ESM next up to face testing markets after KfW’s perfect timing

By Craig McGlashan
16 Oct 2014

The European Stability Mechanism is the only sovereign, supranational or agency lined up to syndicate in euros next week — and it will do so in very different conditions to the last time it printed. Volatility that some bankers said they had not seen since 2009 or 2010 hit markets in the second half of this week — meaning KfW could not have timed things better by coming with a deal on Tuesday.

Poor European and US data, the Ebola virus, growing tensions between the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank and investors booking profits were all cited by bankers and analysts as reasons for the malaise, but what some market participants were sure of was that the post ...

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