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  1. 12 hours ago

    Junk bond issuers lock in low costs

    Sales of junk bonds in the US have ballooned this month after a sharp drop in August, as companies with weak credit ratings...

  2. September 15, 2014

    Europe junk bonds recover from sell-off

    For a reminder of the perils of investing in the riskier end of Europe’s junk bond market, look no further than Phones 4U,...

  1. September 11, 2014

    Century bond surge defies rate fears

    Investors are seizing the chance to lend money to US companies and municipalities for up to 100 years in exchange for a...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Credit markets: High altitude

    What’s the worst that could happen to Lufthansa in the next five years? It is an airline – which may be enough to set nerves...

  3. September 7, 2014

    Demand for corporate credit takes off with Lufthansa bond

    The buoyant European market for corporate credit reached a new high with Lufthansa issuing a €500m bond with a yield of just...

  4. September 2, 2014

    Low rates spur US corporate debt sales

    Sales of highly rated US corporate bonds are expected to pick up sharply during September as global companies take advantage...

  5. August 25, 2014

    No need to panic about high-yield bonds

    Keep calm and carry on has characterised the market for high-yield bonds despite a recent bout of intensive selling by...

  6. August 22, 2014

    Global bond sales at post-crisis high

    Global economic uncertainty has failed to dent bond markets as debt volumes have surged to the highest since the financial...

  7. August 18, 2014

    Investors buy junk bond recovery more time

    Last week Carlyle went to the debt markets to raise $3bn for its $5bn purchase of Acosta Sales & Marketing. The financing...

  8. August 14, 2014

    Junk stabilises after recent sell-off

    The US high-yield market is stabilising after last week’s record outflows from funds buying the corporate debt, with large...

  9. August 13, 2014

    Case for credit investment still stands

    Investors who hold a mix of equities and fixed income instruments such as credit and government bonds can still take...

  10. August 11, 2014

    Europe looks for common default process

    European companies have been able to access a flood of high-yield loans and bonds over the past few years – so far with...

  11. August 8, 2014

    Investors in junk bond funds face a Matrix moment

    In the 1999 science fiction film of the same name, the Matrix is a simulated world created by machines to keep humans...

  12. August 7, 2014

    Investors flee US junk bonds

    Investors have fled the US junk bond market in the past week, withdrawing a record amount from mutual funds and exchange...

  13. August 7, 2014

    European junk bond issuance outstrips US for first time

    Issuance of European high-yield bonds marginally exceeded US high-yield for the first time in the year to June, as companies...

  14. August 6, 2014

    Gundlach reveals 2020 vision for bond market

    It is not only hindsight that is 20/20. While other bond fund managers are explaining why they failed to see this year’s...

  15. August 4, 2014

    Investors blow froth off junk bond market

    “The first thing you learn on the trading floor is that when large numbers of people are after the same commodity, be it a...

  16. July 31, 2014

    Europe’s haven eyes stormy high-yield

    With growing concerns that high-yield corporate bonds are overvalued, could Europe offer nervous investors some shelter from...

  17. July 25, 2014

    Retail investors dump high-yield bond funds

    The flight of retail investors out of “junk” bond funds is accelerating amid fears that the asset class’s bull run may have...

  18. July 24, 2014

    Fears grow over steep decline in bond market liquidity

    The ease with which investors can trade corporate debt has declined sharply in the five years since the financial crisis...

  19. July 24, 2014

    Europe’s ‘covered bond’ decline is no loss

    When a product – especially a creation of financial engineering – has lasted since the 18th century, there must be a good...

  20. July 24, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: EU to weigh far-reaching sanctions on Russia

    EU diplomats will weigh sweeping Russian sanctions on Thursday that include a proposal to ban all Europeans from purchasing...

  21. July 23, 2014

    Yield spike warning for junk bond market

    With a fair tailwind it is quite possible the S&P 500 this week will breach 2,000 for the first time. It’s a juicy round...

  22. July 18, 2014

    Appetite for junk bonds on the wane

    Retail investors are getting increasingly nervous about high-yield bonds, according to a closely watched survey from Bank of...

  23. July 17, 2014

    Bank debt sales leap on strong investor demand

    Sales of investment grade bonds by financial institutions have jumped this year as global banks turned to the US capital...

  24. July 17, 2014

    Telefónica cuts stake in Telecom Italia with €750m bond sale

    Spain’s Telefónica will sell €750m of bonds that can convert into Telecom Italia shares, in a partial withdrawal by the...

  25. July 17, 2014

    Bank bonds gain edge on stocks as risk factor fades

    Customers are renowned for being loyal to their bank. For investors the divergence in equity and bond performance for the US...

  26. July 10, 2014

    Fears over Banco Espírito Santo trigger stocks sell-off

    Fears about one of Portugal’s biggest banks led to a sharp sell off across European financial markets on Thursday, forcing...

  27. July 9, 2014

    Westfield spin-off raises $2.8bn with Europe bond sale

    Scentre Group, the new company spun off from Australian shopping centre operator Westfield, has raised more than A$3bn...

  28. June 27, 2014

    Charity bonds: greed and good

    Who says there is no money to be made in good works? The UK’s first listed, tradable charity bond was launched on Friday –...

  29. June 25, 2014

    Beijing Subway on track for $190m dim sum bond

    China’s cash-strapped local government sector is tapping international debt markets for the first time as Beijing gives the...

  30. June 24, 2014

    ‘Crowdfunding’ muscles in on the bond market

    Crowdfunding is coming for the bond market. Two UK restaurant chains have raised fixed-income debt in the past week through...

  31. June 17, 2014

    Bond fund fees: fire exit

    It’s not when to buy, but when to sell: neither too early nor too late. Wait too long, and there is a rush for the exit,...

  32. June 17, 2014

    ‘Patient capital’ ready to exploit bond market sell-off

    Asset managers hoping to profit from bouts of bond market turmoil – now that big Wall Street banks have had their wings...

  33. June 16, 2014

    Fed looks at exit fees on bond funds

    Federal Reserve officials have discussed whether regulators should impose exit fees on bond funds to avert a potential run...

  34. June 16, 2014

    China overtakes US in company debt issued

    China has more outstanding non-financial corporate debt than any other country, says Standard & Poor’s, having overtaken the...

  35. June 11, 2014

    Investors lap up ultra-long corporate bonds

    Global sales of corporate bonds maturing in 50 years have jumped to record levels this year as investors are flocking to the...

  36. June 9, 2014

    Australia finds fresh favour with Mrs Watanabe

    Japanese investors are switching out of the eurozone and piling into Australia as they renew their search for...

  37. June 5, 2014

    US jobs report key to outlook for bonds

    More than ever, and with good reason, investors are obsessed with America’s jobs market. Every month, US non-farm payrolls...

  38. June 3, 2014

    European banks: Still unstable

    Anthimos Thomopoulos arrives 30 minutes late for his lunch because of the traffic caused by a teachers’ demonstration. It...

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