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The problem with sovereign spreads and corporate reform

The problem with sovereign spreads and corporate reform

This year, Bahrain, Qatar and Dubai issued sovereign bonds, and all paid hefty premiums demanded by investors because of the turmoil in global financial markets. Even AA-rated Qatar paid a new-issue premium of about 40 basis points on the five-year tranche of its $5 billion mega bond in November.

December 28, 2011 2:05