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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

JPMorgan challenges HSBC for GCC bond crown as sales set record | GulfNews.com

JPMorgan challenges HSBC for GCC bond crown as sales set record | GulfNews.com:

"In the hottest battleground for emerging-market bond deals, JPMorgan Chase & Co. is outflanking HSBC Holdings Plc for the first time in a decade.
The New York-based bank is threatening to dislodge its British rival as the biggest arranger of new issues among the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council after topping the league table at the end of the third quarter, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. JPMorgan is moving up because governments and companies in the Middle East are borrowing more than ever and wooing American investors to soak up the extra supply, according to Matthew Hartley of law firm Allen & Overy LLP.
Bond sales in the six-nation GCC rose to a record $44 billion in the first nine months of 2016 as crude prices below $50 a barrel pushed issuers to cover their revenue shortfalls with debt. Business for global investment banks continues to boom in the fourth quarter, with Bahrain raising $2 billion yesterday and Saudi Arabia and Kuwait said to be seeking $20 billion between them."



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