News, details on corporate bond issues in the European markets on Friday:
STANDARD BANK PLC (SBKJ.J)
Issue: plans a dollar-denominated benchmark Lower Tier 2 bond, as reported by IFR Markets, a Thomson Reuters online news and market analysis service.
Managing banks: Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Bank itself
Ratings: Moody's Baa2, Fitch BBB+ at the senior level