The deal comes amid expectations that emerging market investors have finally opened up for corporate and financial institution issuance.

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