Latest sovereign news

  • Italian Mini BOTs ‘won’t be implemented’, says Tria

    Giovanni Tria, Italy’s minister of economy and finance, rebuffed the chances of a controversial ‘Mini BOT’ financial instrument coming into effect, as he gave a keynote address at the start of the Global Borrowers and Bond Investors Forum in London on Monday.

    • 10:45 AM
  • European government bond supply and trading volumes rise in Q1

    Issuance and average daily trading volumes of European government bonds rose in the first quarter of 2019, according to a report by Afme on Monday.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • SocGen picks Orsini as global DCM head

    Felix Orsini is the new global head of debt capital markets at Société Générale, after Demetrio Salorio left the position to become UK head of global finance. And two other bankers have new roles as a result of Orsini’s job change.

    • 14 Jun 2019
  • BNP Paribas veteran to retire

    A long-standing capital markets practitioner is leaving BNP Paribas.

    • 14 Jun 2019
  • People moves in brief

    Terranova finds new ground at BNPP — BBVA appoints equity head from Commerz — Czornik joins JPM for German M&A

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Ukraine sells euros as Zelensky trust grows

    Ukraine set the terms on its €1bn seven year bond on Thursday afternoon, taking advantage of a huge bid for CEE euro sovereign deals this week and a rally in the country’s own debt since president Volodymyr Zelensky was elected at the end of April.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Iceland defrosts euro curve

    Iceland returned to the euro market on Thursday, bringing a €500m five year issue in its first outing since December 2017.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Ukraine guides for euros as Zelensky reassures

    Ukraine has released initial price guidance for a euro deal that the country has been waiting to print since before Volodymyr Zelensky’s presidential victory in April.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Sovereign deal boosts Korean green bonds

    The Republic of Korea issued a dual-tranche dollar bond on Wednesday, with the shorter dated portion carrying a green and sustainability label.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Croatia launches deal with book of €6.4bn, negative NIP

    The Republic of Croatia launched its €1.5bn 10 year bond on Wednesday afternoon in London from a book of €6.4bn at a level 7bp inside of fair value, according to a lead manager on the note.

    • 12 Jun 2019
  • Lithuania sets spreads on euro dual trancher

    The Republic of Lithuania has set spreads on its 10 year and 30 year euro bonds having crunched 10bp from initial guidance.

    • 12 Jun 2019

Sovereign news archive

European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 14,855.48 22 11.53%
2 HSBC 11,564.92 14 8.97%
3 Citi 11,516.11 17 8.94%
4 BNP Paribas 9,658.90 15 7.50%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 9,565.12 12 7.42%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 23,295.27 53 12.79%
2 JPMorgan 19,716.36 48 10.82%
3 Barclays 12,625.49 27 6.93%
4 HSBC 12,525.90 30 6.87%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,082.27 24 6.08%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 30,754.04 60 10.09%
2 HSBC 21,914.95 64 7.19%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 21,079.26 45 6.91%
4 BNP Paribas 20,894.22 43 6.85%
5 Goldman Sachs 18,777.54 34 6.16%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 56,026.07 242 8.13%
2 HSBC 44,795.14 157 6.50%
3 Citi 43,632.13 123 6.33%
4 Barclays 36,671.77 126 5.32%
5 Deutsche Bank 30,036.64 92 4.36%