Japanese buyers join euro investors eager for regional paper

By Kathleen Gallagher
31 Jan 2014

A pair of French regional issuers could soon join a German sub-sovereign in selling long-dated private placements in yen. Japanese investors are coming late to the party as the regions have already begun to extend their maturities.

Japanese investors are keen to push along the curve in search of yield and look beyond their usual fodder of European agencies to large sub sovereign and regional issuers, EuroWeek understands.

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia took advantage of this new source of demand, selling its longest ...

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