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  • Georgieva looks shoo-in for IMF job amid no-show by rivals

    Georgieva looks shoo-in for IMF job amid no-show by rivals

    Europe’s candidate to take over as the next head of the International Monetary Fund received a boost this week after the body’s executive board called for the age limit to be raised and hopes receded of a rival candidate stepping forward.

  • ESM expected in dollars next week

    ESM expected in dollars next week

    The European Stability Mechanism is expected to use its scheduled funding window next week to issue a dollar bond after it did not send out a request for proposals for a euro deal as it usually does, according to market participants.

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  • This is the end for new issue premiums

    How can capital markets professionals talk about new issue premiums when it is becoming normal for issuers to price bonds at negative yields?

  • The temptation of ultra-long sovereign bonds

    The US Treasury is considering issuing 50 or 100 year bonds. It's not the only sovereign looking into whether the time is right to take advantage of investors' desperation for yield by locking in low rates with ultra-long dated funding. Indeed, this could be the dawning of the golden age of the ultra-long government bond.