BoE and corporate bond buying: a good option?

Corporate bond buying would carry risks for the Bank of England

Jonathan McHugh illustration on Brexit
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FTSE 250 nears pre-Brexit level

Domestically-focused UK index makes up losses suffered since vote

Infrastructure: Wall Street’s new buzzword

Whether Trump or Clinton wins, spending looks set to rise

China bonds are in vogue

There are attractive returns to be had for yield refugees from Europe

‘Safe’ assets deconstructed in new world

Government bond’s traditional role in portfolios is changing

Chinese default heightens creditor anger

Fate of state-owned zombie could set precedent for debt disputes

US rates benchmark hits 7-year high

Rise comes ahead of new rules for money market funds

Bonds investors wary of ‘fallen angels’

Analysts expect more companies to complete slide from investment grade to junk

Fed rate rise odds climb to near-50%

Investors take bullish view of US economy

HKEx brings back closing auction

Mechanism reintroduced in attempt to drive volumes

Fed & BoJ: big questions for markets

Investors and traders need to reassess chance of US rate rise

The Puerto Rico problem is getting bigger

The island is setting a precedent for how to handle muni defaults, says John Dizard

Brazil sees strong demand for bonds

Healthy order book for $1.5bn in US dollar debt with 5.875% yield

Fiscal stimulus would be a market shock

Fresh fiscal stimulus would rattle defensive, gloomy markets

Investors favour EM bonds over Europe

Cocktail of negative rates and political uncertainty dogs asset classes across continent

Solid demand for US inflation-linked bonds

Prospect of growth encourages purchase of $13bn of securities

Euro softer after ECB stands pat

Wall Street slips back from recent record high as bond yields nudge lower

Draghi backs bailout of Italian banks

Shares jump on hint of backstop as ECB keeps rates on hold

Investors dump Turkish stocks and bonds

Erdogan’s declaration of emergency rule hits market sentiment

Masala bond market takes on sceptics

Masala bond market seeks to overcome sceptics