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Analysis: 'Brexit premium' drives up euro borrowing costs for UK firms as EU exit looms

Reuters  |  LONDON 

By Abhinav Ramnarayan and Tommy WilkesLONDON (Reuters) - British companies are being forced to pay more to borrow on international bond markets than their European peers as investors demand a hefty premium to compensate for a future hit to business and the UK economy from Brexit.Companies as varied as telecoms giants BT and Vodafone, security firm G4S and the Royal Mail are facing what can be described as a "Brexit premium", bankers and bond investors told Reuters.With less than four months to go before the UK leaves the EU, there is still a risk of it crashing out without a trade deal. Prime ...

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 22:15 IST