PCCW - four letter word for bond investors?

The Hong Kong telco unsettles bond investors with plans to raise funds in euros and sterling.

The Baa1BBB rated credit appeared to be backtracking rapidly last night Thursday after existing holders of its debt reacted badly to news of plans to raise new funds. Investors said that Barclays and Salomon Smith Barney had already begun to pre-market an Eu300 million to Eu500 million 10 year deal and an unspecified second tranche of sterling bonds before the company announced that it had no definite plan to firm up any financing at this point in time....

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