Just over one third of all benchmark issuance in January came from France, considerably more than the second most prolific region Germany. Sterling makes a small but significant appearence in issuance by currency. And around a third of all benchmark issuance came at the longer end of the curve, 10 years and beyond. In terms of total issuance January 2011 was far in excess of January 2010, and was only slightly less than half the total benchmark issuance in 2008.
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