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Ecoutez-moi! France cracks 'exuberant' order problem on sovereign deals

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France became the latest European sovereign bond issuer to confront the problem of inflated orders with the sale of its second green OAT via syndication on Tuesday. But instead of bringing the spread in to price extremely tight like Italy and Spain did earlier in the year, France instead attempted to control the sale process by engaging with investors to persuade them not to put in excessive tickets in the first place. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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