EMEA high yield firms have $101bn to repay next year

By Stefanie Linhardt
16 Jul 2013

Near term maturities for speculative grade rated companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa are surging, according to a report by Moody's. The amount of debt issued by these companies that matures next year, has reached $101bn — a 20% increase from Moody's calculation of 2014 maturities a year ago.

In its special comment Substantial Bond Issuance Still Leaves Record Refinancing Needs to be Addressed Next Year, Moody's said the rise in 2014 maturities was mainly due to fallen angels and an increase in first time issuers.

A total of $207bn of speculative grade rated debt matures in 2014 and 2015, ...

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