Triple-A holds sway, Microsoft stuns with debut

In the middle of a more difficult market than has been usual lately, the US dollar high grade sector got exactly what it wanted with the arrival of an industrial credit of impeccable quality and standing: Microsoft.

  • 15 May 2009

"The reaction to the Microsoft showed a flight to quality. It was the bond everyone wanted," said David Trahan, a managing director in the investment grade syndicate at Citigroup in New York.

It was the first ever visit to the US debt market for the software giant, and ...

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