Italy the lightning rod for investors’ long end craving

The Republic of Italy threw down the gauntlet at the long end of the euro yield curve this week when it launched a Eu7bn 30 year bond, the first syndicated government bond in the maturity.

  • 19 Sep 2003

Only a week after Italy's Eu7bn five year BTPei had explored the previously untapped potential of the short end of the euro inflation-linked market, the sovereign was able to attract over Eu15bn of demand for its long dated issue.

"The appetite for 30 year paper is huge, as demonstrated ...

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