Argentina stuns bond markets with century splash

Argentina, Malbec, Mendoza, wine, party
By Oliver West
22 Jun 2017

Argentina had market participants choking on their churrasco this week with a century bond that triggered mixed reactions but sent a clear message about the bond market’s extraordinary ability to back any story it likes the sound of. Oliver West reports.

Many an investor joked that they just hoped Argentina did better in the next 100 years than over the previous 100, but the buy-side took the deal seriously enough to place $10bn in orders. 

This enabled the sovereign to sell the largest century bond from any EM issuer, beating ...

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