• What a QT! BofE lays out plans

    What a QT! BofE lays out plans

    Andrew Hauser, executive director, markets, at the Bank of England, outlined on Wednesday how his institution would slim down its balance sheet when the time came to do so. He said that this would likely involve selling assets rather than simply letting them run off, but explained that the bank would work in collaboration with the debt management office on this.

  • Sweden set to issue green bonds by 2020

    Sweden set to issue green bonds by 2020

    The Swedish government has instructed the country’s national debt office to develop a green framework before issuance in the format by next year as part of its sustainable development strategy.

  • Long end euro lust rekindles Greek hopes

    Long end euro lust rekindles Greek hopes

    This week saw barnstorming trades from Italy and the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) in euros with the long end of the curve proving to be the strong end, and now rumours are swirling around the prospect of a Greek sovereign deal.

  • ICMA and ECSDA outline concerns with EDDI

    ICMA and ECSDA outline concerns with EDDI

    The International Capital Market Association and the European Central Securities Depositories Association have raised concerns with the European Distribution of Debt Instruments project, in response to the European Central Bank’s market consultation.

  • Rumours swirl around new Greek trade

    Rumours swirl around new Greek trade

    Greek debt yields have plummeted following elections in the country over the weekend, sparking renewed expectation from investors that a new bond issue from the sovereign is imminently due on screens.

  • UK DMO celebrates 60th syndication with linker hit

    UK DMO celebrates 60th syndication with linker hit

    The UK Debt Management Office (DMO) issued its 60th syndicated bond on Tuesday and signalled a “smooth” start to the second quarter of its 2019–20 financial year, as it printed an inflation-linked tap that was eight times oversubscribed.

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