• 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.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • Yield hunters beckon eurozone periphery after Greek and Italian successes

    Borrowers across the eurozone periphery will have spied a chance to raise capital after deals from Greece and Italy’s Banco di Desio this week.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • 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.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • Greece prices seven year bond at record low level

    Greece took advantage of a significant rally in its government bonds to lock in its lower ever cost of funding on Tuesday.

    • 16 Jul 2019
  • Greece resurfaces in bond market after mammoth post-election rally

    Greece picked banks on Monday for its third syndicated bond of the year as the sovereign looks to take advantage of a sharp rally in its yields to fund an early repayment of loans to the International Monetary Fund.

    • 15 Jul 2019
  • RBC hires Coutte for new trading role

    Former Lloyds Banking Group trader Christophe Coutte will join RBC Capital Markets as head of macro trading Europe.

    • 15 Jul 2019
  • 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.

    • 11 Jul 2019
  • 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.

    • 10 Jul 2019
  • 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.

    • 10 Jul 2019
  • 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.

    • 09 Jul 2019
  • Italy and EFSF books bulge on ‘fantastic day’

    Investors piled into euro trades from Italy and the European Financial Stability Facility on Tuesday, with around €25.5bn of demand for the names as more issuers line up.

    • 09 Jul 2019
  • Italy joins long maturity euro festa

    Italy has hired banks to tap its 2.8% March 2067 BTPs, as the week's supply of long term euro debt shows little sign of abating.

    • 08 Jul 2019
  • Commerz names new heads in DCM reorg

    Commerzbank has appointed a head of public sector origination and syndication, and a head of international banks, as part of a reorganisation of its debt capital markets business, GlobalCapital understands.

    • 03 Jul 2019
  • Changing of Lagarde at ECB heralds the end of the 'econo-wonks'

    The nomination of IMF managing director Christine Lagarde to be the next governor of the European Central Bank prompted market participants to debate the merits of her potential appointment.

    • 03 Jul 2019
  • UK chooses banks for 2041 index-linked tap

    The UK Debt Management Office (UK DMO) has appointed four banks to lead the syndicated reopener of its 0.125% 2041 index-linked Gilt, which is planned to take place next week.

    • 01 Jul 2019