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Corporate Bonds

Companies exploit a bond market hot with QE-driven demand, but illiquid

German companies have been — compared with most European peers — very well off for funding throughout the financial crisis. Blue chips issue bonds at tighter spreads than comparable companies in other countries. For the Mittelstand, Germany’s multilayered banking system — backed up by the unique Schuldschein market — means many firms are spoilt for choice when it comes to funding.

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