Italy and Belgium books soar as records keep tumbling

Euro Book
By Burhan Khadbai
15 Jan 2020

Italy and Belgium were the latest eurozone sovereigns to build their largest ever order books for syndicated bonds on Wednesday, with the former coming close to breaking the record demand from a eurozone issuer set by Spain on Tuesday.

Italy raised €7bn with a September 2050 bond at a spread of 6bp over the 3.85% September 2049 BTP via Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole and MPS Capital Services.

The final books closed at over €47bn (including €4bn lead manager interest), which is ...

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