Telecom Italia seeks €500m buyback amid negative deposit rates

Telecom Italia has launched a buyback for up to €500m of its bonds, highlighting the burden for companies of having to manage big cash piles as bank deposit rates sink towards zero — or in some cases even to negative interest.

  • 13 Jul 2012
Corporate cash balances are at record highs, as firms have hoarded money during the financial crisis to protect themselves against disruptions in funding markets. Many would like to invest these war chests or pay them out to shareholders, but are reluctant to do so until the economy picks ...

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