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Determinants of Sovereign Eurobonds Yield Spread

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We examine the determinants of sovereign Eurobond spread at issuance covering 1991-2000. The results of the regression models showed that yield spread increases with maturity, issue size and gross fees and decreases with credit rating and the number of managers. Higher-grade issuers also pay a relatively higher spread to borrow long-term funds and for smaller issues. The findings are consistent with the notion of a term structure 'liquidity premium.' Low-grade issuers pay a higher spread than better-rated countries. However, low-grade countries pay high spread for larger funds. Credit rating is found to provide additional information in explaining the spread on sovereign Eurobonds beyond that provided by macroeconomic variables. Copyright Blackwell Publishers Ltd, 2004.

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  • Khaled Amira, 2004. "Determinants of Sovereign Eurobonds Yield Spread," Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 31(5-6), pages 795-821.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jbfnac:v:31:y:2004-06:i:5-6:p:795-821
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    1. Marc Flandreau & Juan H. Flores & Norbert Gaillard & Sebastián Nieto-Parra, 2010. "The End of Gatekeeping: Underwriters and the Quality of Sovereign Bond Markets, 1815-2007," NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 6(1), pages 53-92.
    2. Maria Bonilla-Musoles & Leandro Garcia-Menendez & Ma Luisa Marti-Selva, 2007. "Efficiency in the eurobond market: application of nonparametric techniques," Applied Financial Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(6), pages 431-444.
    3. Afonso, António & Nunes, Ana Sofia, 2015. "Economic forecasts and sovereign yields," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 319-326.
    4. Audzeyeva, Alena & Schenk-Hoppé, Klaus Reiner, 2010. "The role of country, regional and global market risks in the dynamics of Latin American yield spreads," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 404-422, October.
    5. Sergio Mayordomo & Juan Ignacio Peña & Eduardo S. Schwartz, 2009. "Towards a Common European Monetary Union Risk Free Rate," NBER Working Papers 15353, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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