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Bank valuations rising to levels needed for AIB IPO - Irish minister

DUBLIN, Jan 17 Rising bank share prices suggest Ireland may get the kind of value required to sell a 25 percent stake in state-owned Allied Irish Banks (AIB) this year, Finance Minister Michael Noonan said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 3-Toy seller plans listing as investors turn more bullish on Russia

* Plan to offer around 30 pct of shares - sources (Writes through with new context, detail)

UPDATE 1-Moscow and Kiev head for $3 bln debt showdown in English court

* Ukraine sold Russia $3 bln bond weeks before government change

Bonds, Markets, Stocks Jan 16 2017

RPT-Moscow and Kiev head for $3 bln debt showdown in English court

LONDON, Jan 13 A $3 billion dispute between two adversarial governments will come to a head in an English court on Tuesday when Russia and Ukraine meet for a first hearing in their legal battle over a politically charged eurobond.

Stocks, Bonds, Markets Jan 16 2017

Moscow and Kiev head for $3 bln debt showdown in English court

LONDON, Jan 13 A $3 billion dispute between two adversarial governments will come to a head in an English court on Tuesday when Russia and Ukraine meet for a first hearing in their legal battle over a politically charged eurobond.

Stocks, Bonds, Markets Jan 13 2017

UK names banks to launch new 40-year gilt via syndicate

LONDON, Jan 13 Citi, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Santander will act as joint book-runners for the launch of a new 40-year British government bond via a syndication later this month, the UK Debt Management Office said on Friday.

Bonds, Markets, Stocks, Financials Jan 13 2017

US banks ready bond issuance flood after earnings

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IFR) - US banks are facing wider secondary market spreads as they prepare to unleash a deluge of bond issuance after reporting fourth-quarter earnings from Friday.

Standard Chartered offers US dollar AT1 bonds at 8% area

SINGAPORE, Jan 11 (IFR) - Standard Chartered Plc is offering US dollar Additional Tier 1 securities at yield guidance of 8 percent area.

Financials Jan 10 2017

Six banks to test Origin electronic MTN platform

LONDON, Jan 9 (IFR) - Origin, a start-up platform for frequent issuers of medium-term notes and private placements, launched in beta mode on Monday with backing from six investment banks and more than 20 international borrowers.

Financials, Jan 09 2017

US high-grade starts 2017 with third-largest week ever

NEW YORK, Jan 6 (IFR) - The new year started with a bang in the US investment-grade bond market, which clocked its third-busiest week ever this week with almost US$55bn in issuance.