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Barclays Sees $3.5 Trillion of Bond Sales in 2012, Bamford Says

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Bond issuance worldwide in 2012 will be “relatively similar” to this year’s $3.5 trillion, with the first quarter being the busiest period, according to Mark Bamford, Barclays Capital’s head of global fixed income syndicate.

Volatility in the euro caused by the region’s sovereign debt crisis may lead non-U.S. issuers to tap the market for dollar-denominated corporate debt, Bamford said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “InBusiness With Margaret Brennan.” Sales by foreign issuers accounted for about 45 percent of offerings in 2011, a trend which may continue next year, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tim Catts in New York at tcatts1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Pierre Paulden at ppaulden@bloomberg.net


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