Mexico Dazzles With Surgical Strike

Dec 19, 2008

Mexico has cracked open the international bond markets for EM issuers with a tightly priced $2bn 10-year benchmark that takes out much of 2009 funding needs. The surprise surgical strike on markets assumed to be firmly shut for LatAm breathes life into fixed income and could spur fresh high grade activity in early 2009. The Global 5.950% of 2019 priced at 99.784 to yield 5.980%, or 390bp over UST and was heard trading at 100.25 (385bp) late Thursday. Guidance...

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