Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi

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Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence, Meeting with Governor Marouane El Abassi

Commentary: Euro-debt issuance rising in prominence

By Pierre Ortlieb in London

The Bank for International Settlements points out in its most recent quarterly review that euro-denominated debt issuance is continuing vigorously. This trend may be here to stay. According to JPMorgan, the first week of September saw €23bn worth of investment-grade, euro-denominated debt issuance. Issuers in 2019 have included Coca Cola, Colgate, IBM and US conglomerate Danaher. Each of these has engaged in so-called ‘reverse Yankee’ bond issuance, wherein a US-domiciled company issues debt in euros.

Read the full commentary on the website.

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Meeting: North Africa’s economic outlook – Tunisia’s economy and regional challenges

Monday 21 October, London, 15:00-16:30 GMT

Improved commodity prices and structural reforms have renewed investor confidence in North Africa, but challenges remain in respect of financial market reform, debt management, economic diversification and inclusive growth. Marouane El Abassi, governor of the Central Bank of Tunisia, will discuss the difficulties facing North Africa, the region’s relationship with the European Union, and the measures Tunisia has taken to increase foreign direct investment and trade.

Request to attend the meeting.

 

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