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Amazon wonder-print belies global inflation jitters

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Amazon wonder-print belies global inflation jitters

E-commerce giant Amazon did the unthinkable this week and printed two year debt just 10bp wide of where investors could buy US Treasuries, the closest a company has ever got to US government debt. But with a high US inflation number sending a shockwave through markets days later, corporate and FIG credit markets are wondering whether they need to brace for a period of panic, write Tyler Davies and Mike Turner.

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    E-commerce giant Amazon did the unthinkable this week and printed two year debt just 10bp wide of where investors could buy US Treasuries, the closest a company has ever got to US government debt. But with a high US inflation number sending a shockwave through markets days later, corporate and FIG credit markets are wondering whether they need to brace for a period of panic, write Tyler Davies and Mike Turner.

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