Argentina sets out ’98 plans after surprise Lit300bn deal

A DEFIANT Republic of Argentina took the bear market by the scruff of the neck this week and launched a Lit300bn three year Eurobond — the first from an emerging market issuer since the Asian currency crisis hit nearly five weeks ago.

  • 28 Nov 1997
Argentina launched the deal on Wednesday at Lit250bn, at 269bp over lira swaps - about 100bp wider than the republic was able to issue in lire before October. Chase added Lit50bn to the deal after launch when it was assured that the original bonds were placed and ...

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