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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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 –...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. May 29, 2014

    USAA sells first meteor strike ‘cat bonds’

    USAA, the US insurer, has sold $130m of catastrophe bonds that allow investors to collect yields of 15 per cent or more by...

  15. May 29, 2014

    Wanted: reliable secondhand bond dealers

    For carmakers, a strong secondhand market is essential. Unless buyers “hold to maturity” – the scrap heap – they want to...

  16. May 29, 2014

    Bond investors borrow to boost returns

    “Keep calm and carry on” is a British motivational poster from the second world war that has been co-opted by a generation...

  17. May 28, 2014

    Green bonds carry standard price tag

    GDF Suez, the French utility, was able to raise its €2.5bn green bond in line with comparable debt issues by the company in...

  18. May 28, 2014

    Green bond credentials under scrutiny

    What makes a “green” bond green? The question has arisen with renewed force since GDF Suez, the French power company, this...

  19. May 22, 2014

    Credit Suisse sells $5bn in bonds

    Credit Suisse has sold $5bn worth of bonds in its first significant senior debt sale in more than three years and only days...

  20. May 20, 2014

    Bond markets join the green revolution

    The corporate green bond market is forecast to reach $20bn this year, double the size of last year’s issuance, according to...

  21. May 20, 2014

    China property slowdown spells trouble for Asia bonds

    In May Central China Real Estate, one of the Chinese mainland’s many property developers, proposed issuing Singapore...

  22. May 19, 2014

    ‘Dash for trash’ lifts unrated debt sales

    Now it is the turn of the tiddlers. Even companies too small to be graded by the leading rating agencies – or that choose...

  23. May 15, 2014

    US corporates: yielding to temptation

    Birthdays, stock market levels, cricket scores: people tend to like round numbers. For investment-grade corporate bonds the...

  24. May 15, 2014

    Why bond traders should watch World Cup

    The football World Cup will provide a welcome distraction for financial markets if trading is listless when it kicks off in...

  25. May 12, 2014

    Some signs of dash-for-trash caution

    The hunt for yield goes on. Ultra-loose monetary policy coupled with disinflationary pressures are keeping benchmark bond...

  26. May 8, 2014

    Yield-hungry investors go into riskiest corner of US bond market

    Investors hungry for high yielding assets are turning to one of the riskiest corners of the US corporate debt market, that...

  27. May 8, 2014

    Investor dash for trash feeds M&A surge

    One day, the children of today’s company finance directors will ask their mothers or fathers: what did you do when money was...

  28. May 4, 2014

    High-yield bonds boost Europe M&A hopes

    European companies are increasingly using high-yield bonds to fund acquisitions, fuelling hopes that this new source of...

  29. April 30, 2014

    Apple bonds rise on first trading day

    Apple bonds rose in their first full day of trading in secondary markets, rewarding investors who bought $12bn worth of the...

  30. April 28, 2014

    Bond rush in Asia breaking records

    Hong Kong has supplanted New York as the city that never sleeps – at least for bankers on the city’s bond syndicate desks....

  31. April 27, 2014

    Apple prepares for $17bn jumbo bond sale

    Apple is preparing the groundwork for another blockbuster debt sale in the region of $17bn that could rank as the...

  32. April 25, 2014

    Junk bond fever hits new high with jumbo Numericable deal

    Companies with low credit ratings learned a valuable lesson this week: investors will queue up to lend to them, and expect...

  33. April 24, 2014

    Greek bank borrowing costs fall

    A lossmaking Greek bank has borrowed €750m at a cheaper cost than its national government earlier this month as investors...

  34. April 24, 2014

    Gulf states gain from Russia’s debt freeze

    A handful of oil-rich monarchies in the Gulf have become the unexpected beneficiaries of the crisis in Ukraine, attracting a...

  35. April 23, 2014

    German banks next to join ‘coco’ party

    Yield-starved investors are licking their lips in anticipation as Germany’s banks gear up to join the ‘coco’ bandwagon....

  36. April 23, 2014

    Post-Easter bond market sales heat up

    Bankers are gearing up for a busy post-Easter bond issuance splurge from companies eager to lock in cheap, longer-term...

  37. April 22, 2014

    Numericable eyes record €8.5bn junk sale

    Numericable, the telecoms and cable operator, is to sell a record €8.5bn of junk bonds on Wednesday to raise funds to...

  38. April 22, 2014

    Russian bank launches post-Crimea bond

    A Russian bank in the oil-rich region of Tatarstan has become the country’s first lender to issue a dollar-denominated bond...

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