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Corporate Bonds

Covestro, Schneider, Ardagh race through ECB-hyped market

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Three European companies, one of them a high yield issuer, jumped into the corporate bond market on Friday, the first to test the waters after the European Central Bank's promise the previous day to top them up with another €600bn of liquidity through its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (Pepp). They found overwhelming demand, leading to fast sales, an increase and deeply negative new issue premiums.

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