During 2017 Q2:
- There were no APF gilt purchase operations in 2017 Q2.
- Corporate bond transactions to the value of £1.2 billion took place.
- Nominal gilt yields rose on average, by around 16 basis points.
- Sterling investment-grade non-financial corporate bond spreads decreased in 2017 Q2.
- Gross corporate bond issuance by UK private non-financial corporations (PNFCs) in 2017 Q2 was higher than in 2016 Q2 and higher than the 2003–08 Q2 average.