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