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    1. 11 hours ago

      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...

    2. 17 hours ago

      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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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,...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. February 15, 2015

      Oil groups raise funds at lower cost than 2014

      Major oil companies have taken advantage of investors’ appetite for investment grade bonds to raise funds at a lower cost...

    22. February 12, 2015

      Eurozone junk-rated debt holds its appeal

      With oil prices tumbling and market volatility on the rise in the last quarter of 2014, global investors in high-yield...

    23. February 12, 2015

      Greece could spur Europe’s experiment with bonds that go ‘pop’

      Don’t understand “coco bonds” but afraid to ask? Anyone concerned about how Europe will tackle its mountainous debts —...

    24. February 11, 2015

      Chinese banks issue most coco bonds

      Chinese banks have emerged as the top issuers of riskier loss-absorbing debt instruments as global financial institutions...

    25. February 10, 2015

      Apple issues debut Swiss franc bonds

      Apple has taken advantage of the drop in Swiss funding costs to issue SFr1.25bn ($1.35bn) of bonds, its first offering in...

    26. February 10, 2015

      Corporate loans back at pre-crisis levels

      Seven years after the financial crisis, the value of loans made globally to corporates has finally exceeded the pre-crisis...

    27. February 10, 2015

      India’s happy story stands out in Asia

      In just two recent weeks, Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries raised a total of $1.75bn in the US dollar bond market. Both...

    28. February 9, 2015

      Microsoft sells $2.25bn of 40-year bonds

      Microsoft sold 40-year bonds for the first time in its history, joining the ranks of multinationals that have offered...

    29. February 6, 2015

      Investor flows reignite corporate bond issuance

      A pick-up in investor flows into mutual funds and ETFs investing in bonds in the past couple of weeks is encouraging...

    30. February 6, 2015

      Rise in financial alchemy is worryingly familiar

      Those searching for evidence of Wall Street’s never-ending wackiness need look no further than the man who is convinced...

    31. February 5, 2015

      Coco market sweetened by Europe QE

      The European Central Bank’s announcement of a €60bn-a-month bond buying programme has boosted some of the riskiest...

    32. February 3, 2015

      Nestlé bond yields turn negative

      Nestle’s corporate bonds traded at negative yields on Tuesday, highlighting investors’ desperate search for cash-conserving...

    33. February 2, 2015

      Banks engineer lower-cost risk capital

      European banks, under pressure to raise additional capital, are looking for clever ways to lower the cost. They are trying...

    34. January 27, 2015

      Unilever sells €750m bond at 0.5% yield

      Unilever took advantage of the market’s positive response to quantitative easing by the European Central Bank to issue a...

    35. January 27, 2015

      Bond markets rush to beat blizzard chaos

      Corporate borrowers rushed to raise funds on US debt capital markets on Monday ahead of a policy meeting by the Federal...

    36. January 25, 2015

      Synthetic CDO volumes double amid hunt for yield

      Yield-starved European investors are helping to drive a resurgence of structured credit securities that were blamed for...

    37. January 20, 2015

      Eurozone junk bond sales rebound

      The European market for junk bonds has begun the year in robust fashion, bouncing back from subdued activity in recent...

    38. January 19, 2015

      Bank debt issuance doubles to record levels

      Bank debt capital issuance has touched an all-time high as new rules in the aftermath of the global financial crisis have...

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