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2020 – A year of green milestones for the Sustainable Bond Market

2020 has been a memorable year for London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market (SBM).

Already home to the first certified green bonds out of China, India, and the Middle East, and to the first sovereign green bonds from Asia Pacific and the Americas, SBM welcomed 39 bonds rais

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2020 - A year of resilience

London’s capital markets ecosystem showed its mettle during the pandemic. Public markets quickly supported businesses and institutions in raising funds to shore up balance sheets and continue to fund growth and innovation. 

445 businesses returning to the market raising £40.8bn in follow-on capital (67% more than in 2019).  Over £73bn was raised through COVID-19 response b

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Fixed Income Pulse: CEE, CIS and Russia – A busy time for the region

Emerging Europe and Central Asian issuers have been active in 2020, as we’ve seen a flurry of first-time issuers and local currency bonds from the region come to our markets.


Hungary was one of the first sovereigns from the region to list its bonds in London this year, raising €2 billion at the end of April, shortly followed by its debut green bond in June 2020 on London Stock

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Green economy in focus: Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Trust

Tom Williams, Head of Energy & Infrastructure and Partner at Downing LLP gives his views on the launch of its newest fund, Downing Renewable & Infrastructure Trust (DORE). The fund is the latest London-listing to receive the Green Economy Mark on admission, which is given to companies and funds with 50% + revenues derive

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Debt Capital Markets update Q2 2019

We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q2 2019.

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This provides a review of global DCM activity, and key highlights from London Stock Exchange Group’s markets.

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Regulatory Update: Prospectus Regulation and impact on Fixed Income issuers

With the application date of the new Prospectus Regulation approaching on 21 July 2019, we explore the potential impacts for fixed income issuers and outline some considerations when choosing a listing venue. We explain how London Stock Exchange’s listing and admission options can help ensure the transition between regimes is as smooth as possible for issuers.

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Fixed Income Pulse: Chile becomes the first sovereign from Americas to issue Green Bonds

Republic of Chile has issued its first two international green bonds on the London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The notes are the first sustainable finance bonds to be issued by a sovereign in the Americas.

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A 30-year US Dollar denominated bond was priced on 17 June and raised $1.42 bn, at a yield of 3.53%

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Fixed Income Pulse: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank issues its first global bond

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) – the first triple-A rated Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) to have been launched in 25 years - has issued its inaugural bond.

The 5-year $2.5 billion bond attracted orders of over $4.4 billion from over 90 investors across the globe representing 27 countries, including high profile central bank treasury accounts. The success of this

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Fixed Income Pulse: Hong Kong issues its first green bond

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (the HKSAR Government) has issued its first international green bond.

The 5-year $1bn bond – part of the Government’s HK$100bn Green Bond Programme - attracted orders of over $4 billion from over 100 accounts. With this issuance, the HKSAR

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Initial public offerings (IPOs): What do management teams want to know right now?

The decision to IPO your business is a profound and important one. Every company will have its own particular reasons for taking this step. Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange talks with management teams around the world about their growth aspirations and how an IPO can help to deliver these. It is fascinating to hear their stories and their reasons for exploring this option.

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IPO Insights May 2019

On 1 May, London Stock Exchange hosted its IPO Forum, bringing together CEOs and CFOs of listed and private companies, institutional investors and professional advisers, to discuss, network and learn about listing on a public market. At this invitation-only event, panellists addressed a wide range of issues. Insights from the Forum are included in the report.

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Debt Capital Markets update Q1 2019

We are pleased to share LSEG’s Quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q1 2019.

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Landmark Bond Issuance: Saudi Aramco successfully prices its inaugural bond

London Stock Exchange welcomed the inaugural $12bn debut bond from Saudi Arabian Oil Company (ARAMCO). 

Saudi Aramco's decision to list this landmark transaction on London Stock Exchange reflects the confidence in the exchange to cater to international investor demand for marquee transactions and the UK’s position as a global financial centre, with a

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Companies to inspire

1000 Companies to Inspire is London Stock Exchange Group’s celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe. As well as identifying 1,000 companies, the annual reports examine in detail the opportunities and challenges facing SMEs and

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London continues to be the world's international exchange

London Stock Exchange continued to be the world’s international exchange in 2018.

We welcomed business from all over the world, with more than 110 IPOs and new listings and 500+ follow on issuances raising over £35 billion. 21 international companies listed in London, almost double the total for all other European exchanges combined.

It was a busy year for Funds, we continued

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China Construction Bank lists $1bn sustainability bond on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) today welcomes the listing of China Construction Bank Hong Branch’s US$1bn sustainability bond on the International Securities Market (ISM).

The $1bn bond is the first sustainability bond admitted to London Stock Exchange’s ISM. The 3-year floating rate bond received strong demand from international investors, confirming London’s status as a

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Fixed Income Pulse: Supporting African Capital Markets

London Stock Exchange Group is at the heart of the world’s financial markets and has a deep and longstanding connection with Africa. In fact, companies from Africa have chosen London Stock Exchange as their listing destination since the 1930s.

Today London Stock Exchange is actively driving various initiatives to support the development of robust, efficient and transparent capital

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Debt Capital Markets update Q4 2018

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London Stock Exchange ranks second in debt capital raised among leading global bond listing venues in 2018. 1,068 bonds were issued on London Stock Exchange during the year accounting for $452bn in debt capital raised, making 2018 the strongest year in terms of bonds issued in the past 5 years. International FI's accounted for 26% of all 2018 issuances, raising $119bn

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A stellar month for Green Bonds in November

November was an exceptional month for Green Bonds, with 7 new bonds listing on LSE (raising USD 3.5 billion), more than any other exchange. This brings the total number of green bonds listed on our markets as of end of November to 59, with USD 20.2 billion equivalent raised.
This month has also seen a series of ‘firsts’ all coming at a time when the world has been focused on Climate

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London Stock Exchange and FICCI Roundtable on investment

On Friday, 12 May 2017, London Stock Exchange hosted a Roundtable Summit with India’s Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, Mr Piyush Goyal. This event provided a unique opportunity to hear from Minister Goyal, and to explore the opportunities for the continued development of the Energy for Growth Partnership recently announced between the UK and India.

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Watch India's NTPC Bond listing on ISM

Watch Nikhil Rathi, CEO, LSE Plc, marking a special moment for LSEG in the launch of the new International Securities Market (ISM). He discusses the strong demand from firms all over the world for an efficient debt raising platform and explains how LSEG have been able to make this possible.

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines,

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Greater China Forum 2015

London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international exchange Group that sits at the heart of the world's financial community. This second year of the Forum brings together Asia’s buy-side, sell-side and corporates to look at access routes to London and Europe’s wider capital markets, through IPOs, trading and ETFs.  It is a must-attend also for those looking

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