Eurozone countries court Asian buyers for new debt issuance

The golden handshake


Sizable allocations to official institutions in China and Japan on the January bond transactions by the European Union and European Financial Stability Facility added fuel to the idea that Asian investors could have a major influence on the ultimate fate of the Eurozone. Even before those deals were completed, respected market participants had put forward the view that Asian buyers would be a natural source of interest for European debt, and not just that issued by the region’s core.

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