Greek bank borrowing costs fall

National Bank of Greece bond yields 4.375%

Bond exit likely for Japan pension fund

New chairman of GPIF accepts need for fund to cut JGB holdings

Spain’s borrowing costs hit new low

Yields at 10-year debt auction drop as demand remains robust

Gulf states gain from Russia debt freeze

Some investors view Middle East as relative haven

Watch out for Chinese deflation exports

SocGen’s Albert Edwards warns on China’s fragile recovery

Wall St slips as China data damp mood

S&P 500 falls after six days of gains

Asset managers snap up coco bank debt

Demand confounds expectations for relatively untested asset class

Huge demand for Numericable’s junk bond

Bankers report order book of more than $100bn for $21bn issue

Lisbon debt sale lifts eurozone spirits

Bond auction paves way for exit from bailout programme

Deutsche Bank building in downtown Manhattan skyline, New York

Deutsche Bank rethinks US strategies

Plan to shrink balance sheet and cut back on repo lending

German banks next to join ‘coco’ party

Investors look forward to issuance of high-yield, high-risk bonds

Portugal bond sale opens way to bailout exit

Yields tumble in remarkable turnround in country’s fortunes

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

Europe’s big winners

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

Russian bank launches post-Crimea bond

Earnings and M&A activity bolster stocks

S&P 500 records sixth successive gain

US corporate bonds outshine juicier junk

Long-dated debt performs particularly well