Can’t touch this: bankers weigh Qatar bond

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By Francesca Young
19 Oct 2017

Qatar is looking to issue a jumbo bond before the end of this year, but bond syndicates and DCM desks are agonising over whether it would be good business for them to work with the state, since it has been cut off by its neighbours.

Banks and investors expect a jumbo trade of as much as $9bn from the sovereign in the coming weeks. But several bankers this week said they were uncertain whether it would be in their best interests to lead manage such a deal. Lending banks, meanwhile, have been

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