Latest sovereign news

  • Bond investors make room for new Qatar trade

    Investors are expecting a jumbo trade from the Qatari sovereign in the coming weeks, with money already shifting out of the borrower’s curve in preparation.

    • 16 Oct 2017
  • Fitch hacks at Gabon’s rating

    Fitch took the knife to Gabon’s credit rating after market close on Friday, cutting the creditworthiness of the West African sovereign a notch to B at a time of increasing funding requirements for the country.

    • 16 Oct 2017
  • Mongolia’s new PM makes quick approach to bonds

    It is barely six months since Mongolia pulled off a daring debt exchange after the country’s finances — and its credit rating — fell into disrepair. But the new government is now planning a full return to the debt market, having picked three global banks to help ease a passage to the market.

    • 16 Oct 2017
  • Countries must feel ‘ownership’ when using European Monetary Fund

    With the idea of a European Monetary Fund back on the table at this week’s IMF annual meetings, one Eurozone minister insisted any financing must give a state “ownership” rather than being seen as a directive from Brussels to carry out reforms

    • 15 Oct 2017
  • Q3 BondMarker euro focus: long bonds find favour with voters

    No fewer than five euro benchmark bond issues achieved an average score of nine or above in BondMarker voting in the third quarter. Voter preference was heavily weighted towards the long end of the curve: four of the five top-scoring deals of the quarter had tenors of 10 years or longer and two were longer than 30 years.

    • 13 Oct 2017
  • BondMarker results: Ireland stands alone

    The BondMarker voters have spoken. The results are in for last week's solitary benchmark from Ireland.

    • 12 Oct 2017
  • Ignore Catalan risk at your peril

    There was a time, not so very long ago, when a ‘yes’ vote in a secession referendum in the most prosperous region of the eurozone’s fastest growing economy might have sparked some concerns. Those days appear to be behind us.

    • 12 Oct 2017
  • Romania doubles April 2027 bond

    Romania reopened its 2.375% April 2027s on Tuesday for €1bn, pricing the tap 12bp inside initial price thoughts that were described as “very attractive”.

    • 12 Oct 2017
  • Hong Kong to pursue its first green bond sale next year

    Hong Kong will pursue the sale of a green bond next year, the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam announced in her first policy address this week.

    • 12 Oct 2017
  • Election lifts hopes of greener Germany, perhaps even green bond

    Germany’s general election has put the Green party in a strong position to push for bolder policies on sustainability, and possibly to gain control of the energy ministry.

    • 12 Oct 2017

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European Sovereign Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 17,773.39 25 9.05%
2 HSBC 16,094.53 24 8.19%
3 BNP Paribas 14,513.99 21 7.39%
4 Barclays 14,014.48 21 7.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,328.33 24 6.78%

Dollar Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 45,626.01 111 11.54%
2 Citi 45,298.31 115 11.46%
3 HSBC 31,954.47 73 8.08%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,646.56 91 8.01%
5 Deutsche Bank 25,336.01 60 6.41%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 32,254.14 93 7.35%
2 UniCredit 31,545.41 101 7.19%
3 BNP Paribas 30,965.57 63 7.06%
4 Goldman Sachs 30,813.44 79 7.02%
5 Barclays 28,821.98 69 6.57%

Bookrunners of Global SSA (Excl US Agency)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 85,260.76 291 7.41%
2 JPMorgan 83,401.52 474 7.25%
3 HSBC 75,131.79 254 6.53%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 62,436.52 190 5.43%
5 Goldman Sachs 58,162.93 154 5.06%