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    1. 5 hours ago

      Euro leveraged loans take on American flavour

      “Debating future demand in the teen market made him feel like a drug pusher,” the late Ted Forstmann, a titan of private...

    2. 12 hours ago

      Shipping industry anchors itself in the capital markets

      When Euronav, a Belgian ship owner, last year spent $1bn buying 15 “super tankers” it became the world’s largest listed...

    1. March 30, 2015

      Companies extend maturity of eurozone debt

      Companies selling eurozone bonds have extended the average maturity of their debt to a record length, taking advantage of...

    2. March 30, 2015

      Corporate debt rally puts equities in shade

      In a world where government bond yields are either negative or still hovering near record lows, oil prices are see-sawing...

    3. March 24, 2015

      China’s bond market passes property test

      Asia’s fast-growing bond market faced its biggest challenge earlier this year, with the sudden fall from grace of Kaisa, the...

    4. March 24, 2015

      Patience is best strategy in low-yield world

      Borrowing euro or yen has probably never been cheaper. As a result, carry trades in higher-yielding emerging markets,...

    5. March 23, 2015

      Bond market fears liquidity crunch repeat

      Liquidity crunch: a phrase that strikes fear into the hearts of investors and traders everywhere — and now looming large...

    6. March 23, 2015

      US companies sell record euro debt

      Depressed bond yields in Europe are attracting record debt sales by US multinationals, reflecting efforts by companies to...

    7. March 22, 2015

      Global fund managers warn of a bond bubble

      A growing number of professional investors are warning that bonds are overvalued as fears grow that a fixed income bubble...

    8. March 18, 2015

      BIS warns on risks from big fund groups

      Decisions taken by only a few big fund managers could determine how well bond markets function in future crises, researchers...

    9. March 18, 2015

      High-yield debt market defies sceptics

      There has been no sting in the tail for investors willing to bet on US high-yield bonds during 2015, with the market...

    10. March 12, 2015

      Valeant issues bonds to fund Salix bid

      Valeant was moving ahead with the sale of $9.6bn worth of bonds to fund the acquisition of Salix despite growing uncertainty...

    11. March 12, 2015

      Malaysia’s Petronas raises $5bn via bond issue

      Petronas, Malaysia’s state-owned energy group, has returned to the bond markets after a six-year absence with a $5bn issue...

    12. March 12, 2015

      Yankees ride to rescue of EU credit

      Bankers make poor wordsmiths. When foreign companies issue bonds in New York, they are known as “Yankee bonds”. So what name...

    13. March 9, 2015

      Kinder Morgan sells first euro bonds

      Kinder Morgan sold its first ever euro-denominated bond on Monday, extending the charge of US companies into eurozone debt...

    14. March 9, 2015

      Fitch warns on European high-yield bonds

      Investors in European high-yield bonds have been warned by Fitch of credit market conditions reminiscent of 2007, when...

    15. March 8, 2015

      Bonds: How firm a foundation?

      On the eve of the financial crisis, the office of market supervision at the US securities watchdog included more than 100...

    16. March 8, 2015

      China Inc flocks to euro debt for funding

      Chinese companies are ditching the renminbi and flocking to the euro to raise new offshore debt, as the imminent launch of...

    17. March 6, 2015

      US corporate debt sales exceed $53bn

      The US debt capital market wrapped up its best week of the year in terms of new issuance, with more than $53bn worth of new...

    18. March 6, 2015

      Bond index mix creates ingredient shortage

      If there were a recipe for creating the Barclays US Aggregate Index — one of the most important benchmark bond indices in...

    19. March 5, 2015

      US Treasuries fade as investors sell

      Selling in US Treasuries is picking up speed as global investors shun the world’s most liquid government bond market and...

    20. March 4, 2015

      GDF Suez issues euro bond at record low rate

      GDF Suez broke fresh ground when it issued the lowest coupon on a 20-year corporate benchmark bond in the eurozone,...

    21. March 4, 2015

      Yield premium helps sterling junk bonds

      A recent £400m issue by Jaguar Land Rover marked a distinct shift of gear this year for high-yield bonds denominated in...

    22. March 4, 2015

      Afren defaults on $15m interest payment

      Afren, the London-listed Africa oil and gas explorer, has defaulted on a $15m interest payment as it pursues a restructuring...

    23. March 3, 2015

      Investors snap up Icelandic bank bond

      Investors have snapped up the first benchmark bond issued by an Icelandic bank in euros since the country’s financial...

    24. March 3, 2015

      Actavis’s $21bn bond sale is second-largest on record

      Actavis sold $21bn of bonds on Tuesday in the second-largest corporate debt offering on record, to help fund its $66bn...

    25. March 2, 2015

      Austria gives bondholders sour taste of new EU bank regime

      Bondholders are feeling the painful impact of the EU’s new bank resolution regime for the first time after the Austrian...

    26. March 2, 2015

      Valeant set for $9.6bn jumbo junk sale

      Valeant’s $9.6bn junk bond sale to finance its latest healthcare acquisition is set to be a blockbuster, as February inflows...

    27. March 1, 2015

      Blue-chip debt takes its cue from sub-zero government bond yields

      For many decades, a fund manager who deliberately invested so as to lose money could expect a knock at the door from fraud...

    28. February 27, 2015

      Treasury apologises for Lloyds bonds mistake

      The UK Treasury has been forced to apologise for wrongly telling investors that Lloyds Banking Group had permission to...

    29. February 27, 2015

      Radio Shack whodunnit sends junk bond warning

      By some measures, Radio Shack took a long time to die for a traditional, close-to- centennial retailer of consumer...

    30. February 26, 2015

      Bond issuers increasingly turn to hybrids

      The heavily oversubscribed sale of a €5bn hybrid bond by Total , the French oil group — the largest such issue on a single...

    31. February 25, 2015

      US corporate borrowers flock to Europe

      US companies are embracing European debt capital markets, taking advantage of ultra-low borrowing costs and strong investor...

    32. February 24, 2015

      Investors raise concerns on EU junk bonds

      A group of Europe’s biggest investors have written a letter to bankers bemoaning slipping standards in the continent’s...

    33. February 19, 2015

      Total issues €5bn in hybrid bonds

      Total, the French oil major, has taken advantage of the roaring market for “hybrid” bonds — securities that combine the...

    34. February 19, 2015

      Sliced and diced loans take off in China

      Call it déjà vu with Chinese characteristics: collateralised loan obligations, the sliced and diced loan bundles that helped...

    35. February 18, 2015

      Sub-zero bonds will change risk calculation

      The hunt for yield is entering new territory. The European Central Bank’s landmark decision to unleash quantitative easing...

    36. February 17, 2015

      Rush for risk raises instability fears

      The quest for yield has been at its most frenetic in the corporate bond market, with a growing share of the action taking...

    37. February 16, 2015

      Midsized issuers welcome funding scheme

      For many years, lots of midsized European businesses have made use of the US private placement market, where institutional...

    38. February 15, 2015

      Corporate bonds: Emerging bubble

      In February 2010, a medium-sized Brazilian bank called Banco Pine set out to raise $125m from international investors. Its...

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