Latest sovereign news

  • Iceland eight times subscribed for euro return

    Iceland was awash with orders on Wednesday for its first deal since 2014, which came alongside a tender offer for the sovereign’s July 2020 bonds.

    • 05:00 PM
  • Italy plots dollar return

    Italy is planning to return to the dollar market in 2018 for the first time in years and could also make an appearance in yen further down the line.

    • 04:00 PM
  • Luxembourg mulls green bond

    The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg could opt to bring a green bond if it decides to come to market in 2018, GlobalCapital can reveal.

    • 01:15 PM
  • Investors look for QE clue from ECB forecast

    Investors are eagerly awaiting the release of the European Central Bank’s next set of inflation forecasts on Thursday, which will be the first to include estimates for 2020. The figures could provide a clue as to whether the central bank will keep pumping money into SSA bonds after September next year.

    • 12:30 PM
  • Belgium lines up sovereign green, Italy and Greece treading carefully

    Belgium will issue its first sovereign green bond in the first quarter of 2018. Several countries in southern Europe are investigating the option, but they are less likely to issue in the near future.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • Cades halves funding target, updates on AFT merger

    Caisse d'Amortissement de la Dette Sociale’s funding need for 2018 will be less than half that of 2017, the French agency said on Tuesday. It also provided an update on its merger with Agence France Trésor, the French sovereign debt agency.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • GlobalCapital Asia regional capital markets awards 2017: the winners

    Over the last two months, GlobalCapital Asia's team has conducted pitch meetings with banks to decide the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers in Asia in 2017.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • France names green OAT council, holds first meeting

    France’s pioneering work on sovereign green bonds took another step forward on Monday, as it named the members of its green OAT evaluation council on the same day that the group held its first meeting.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • Philippines receives long overdue upgrade to BBB

    Fitch Ratings upgraded the Philippines to BBB with a stable outlook from BBB- on Monday, citing the country’s strong economic performance, a move that some economists say was a long time coming.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • BNG showcases SRI pricing bonus

    Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten on Tuesday printed “another great example” of what bankers said were the “tangible price benefits” of selling SRI bonds. The trade came in the same week that France tapped its famous green OAT — or GrOAT — via auction.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Iceland limbers up in euros as investors predict Fed bonus

    The likely return of a rare sovereign issuer next week will break the silence in an otherwise quiet market for SSAs in euros, after there were just a smattering of German Lander trades this week. Meanwhile, investors believe that the rising interest rate cycle in the US could have a knock-on benefit for euro borrowers.

    • 07 Dec 2017

Sovereign news archive

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 18,481.15 26 4.39%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 3.83%
3 BNP Paribas 15,919.65 22 3.79%
4 Barclays 15,870.51 25 3.77%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,733.99 25 3.50%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 53,463.63 126 11.62%
2 Citi 52,833.87 135 11.48%
3 HSBC 35,802.36 90 7.78%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 34,298.88 106 7.45%
5 Deutsche Bank 31,295.15 75 6.80%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UniCredit 34,793.50 122 7.23%
2 HSBC 34,778.70 117 7.23%
3 Barclays 32,929.25 80 6.85%
4 Goldman Sachs 31,906.26 88 6.63%
5 BNP Paribas 31,635.81 68 6.58%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 95,819.56 331 7.31%
2 JPMorgan 94,013.25 550 7.17%
3 HSBC 82,226.81 301 6.27%
4 Barclays 67,375.60 218 5.14%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,801.88 220 5.09%