By Serena Ruffoni

Black Friday in the US, and European Union leaders in a deadlock over the forthcoming EU budget, meant there wasn't much movement in secondary bond markets and only a few deals in the European primary bond market Friday.

There is, however, a rare Rosneft bond deal to look forward to next week.

Here is how the credit default swap market stands and the major deals hitting the screens Friday:


Traxx Europe index: flat at 123/124 bps

iTraxx Crossover index: 5 basis points wider at 509/511 bps


A2A SpA (A2A.MI), Italy's biggest municipal utility by market value, will price a 2019 bond.

The issuer is rated Baa3 by Moody's and BBB by Standard and Poor's.

BNP Paribas (BNP.FR) has priced a EUR1.5 billion senior, unsecured 2014 bond.

The bank is rated A2 by Moody's Investors Service, A+ by Standard and Poor's Corp. and A+ by Fitch Ratings.


Italian insurer Assicurazioni Generali SpA (G.MI) is planning to meet fixed-income investors about a potential subordinated bond sale, in London from Nov. 26.

A dated subordinated transaction may follow subject to market conditions.

Russian oil company Rosneft (ROSN.RS) is to hold roadshows next week to promote a bond sale to partly finance its almost $55 billion TNK-BP buyout.

Roadshows are scheduled to start Monday.

-By Serena Ruffoni -0- (Ben Edwards and Sarka Halas contributed to this report)

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