Asset Purchase Facility Quarterly Report - 2017 Q4

In the interests of openness and transparency, we publish a quarterly report on the transactions carried out as part of the Asset Purchase Facility. The reports are published shortly after the end of each quarter.
Published on 29 January 2018

Key points from the 2017 Q4 Asset Purchase Facility Report

During 2017 Q4:

  • During Q4, there was no change to the stock of gilts held in the APF.
  • No corporate bond purchases took place during the quarter.
  • During 2017 Q4, nominal gilt yields fell on average, by around 13 basis points
  • Sterling investment-grade non-financial corporate bond spreads were little changed in 2017 Q4
  • Gross issuance of corporate bonds by UK private non-financial corporations (PNFCs) in 2017 Q4 was higher than in 2016 Q4 and higher than the 2003–08 Q4 average

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