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Timeline of developments in luxembourg capital markets services

  • 1953 First listing in USD – World Bank
  • 1963 First Eurobond – Autostrade
  • 1964 First Japanese corporate bond – World BankTakeda
  • 1966 First listing of an EIB Bond
  • 1981 First listing of a bond denominated in ECU – SOFTE
  • 1987 First listing of a US dollar Euro Medium term Note – Pepsico
  • 1988 First listing of a global bond – World Bank
  • 1993 Listing of the first Global Depositary Receipt in Europe – Samsung
  • 1997 First listing of a bond denominated in euro – EIB
  • 1999 Location for first organisation to offer continuous settlement
  • 2002 First listing of a sukuk in Europe – Malaysia Global sukuk
  • 2007 First climate awareness bond – European Investment Bank
  • 2008 First green bond – World Bank
  • 2011 First dim sum bond in Europe – Volkswagen
  • 2016 Founding of LGX
    First Chinese green bond in Europe – Bank of China
    First sovereign green bond – Poland
  • 2019 First ESM Eurobond listed under Luxembourg law - ESM
  • 2020 Issuance and listing of first sovereign sustainability bond in Europe - Luxembourg
    First European Union SURE social bond – European Commission