Numericable finalises €7.9bn debt sale

Record issuance taps into strong investor demand for yield

Portugal returns with €750m bond auction

First auction to be managed by Lisbon since 2011 bailout

Post-Easter bond market sales heat up

Companies lock in cheap longer-term financing at low rates

Tencent $2.5bn bond sale defies tech gloom

Spread over US Treasuries a new low for Chinese group

Numericable eyes record €8.5bn junk sale

Strong demand to help telecoms group raise funds for SFR deal

Russian bank launches post-Crimea bond

Tatfondbank raised $70m priced to yield 11%

US corporate bonds outshine juicier junk

Long-dated debt performs particularly well

Portugal bond sale opens way to bailout exit

Yields tumble in remarkable turnround in country’s fortunes

China data damp market mood

Aussie dollar slides as rate rise bets are trimmed

Europe’s big winners

Valuation of eurozone peripheral equities is higher than the rest of Europe and the US

Earnings and M&A activity bolster stocks

Japan revamps pension fund committee

Six members installed in push for more aggressive strategy

Foreign investors snap up Spanish debt

Country biggest beneficiary of revival in Europe’s monetary union

Fund answer to bond investors’ dilemma

Absolute return funds aim to hedge interest rate risks

US banks: fickle FICC

Fixed-income across Wall St varies widely

Stocks gain as earnings and data please

Emerging markets repent of ‘original sin’

Issuing bonds in local currencies has not spared countries from volatility

‘Yes’ vote risk to gilts underestimated

Russian debt and equity sales stall

Ukraine crisis has chilling effect on country’s capital markets

Lloyds ‘bail-in bonds’ offer accepted

Bank expects to have the right to buy the debt back at par