SOAF – another firm session. Curve continues to hold up well as the street scrambles to cover shorts in this low liquidity environment. Client flow light.
TURKEY – opened up to 5 wider, rallied up to 7 tighter post CBRT when TRY was briefly rallying, since retraced inline with FX (now weaker by 0.5%), cash is 2-5 tighter on day from 5y out, front end remains very firm, up to 10 tighter on day.
MENA – seeing more switching this morning from QATAR into EUR in the belly from EUR RM, KSA 5-10 tighter on the day, with the belly outperforming esp 29 sukuk on local demand. Long end seeing demand o/r from RM. QATAR slightly lagging in spread terms on the back of supply in the switch, 3-6 tighter on the day. ADGB remains strong in the absence of much flow, 3-5 tighter and everyone same way, a theme echoed in KUWIB -6bps on day. MENA HY unch, LEBAN continue to be active, traded decent size in LEBAN so far, lifted in 19/20/21/23/24/26/30 and 37s.
RUSSIA/CIS – mostly quiet. KAZAK € has seen little bit of activity, and the $ bonds have been bids. We bought some RUSSIA long-end
UKRAINE – still lagging vs rest of HY, only 25cts higher. We are looking to buy some METINV 26s
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