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.
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