Norwegian kroner ‘the only game in town’ for safety play

Taps by sovereigns and supranational agencies dominated the Norwegian krone market this week as European institutional accounts continued to seek top rated paper denominated in what bankers consider the ultimate safe currency.

  • 09 Sep 2011
Some believe the Norwegian krone finally snatched this status from the Swiss franc market when the Swiss central bank announced this week it was imposing a Sfr1.20/€ minimum exchange rate (see separate story).The popularity of Norwegian krone deals remains undiminished. "As markets continue to look dark, investors will ...

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