European government bond supply and trading volumes rise in Q1


Issuance and average daily trading volumes of European government bonds rose in the first quarter of 2019, according to a report by Afme on Monday.

By Burhan Khadbai
17 Jun 2019

Gross European Union government bond issuance reached €361bn in the first quarter of 2019, an increase from  €343bn in the first quarter of 2018. Including issuance of bills, supply totalled €684bn, an increase from €668bn in 2018.

In the first quarter of the year, Belgium and Spain were among the European sovereigns ...

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