Germany in the news

  • SSAs satisfy niche currency demand

    SSA issuers turned towards niche currencies this week to meet a range of demand across the Australian and Canadian dollar curves. KfW and the Asian Development Bank started the week printing in Australian dollars, before the World Bank joined them in the currency while also returning to the Maple market.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • Green adds lustre to new 10 year ADB Kangaroo

    The Asian Development Bank hopped on to screens on Tuesday to print a new 10.5 year green Kangaroo bond. Demand for longer dated Kangaroo bonds has been muted recently, leading to smaller transaction sizes. So introducing a green label helped the ADB feel “comfortable” with achieving its minimum issuance size, said Anthony Ruschpler, treasury specialist at the ADB in Manila.

    • 11 Sep 2019
  • FMO debuts in Uzbek som, SSAs go ultra-long in euros

    The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO), made its Uzbekistani som debut this week to take advantage of funds flowing into EM currencies thanks to low rates in dollars. Elsewhere, euro investors are looking at the ultra-long end of the SSA market.

    • 06 Sep 2019
  • MTNs slip through as public market resumes

    Issuance is starting to resume after the summer break; however, this week a booming public market drew away investor and issuer attention from MTNs. Despite this, a range of established SSA, FIG and corporate borrowers have slipped in, with deals across core, niche and EM currencies.

    • 30 Aug 2019
  • European agencies hop into long end Kanga taps

    A pair of European agencies placed taps at the long end of the Kangaroo curve this week, printing at the nine and 12 year points. Yields on these notes have fallen compared to previous taps, as the Kangaroo market feels the effects of a global bond rally.

    • 29 Aug 2019
  • KfW USD3bn 1.375% Aug 24

    • 29 Aug 2019
  • Finland prints 'richest syndication of all time'

    Demand for the Republic of Finland’s latest bond was high on Wednesday as it printed through the ECB deposit rate to sell “the most expensive syndication of all time”, according to a banker on the deal. The five year note came 29.9bp richer than Austria’s previous record holding deal, another five year note sold in June.

    • 28 Aug 2019
  • KfW gets bumper Nokkie green light

    KfW brought its revamped green framework to the Norwegian krone market to print a deal on Tuesday. Later that week, strong demand from domestic and international investors let the issuer increase the note to a record breaking size, printing the largest Nokkie green bond across any asset class.

    • 22 Aug 2019
  • Germany 30 year undersubcribed as investors push back on zero coupon

    Investors showed resistance to Germany's first ever 30 year bond sale without a coupon on Wednesday, as the total bids fell below the size of the trade. However, some analysts said the trade offered good value, with yields set to fall further as the European Central Bank prepares to inject fresh stimulus into the eurozone.

    • 21 Aug 2019
  • Scandi taps flow after summer break

    Volumes are growing across the spectrum in the Scandinavian MTN markets, as issuers and bankers return from their summer holidays. Meanwhile, bankers are expecting Scandinavian investors to move further out along the credit curve in response to negative yields as dovish Nordic central bank tones could lead to a bullish Scandinavian market.

    • 13 Aug 2019
  • KfW debuts green framework in Hong Kong dollars

    German agency KfW is “open to further business in [both] Singapore and Hong Kong dollars” as it looks to expand its recently updated green framework. Last week, the agency made its green bond debut in Hong Kong dollars, placing a two year private placement on August 2.

    • 08 Aug 2019
  • Land Schleswig-Holstein EUR500m 0.2% Aug 39

    • 08 Aug 2019
  • FMS-W appoints new treasury head

    FMS Wertmanagement has made an internal appointment for the new head of its treasury, following the departure of Tim Armbruster in July.

    • 05 Aug 2019
  • Portugal could be in line for ratings boost, say analysts

    Analysts at Danske Bank have said that Moody's could raise Portugal's credit rating this week even, amid signs of a weakening European economy. Such a move would have a knock-on impact for the country's banking industry, which has shown clear progress in improving its asset quality.

    • 05 Aug 2019
  • World Bank floats in Hong Kong dollars for the first time since 2009

    The World Bank placed its first Hong Kong dollar deal of its 2019/2020 funding year last week. The supranational chose to link the private placement to the Hibor benchmark, a now little seen structure that was likely the result of a "very specific enquiry", according to one MTN banker away from the deal.

    • 29 Jul 2019

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 17,683.39 29 10.66%
2 Citi 13,595.38 21 8.19%
3 Goldman Sachs 12,302.04 22 7.41%
4 HSBC 12,224.45 15 7.37%
5 BNP Paribas 11,306.61 19 6.81%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 30,035.14 74 11.43%
2 JPMorgan 28,857.73 75 10.98%
3 HSBC 18,795.39 47 7.15%
4 Barclays 17,883.71 42 6.80%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,023.83 61 6.10%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 34,680.26 81 9.38%
2 BNP Paribas 25,099.76 62 6.79%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 24,029.17 65 6.50%
4 Goldman Sachs 23,977.03 51 6.48%
5 UniCredit 23,539.60 68 6.36%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 72,657.14 349 7.87%
2 Citi 56,982.66 177 6.17%
3 HSBC 54,638.28 218 5.92%
4 Barclays 47,859.89 169 5.18%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 40,445.49 149 4.38%