US banks: fickle FICC

Fixed-income groups across Wall Street vary considerably

Stocks gain as earnings and data please

S&P 500 has best week since July

Emerging markets repent of ‘original sin’

Issuing bonds in local currencies has not spared countries from volatility

‘Yes’ vote risk to gilts underestimated

Sterling could fall 5% if Scots embrace independence

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

National Bank of Greece plans bond launch

The €750m issue will be its first in almost five years

Romania’s borrowing costs at record low

Bond issue yielding 3.7% is five times subscribed

Portuguese yields drop on ECB QE hopes

Ten-year bond yields reach lowest since late 2009

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Should the ECB launch QE?

Finding better ways to help the eurozone periphery

Bond investors parse the frontier story

Borrowing costs rise in some countries but fall in others

Bond market indicates deflationary fears

Benchmark yields are not playing to forecasts of rising rates

When use of pseudo-maths adds up to fraud

Many models tweak strategy to fit data or are just statistical flukes

Japan’s elderly curb effort to buoy stocks

Stocks end higher after volatile session

Concerns about Ukraine situation intensify

‘Too big to fail’ is too big to ignore

The problem is not just the subsidy for risk-taking by banks

Risk seekers turn to Latin American bonds

Belgium packs punch in US Treasury market

More T-bills held in small nation than in UK or Switzerland

Low default rates display uneasy calm

Fears rise that a generation of ‘zombie’ businesses may yet fail

Chinese munis will help curb shadow banks

Beijing hastens launch of municipal bond market