Nordic Corporate Bond Market Report 2023

Presented by Nordic Trustee and Stamdata

Despite the global challenges faced, the Nordic corporate bond market remained resilient, showcasing its stability and strength. While geopolitical tensions and rising interest rates posed challenges, the market still saw a total outstanding volume of EUR 113bn, only a slight decrease of 3% compared to the previous year.

Selected key takeaways from the report:

  • The market saw a significant 31% increase in new issuance
  • Default rates rose to levels last seen in mid-2021
  • Norway and Sweden continue their dominance
  • Green bond issuance was up by 3%
  • The Nordic HY index returned 9.1%

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The report is based on data provided by Nordic Trustee, Stamdata, and Nordic Bond Pricing, presenting key insights into the Nordic corporate bond market. It provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the market, without speculating on the underlying reasons for the developments.

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