Peugeot’s loss overshadows French help for carmakers

24 Jul 2012

Peugeot’s bonds fell today after the French carmaker announced a net loss of €819m in the first half of 2012, as sales in Europe slump. The results overshadowed a French government initiative, declared today, to encourage ‘clean’ car sales.

Peugeot’s latest bond issue, the 5.625% €600m July 2017 notes issued in April, fell to 93.00 on Wednesday, reflecting a 7.36% yield, having regained around 4 percentage points, since its low of 91.30 last Tuesday, July 17.

The company’s bonds, rated Ba1/BB/BB, have been under pressure since its ...

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