Speaking to Bloomberg, Stephanie Besse – Natixis’ Global Head of Debt Capital Markets for Corporates – mentions that European borrowers planning January debt sales may take the opportunity to sell new bonds as tensions simmer in the Middle East.
“If I was an issuer planning to come in the next two weeks, I’d be looking to use any window from now”, said Besse. “The situation is worrying and may lead to more volatility. Still, for now it probably isn’t severe enough to prompt corporate borrowers to bring debt-sale plans forward”, she concluded.
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