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Commissioner Hahn: EU bonds moving closer to sovereign status

Commissioner Hahn: EU bonds moving closer to sovereign status

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Government bond index providers looking to add European Union
Iceland shows off green credentials with debut deal

Iceland shows off green credentials with debut deal

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Long-awaited trade ‘a candidate for transaction of the year’
Euro area credit ratings under pressure from fiscal challenges

Euro area credit ratings under pressure from fiscal challenges

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Reform-minded governments must make adjustments
Borrowers torn between rewarding investors and tackling inflated orders

Borrowers torn between rewarding investors and tackling inflated orders

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Frequent borrowers debate the art of allocation
Reduced demand and higher pricing among biggest worries for borrowers

Reduced demand and higher pricing among biggest worries for borrowers

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Concerns raised on deal subscriptions and new issue premiums, OMFIF’s 2024 Public sector debt outlook survey finds
Latin American sovereigns re-examine art of allocation to boost liquidity

Latin American sovereigns re-examine art of allocation to boost liquidity

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DMOs adapt allocation process and seek more international demand
AfDB’s hybrid capital deal opens new asset class for MDBs

AfDB’s hybrid capital deal opens new asset class for MDBs

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Groundwork to unlock crucial lending to emerging markets has been laid
ECB could forge ‘missing link’ through risk-sharing on government bond-buying

ECB could forge ‘missing link’ through risk-sharing on government bond-buying

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Prospective shift in central bank securities doctrine partly reflects northern losses
Should hedge funds be primary dealers?

Should hedge funds be primary dealers?

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DMOs’ potential reliance on hedge funds is risky but ‘something to analyse’
BTPs: Italy’s impressive turnaround with investors

BTPs: Italy’s impressive turnaround with investors

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Italian government bond yields contract as investors show belief in fiscal plans
Big ECB balance sheet is a source of risk not stability

Big ECB balance sheet is a source of risk not stability

Reducing euro area excess liquidity would exert salutary discipline on banks and governments
Surfing the curve with short-duration credit

Surfing the curve with short-duration credit

Why short-dated bonds may offer the most attractive risk-adjusted yield as the economy slows
Record start for Europe’s debt markets should not obscure risks ahead

Record start for Europe’s debt markets should not obscure risks ahead

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Market expectations of rate cuts ‘too much’ and inflation may be more ‘volatile’
Argentina and Türkiye: a tale of two adjustments

Argentina and Türkiye: a tale of two adjustments

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Milei and Erdoğan take contrasting approaches to economic problems
Outlook 2024: What to expect for the public sector bond market

Outlook 2024: What to expect for the public sector bond market

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Likely outcomes include the EU making further steps to sovereign status
Standardisation is crucial to improving efficiencies in bond issuance

Standardisation is crucial to improving efficiencies in bond issuance

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New survey reveals concerns and potential solutions for market participants

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