Tag Archive: bond markets

S&P tells the specialist press “New shoots for green bonds in real estate need nurturing”

A recent report by S&P Global Ratings reveals that demand for green bonds in the real estate sector has grown rapidly since 2012. While tenants are increasingly interested in environmentally sustainable buildings that consider cost saving programs and energy consumption, investor appetite is driven by green bonds’ potential for high-yields, reduced exposure to regulatory and …

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S&P Global on the promising rise of Europe’s private placements in FT pensions title

In an article for Pensions Expert – the Financial Times’s specialist pensions title – Alexandra Krief, director and head of mid-market evaluations at S&P Global Ratings, explores the growth of alternative lending in Europe. Specifically, Krief notes that the European private placement market grew by an impressive 78% last year, with standout performances seen on …

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As green bonds go from strength to strength, China holds the key, says S&P

As investors around the world aim to decarbonise billions of pounds’ worth of their portfolios in a move away from a dependence on fossil fuels, government-led financial incentive schemes such as the promotion of ‘green bonds’ – a tax-exempt bond issued specifically to fund environmentally friendly projects – will be crucial. In fact, new research from …

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S&P’s new rating on Spanish motorway covered in the regional press

As a result of Moorgate outreach, Consenso del Mercado (Market Consensus) – a Spanish online magazine covering the financial markets and economic news – published Standard & Poor’s new long-term rating of ‘BBB’ on Spain’s Autopista del Sol (AUSOL), a 96-kilometre section of the AP7 road between Fuengirola and Guadiaro in southern Spain. At €507 …

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S&P’s ratings on Spanish toll road operator and Russian railcar operator covered by InfraNews

Spanish toll road operator, Itinere Infraestructuras, recently launched a EUR 1.1bn refinancing for its motorway portfolio – with the plan to issue bonds of up to EUR 500 million, as well as a EUR 600 million loan, to refinance debt due in 2018. InfraNews covered the news, citing Standard and Poor’s preliminary ‘BB-’ rating with a …

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Standard & Poor’s rates Abengoa Solar’s EUR 285 million project bonds, reports InfraNews

As the Spanish solar energy company Abengoa Solar issued EUR 285 million of project bonds, InfraNews writes about the consequent ‘BBB’ credit rating with a stable outlook – a result of Abengoa Solar’s significant experience in operating concentrated solar power (CSP) projects. The bonds will be used to refinance two 50 Mega Watt CSP projects, Solaben …

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Standard and Poor’s in InfraNews: Italy must improve project pipeline transparency and planning to appeal to investors

According to a new Standard and Poor’s report, Italy needs to address its poor track-record of Public Private Partnership (PPPs) transactions in order to increase private investor interest in greenfield infrastructure. In particular, the lengthy authorisation procedures and lack of transparency during the procurement phase often proves unattractive to investors. In an attempt to tackle …

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Tradeweb covers early 2015 government bond market activity for Investment & Pensions Europe

A strong rally in sovereign bond markets defined the early part of 2015 – even in Russia, where yields on the 10-year fell nearly 3 percentage points to 4.31% between January and April. Accommodative central bank policy around the world came alongside the rally, as summed up in the piece by Chris Collett, director of …

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Tradeweb’s bund yield data cited by Marketwatch

As the ECB initiates its extensive programme of QE, targeting government bonds, many eurozone bond yields have fallen to record lows. On March 10, Marketwatch tapped Tradeweb data showing that 10-year German government bond yields had fallen to record lows. The full report can be viewed here.



Reuters taps Tradeweb data for feature on negative-yielding bonds

As ECB policy continues to drive up prices in the bond markets, Reuters turned to Tradeweb for government bond data to show that nearly a quarter of all Eurozone bonds are now negative-yielding. To read the full article, please click here.