European borrowing costs eclipse US

December 28th, 2010
in News, Banking

Financial Times:  European companies’ relative cost of borrowing has risen above that of US groups for the first time since the financial crisis.

Follow up:

Debt issued by European companies has historically traded lower compared with government benchmark rates than that of their US rivals. But since the end of November, European companies have started paying a higher premium, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch corporate debt indices.

The data suggest European companies are starting to pay the price for the sovereign debt crisis that has hit countries such as Greece, Ireland and Spain. It comes at the same time as growth prospects in the US have improved.  Read more.....

 









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