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    1. November 25, 2014

      Traders’ credit market concerns grow

      A meltdown in global credit markets is inevitable and the only questions concern the timing and catalyst, say traders and...

    2. November 24, 2014

      Liquidity puzzle lurks within bond funds’ extraordinary rise

      James Carville, in his time as adviser to former president Bill Clinton, was clear on how he would like to be reincarnated –...

    1. November 24, 2014

      Debt issued by European companies heads for post-crisis high

      The amount of new debt – bonds and loans – issued by European companies is heading for a post-crisis high this year,...

    2. November 18, 2014

      Big banks find strong appetite for coco bonds

      Contingent convertible bond deals have nearly tripled this year as banks take advantage of the low-interest rate environment...

    3. November 18, 2014

      Blue-chip bond issuers cannot meet demand

      The enthusiasm with which investors pounced this month on the first euro-denominated bonds offered by Apple speaks to their...

    4. November 14, 2014

      Credit markets play a risky dating game

      In the competitive world of online dating, men and women will embellish their profiles to attract the best mates. Salaries...

    5. November 13, 2014

      Twitter given junk bond rating by S&P

      Twitter has received a junk rating for its bonds from Standard & Poor’s, just one day after management tried to woo...

    6. November 12, 2014

      High-yield supply scarce despite fresh record

      Issuance in European high-yield bonds has already exceeded last year’s record total – despite a sharp reduction in the...

    7. November 11, 2014

      Oil slump drives surge in energy bonds

      A slew of energy companies have come to the US debt capital markets in the past couple of days in spite of a rise in...

    8. November 11, 2014

      ECB impotency makes eurozone stagnation inevitable

      Yields in the eurozone sovereign debt markets have fallen to such low levels that they are, in effect, predicting recession...

    9. November 10, 2014

      Party mood eludes Europe’s debt bankers

      Every student knows that it’s time to party after exams. For debt bankers, however, there has been precious little to...

    10. November 10, 2014

      Falling oil price hits junk energy bonds

      A sharp drop in energy bond prices has pushed yields to their highest level in more than one year, casting a shadow on the...

    11. November 6, 2014

      Junk bond rebound follows end of QE

      As the Federal Reserve wraps up its latest round of quantitative easing, one unlikely asset class is benefiting from the end...

    12. November 4, 2014

      Consortium plans rescue bid for Petropavlovsk

      A consortium led by a former lieutenant of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has launched a rescue bid for Petropavlovsk,...

    13. November 4, 2014

      Apple issues €2.8bn in euro bonds

      Apple sold €2.8bn in bonds on Tuesday in its first debt offer in a currency other than US dollars as the world’s most...

    14. November 3, 2014

      Apple prepares for debt sale

      Apple is preparing for another potential blockbuster debt sale as global corporations take advantage of a drop in borrowing...

    15. October 30, 2014

      High-yield bond sales dry up in Europe

      Fresh sales of European high-yield bonds have virtually ground to a halt as prices have dropped, according to Standard &...

    16. October 29, 2014

      The fiendish bond market needs a radical rethink

      Shares in Verizon rose. Or they fell. Whichever, the point is that it is easy to keep track. The US telecoms group has one...

    17. October 27, 2014

      Leveraged loans come under pressure

      Coloured lights flashed and the pop-rock strains of Bon Jovi blared across the ballroom of the New York Marriott Marquis...

    18. October 24, 2014

      High yield bond: back in a flash

      In a tough 2014, a window opened this month for high yield bond investors. But only briefly. Investment-grade corporate debt...

    19. October 22, 2014

      ECB expected to delve into more dangerous markets

      Just days after the European Central Bank launched its latest bond-buying plan, investors are already clamouring for policy...

    20. October 21, 2014

      Corporate bond sales recover as turmoil wanes

      Global corporate borrowers are returning to the US debt capital markets after sales of new bonds collapsed last week in the...

    21. October 21, 2014

      S&P 500 in biggest daily gain for a year

      Tuesday 21:35 BST. Bulls regained the upper hand in US and European stock markets as the prospect of further central bank...

    22. October 20, 2014

      Investors turn to junk ETFs amid sell-off

      Investors are increasingly turning to exchange traded funds to dip in and out of junk bonds in times of market stress,...

    23. October 17, 2014

      Junk bonds caught in flight from risk

      A sell-off in US stocks this week hit the junk bond markets as investors shunned the riskier securities amid fears about the...

    24. October 16, 2014

      ‘Time to wake up and smell the coffee’ in markets

      How are market participants reacting to the turmoil in the global bond and equity markets? Alberto Gallo, head of macro...

    25. October 16, 2014

      Bank of China in record $6.5bn Coco sale

      Bank of China has sold $6.5bn in hybrid securities, the largest deal by a Chinese lender to raise regulatory capital in US...

    26. October 15, 2014

      ‘Junk’ bond challenge bigger for Europe than US

      The flip side of high yield is high risk, as investors lured into “junk” bonds in recent years are rediscovering. The...

    27. October 14, 2014

      Big bond fund outflows are risk for banks

      The International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report is not a document to which people turn naturally for a...

    28. October 13, 2014

      If you believe the bond markets, we are all Japanese now

      When William Gibson, the cyberpunk novelist, declared at the turn of the century that “Japan is still the future”, he was...

    29. October 13, 2014

      CMBS face downgrades if Fed raises rates

      Bonds comprised of commercial mortgages could be susceptible to ratings downgrades if the Federal Reserve were forced to...

    30. October 13, 2014

      Investors desert European high-yield bonds

      Demand for European high-yield corporate bonds has slumped as investors have become warier of holding risky assets amid...

    31. October 13, 2014

      Yields on European covered bonds hit lows

      European covered bond yields have fallen to their lowest level on record, but there are growing doubts that plans by the...

    32. October 8, 2014

      China landmark bond default heads towards bailout

      A state-owned bad-loan bank has agreed to bail out China’s first domestic bond default, in a move that could reinforce the...

    33. October 7, 2014

      Three’s company for bond trading venture

      The battle being waged to reshape the way bonds are traded on Wall Street has gained intensity with the departure of three...

    34. October 7, 2014

      Russian companies face credit crunch danger

      Russia’s companies face a looming credit crunch unless sanctions imposed by the west are relaxed and access to international...

    35. October 6, 2014

      Merck sale boosts Europe’s corporate bond market

      Europe’s struggling corporate bond market was given a boost on Monday when Merck, the US pharmaceutical group, launched a...

    36. October 5, 2014

      Riskiest ‘slice and dice’ loan sales hit post-crisis high

      Banks are taking advantage of yield-hungry investors to multiply sales of the riskiest portions of “sliced and diced” loan...

    37. October 2, 2014

      Bond investors demand more from corporate borrowers

      Investors are demanding more compensation from corporate borrowers seeking to raise funds in the US as market volatility...

    38. October 1, 2014

      EU companies turn to levered loan finance

      European companies have regained their appetite for using leveraged loans for finance, as well as high-yield bonds, with...

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