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Caffil shows revived route to public sector coronavirus cash


Caffil this week issued the first Covid-19 covered bond, securing vital funding for French hospitals to fight the pandemic. The deal emerged just as public sector borrowers, such as the German Laender, face mounting funding needs to cope with the pandemic, sparking debate over whether the hitherto moribund public sector Pfandbrief market could provide a vital source of cash, writes Bill Thornhill.

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