FIG investors show greater caution as trade war rages

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By David Freitas
15 May 2019

Investors in bank bonds were taking profits this week and heading for cover, hoping for better markets before they participate in new deals following the escalation of trade antagonism between the US and China.

“Tensions around trade negotiations between US and China have an impact on risk premiums,” said one bond investor after credit indices widened. The Markit iTraxx Europe Senior Financials Index widened from 70bp at the start of the month to 83bp on Wednesday.

As the trade discussions between ...

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