News, details on corporate bond issues in the European markets on Wednesday:
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK (NAB.AX)
Issue: NAB plans a 12-year senior sterling benchmark bond, said IFR, a Thomson Reuters online news and market analysis service.
Guidance: Books opened at gilts plus 145 basis points area.
Managing banks: NAB Wholesale Banking, RBC, UBS
Ratings: S&P AA, Moody's Aa1, Fitch AA
NOMURA EUROPE FINANCE (9716.T)
Issue: Plans a 5-year senior euro benchmark bond. Investor conference call at 9am GMT, said IFR.
Managing banks: Nomura, Credit Suisse, HSBC
BUZZI UNICEM (BZU.MI)
Issue: Italian cement company plans 7-year 350 million euro ($527.5 million) bond, said sources close to the deal.
Guidance: Indicated at mid-swaps plus 220-240 basis points.
Managing banks: Banca IMI, Deutsche Bank
Rating: S&P BBB