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European Corporate Bond Market: Spreads, Yields, Size

The pages listed below show the history of corporate bond spreads and performance, as well as the size and growth of the Euro-denominated corporate bond market, since 2003. They are a means for interested parties to gain a sense and appreciation of how the bond market in Europe has performed and grown during this period.  All data supplied by Markit Group Ltd.

Investment Grade >> Index: iBoxx EUR Corporates


High Yield >> Index: iBoxx EUR HY Overall


Senior & Subordinated Financials >> Index: iBoxx EUR Financials


Non-Financial Corporate Hybrid >> Index: iBoxx EUR Non-Financials Subordinated


CoCo Bond Market Index >> Index: iBoxx EUR Contingent Convertibles


Sterling Corporate Market >> Index: iBoxx GBP Corporates

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