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  • L-Bank brings first €STR FRN with EIB and other SSAs to follow

    L-Bank brings first €STR FRN with EIB and other SSAs to follow

    While it is no surprise that a public sector borrower has brought the first floating rate note linked to the euro short term rate (€STR), it was a surprise that a small German agency would bring the inaugural transaction, especially as it is some weeks before the European Central Bank (ECB) is due to begin publishing the recommended new risk-free rate.

  • Euro SSA market reopens with a bang

    Euro SSA market reopens with a bang

    Investors stormed into the euro public sector bond market this week fired up from the announcement of a new comprehensive stimulus package by the European Central Bank last week.

  • NWB preps longest ever water bond

    NWB preps longest ever water bond

    Nederlandse Waterschapsbank has selected banks for a €500m 15 year no-grow water bond, in what will be its longest ever maturity for a green bond.

  • SSA issuers in balancing act as Fed tinkers

    SSA issuers in balancing act as Fed tinkers

    Dollar SSA issuers faced huge volatility this week as the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates and unexpectedly pumped billions into the repo market, with two more issuers lining up to test investors’ mettle.

  • EBRD to launch first ever climate resilience bond

    EBRD to launch first ever climate resilience bond

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has mandated banks for its first ever climate resilience bond, a new type of socially responsible product that aims to bring more focus on climate adaptation, rather than mitigation.

  • EIB and NIB fly in euros but Joint Laender struggles

    EIB and NIB fly in euros but Joint Laender struggles

    The European Investment Bank and Nordic Investment Bank kept the strong momentum going in the SSA euro bond market on Wednesday, capitalising on the European Central Bank’s announcement of fresh stimulus last week and a lack of issuance over the summer.

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