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Private firms urged to be more transparent

Restricted access to corporate financial information can hinder trading, analysts note

British carmaker Aston Martin is among the companies listed as controlling access to information by asking bondholders to register to see financial results stored on password-protected sections of their websites.


INVESTORS are campaigning for private companies to make their financial information more available in a push for greater transparency in Europe's growing high-yield bond market.

The Association for Financial Markets (AFME) in Europe sent a list of companies to bond arrangers