News, details on bond issues in the European markets on Thursday:

MORGAN STANLEY (MS.N)

Issue: five-year, fixed-rate euro senior unsecured bond, as reported by IFR Markets, a Thomson Reuters online news and market analysis service.

Managing bank: Morgan Stanley

Ratings: Moody's A2, S&P A, Fitch A

CAIXA CATALUNYA [CAJCA.UL]

Issue: five-year, goverment-guaranteed euro benchmark bond, as reported by IFR.

Guidance: mid-swaps plus 35 basis points, pricing expected later on Thursday.

Managing banks: Calyon, DZ Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, UBS and Caixa Catalunya.

AXIS BANK (AXBK.BO)

Roadshow: plans roadshow with investors that could be followed by benchmark dollar-denominated bond, a source close to the deal said. In Singapore on Oct. 26, Hong Kong on Oct. 27, and London on Oct. 28. 

Managing banks: Barclays Capital, HSBC, JP Morgan and Standard Chartered

Ratings: Moody's Ba2, S&P BBB-

NRW.BANK [LANNWB.UL]

Issue: size set at 300 million pounds ($496.3 million) for 2012 bond, as reported by IFR Markets, a Thomson Reuters online news and market analysis service.

Guidance: gilts plus 95-100 basis points

Managing banks: HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland

Ratings: Moody's Aa1, S&P AA-, Fitch AAA