Blank week for European corporate market

18 Mar 2011

Fear and volatility gripped corporate bond markets this week as asset prices tumbled — it was the first week of the year to feature no new issuance.

However, bankers said they expected the market’s underlying strengths would help it to re-open and the pipeline remains promising.

Bankers said the primary market would re-open once stability was restored to Europe’s equity markets. "The corporate market is still seen as a safe haven, more so than parts ...

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