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  • Danish DMO advances strippable green bonds

    Danish DMO advances strippable green bonds

    Denmark’s government debt management office has formally proposed issuing green bonds in which the green element can be stripped off and traded separately — something that would be a world first, and would ask difficult questions of the green bond market. The DMO said investors had welcomed the idea.

  • Market readies for era of loose spending

    Market readies for era of loose spending

    A major push towards fiscal easing in Europe, which could be a key driver of capital markets in 2020, looks more likely after the junior partner in Germany's governing coalition elected leaders who are calling for more public investment. Government debt in some other EU countries is already at record levels while demographic changes could push it higher.

  • Aurora shines into EMTNs

    Aurora shines into EMTNs

    Nivaura, a fintech startup, has added automation of EMTNs, commercial paper and certificate of deposits issuance to its Aurora platform.

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  • GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2019 : the winners

    GlobalCapital revealed the winners of its 2019 Bond Awards at its annual Bond Awards Dinner at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on May 22. The complete results are below. GlobalCapital congratulates all the winners and nominees.


  • Primary dealerships are rigged systems — that’s the point

    The FICC Market Standards Board has just released guidance on the proper conduct of government bond auctions, cautioning banks — and primary dealers especially — to manage their conflicts of interest carefully. That’s fine as far as it goes, but the whole point of the primary dealer system is to rig the market, with finely tuned incentives on all sides to make sure governments have access to funding whatever the weather.

  • SSAs could lead the way in transition bonds

    Economies like Canada and Australia that rely upon carbon dioxide-heavy industries are well placed for establishing transition bonds in the SSA market. Having already blazed the trail for green bonds and new risk-free rate linked paper, it is time for SSA issuers to establish transition bonds as a public sector instrument.