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Investors being presented Slovenia’s debut sustainability bond

Ljubljana – Slovenia is presenting the framework for its first sustainability bond to investors in a global call on Monday, to be followed by one-on-one calls with interested investors on Tuesday, the Finance Ministry has announced. The issue will depend on the market situation.

Turkey fines 10 foreign firms for illegal short selling

Turkey's capital markets watchdog imposed fines totaling 26.4 million Turkish liras ($3.25 million) on 10 foreign financial firms for unlawful short-selling transactions.

According to a Capital Markets Board (SPK) statement, Credit Suisse Securities Europe Limited was fined $960,500, Barclays Capital Securities Limited $867,600 and Merrill Lynch BofA International was fine $778,300.


Slovenia preparing to issue 60-year bond

Ljubljana – Slovenia plans to issue a 60-year bond subject to market conditions and has commissioned BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE and HSBC to manage the issue, the Finance Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Additional details have not been disclosed, but this would be the longest maturity for a bond Slovenia has ever issued.

Govt planning fresh borrowing

Ljubljana – The Finance Ministry has commissioned several international banks to manage a new, 10-year bond with maturity in 2031 and increase a 30-year bond issue due in 2050 in the near future, depending on the situation on financial markets.

Deposits keep rising in pandemic

Bank deposits recorded a new 2.5-billion-euro increase last month, as the economic support measures are helping to strengthen the liquidity of households and enterprises, according to data issued on Thursday by the Bank of Greece. The figures showed that deposits at the end of October amounted to €155.7 billion, up 1.7% in just one month from €153.1 billion at end-September.

Turkey's dollar-denominated bonds see high demand

The Turkish Treasury and Finance Ministry on Nov. 25 said its issuance of a dollar-denominated bond due in 2031 finalized with a nominal amount of $2.25 billion, seeing high demand from international capital markets.

As part of the 2020 external financing program, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Morgan Stanley were authorized on Nov. 24 to issue the bonds.

Demand for Greece’s new 10-yr bond tops 15 bln euros, say sources

Demand for a new 10-year bond Greece issued on Tuesday has exceed the amount of 15 billion euros, sources told Reuters.

New quidance was set at mid-swaps plus 160/165 basis points.

BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International Bank, HSBC and J.P. Morgan act as joint lead managers for the new issue, maturing in June, 2030. [Reuters]

Greece starts sale of new 10-year bond

Greece opened books for a new ten-year bond issue, a lead manager told Reuters on Tuesday.

Guidance was set at mid-swaps plus 170/175 basis points.

BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International Bank, HSBC and J.P. Morgan act as joint lead managers for the new issue, maturing in June, 2030. [Reuters]

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