Laura covers the corporate beat within the IFR credit team, including primary issues and secondary markets. She previously worked in Argentina as a journalist and, prior to that, wrote for trade finance and structured credit magazines in London.
French oil major Total returned to the euro market for the first time in a year on Wednesday, sticking to its usual aggressive pricing strategy and taking advantage of being a Single A rated credit amid red-hot market conditions.
Supportive credit spreads and seemingly insatiable investor demand have continued to lure corporates into the capital markets well into the close of September.
Nine borrowers made it the European corporate bond market’s busiest day ever on Tuesday, taking advantage of ultra-low funding costs and jumping in before an expected surge of new deals in September.