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    1. 9 hours ago

      US companies dominate eurozone bond sales

      US companies are selling euro denominated debt at a record pace this year, with Eli Lilly on Tuesday the latest issuer...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Bond ‘tantrum’ stops bank euro debt sales

      Sales of euro-denominated bank debt have dried up following this month’s bond “tantrum”, with markets focused on whether...

    1. May 20, 2015

      Carlos Slim looks set to further sell down stake in KPN

      Carlos Slim has raised about €3bn through a convertible bond sale using the large stake that remains from a failed bid to...

    2. May 19, 2015

      US corporate debt sales move beyond $100bn for May

      The US bond market enjoyed another strong day of issuance on Tuesday, with corporate debt sales powering past the $100bn...

    3. May 19, 2015

      Hurdles remain in reviving single-name CDS

      The credit derivatives market started life with good intentions, designed as a risk management tool to help banks manage...

    4. May 19, 2015

      Wall St eyes revival of crisis derivative

      Banks and large investors are seeking to revive a derivative market widely blamed for its role in fanning the financial...

    5. May 19, 2015

      US debt issuers unfazed by rate rise risk

      When the “taper tantrum” unleashed by the Federal Reserve’s plans to trim its quantitative easing programme clobbered bond...

    6. May 18, 2015

      US blue-chips sell euro-denominated corporate bonds

      McDonald’s and United Technologies were the latest big US companies to take advantage of lower borrowing costs in the...

    7. May 18, 2015

      EU money funds turn to corporate debt

      European money market funds have increased their exposure to short-term corporate debt in an unusual move that underlines a...

    8. May 17, 2015

      Bondholders to have day in court with Lloyds Bank

      Lloyds Banking Group is being taken to court this week by hundreds of disgruntled bondholders over the lender’s plans to buy...

    9. May 14, 2015

      Treasury sells 30-year bonds above expected yield

      The US sale of $16bn 30-year Treasury bonds attracted lack lustre demand on Thursday, after two strong auctions of...

    10. May 13, 2015

      Eurozone debt sales set for rebound

      US companies are coaxing eurozone debt markets back to life after the recent rise in bond yields squeezed credit sales to a...

    11. May 10, 2015

      Asian bond investors brace for increase in US interest rates

      Asian bond investors are bracing for an increase in US interest rates, with the Federal Reserve expected to announce its...

    12. May 7, 2015

      Investors downbeat on prospect of Ukraine debt deal by June

      Investors in Ukraine say the country is unlikely to meet its June deadline to restructure $23bn of debt, putting the...

    13. May 6, 2015

      Rising bond yields spark rush for exits

      Sharply rising long-dated government bond yields are weighing on credit markets, testing the resolve of investors who piled...

    14. May 5, 2015

      Bond platforms look to bury archaic phone trading

      When bond traders fancy lunch, they can order from a panoply of smartphone apps and get a burrito or pad thai delivered...

    15. May 4, 2015

      China widens foreign access to domestic bond market

      China has approved HSBC, Morgan Stanley and 30 other foreign institutions to invest in its $5.9tn domestic bond market, a...

    16. April 28, 2015

      Apple sweetens S&P 500 buyback and dividend boom

      Apple is leading a surge in US companies returning cash to shareholders, with S&P 500 equity investors set to receive a...

    17. April 28, 2015

      QE indigestion for corporate bond investors

      Record low eurozone borrowing costs for companies has triggered a bout of indigestion for bond investors. The launch of...

    18. April 27, 2015

      Reluctant share rally continues, but the risk of equities remains

      The reluctant rally continues. Investors are buying shares in disgust as they hunt for alternatives to super-low — in Europe...

    19. April 26, 2015

      Wasps rugby club targets fans with retail bond issue

      The premiership rugby club Wasps is seeking to raise as much as £35m directly from its fans and other individual investors...

    20. April 23, 2015

      Foreign borrowers wary of dollar rise

      China offered investors a cautionary tale this week of what can happen when a company borrows heavily in dollars. On Monday,...

    21. April 22, 2015

      Prepare for a rough ride in EM bonds

      Emerging markets have enjoyed capital inflows and access to cheap dollar funding since the global financial crisis. These...

    22. April 20, 2015

      Emerging market ETFs: solving the liquidity problem or storing it up?

      Anyone looking for financial bubbles at risk of bursting will be watching the rise of hard currency emerging market...

    23. April 20, 2015

      Ranking vulnerability to US Federal Reserve action

      How vulnerable are emerging markets to capital outflows? With the US Federal Reserve on a long-term course of balance sheet...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Challenging times await US junk bonds after banner run

      When financial market parties end, the worst hangover usually resides with buyers of junk bonds. The party lights may still...

    25. April 14, 2015

      Investors flag up overheating bonds and equity markets

      A closely watched survey of global investment managers reflects how diverging central bank policy continues to drive...

    26. April 13, 2015

      ECB QE alchemy transforms junk bonds

      Higher yield equals greater risk, a maxim that eurozone investors appear increasingly willing to ignore. For investors...

    27. April 7, 2015

      Eurozone corporate borrowing costs fall below 1%

      More than two-thirds of euro denominated corporate bonds rated as investment grade now yield less than 1 per cent as...

    28. April 7, 2015

      Pressure grows on Ukraine corporate bonds

      Ukraine’s war with pro-Russian separatists and severe economic fragility have shaken investor confidence in the solvency of...

    29. April 1, 2015

      QE pushes hybrid bonds to break European records

      Centrica, the UK utility firm, launched its inaugural hybrid bond on Wednesday, the latest in a string of companies tapping...

    30. March 31, 2015

      Lloyds retail investors take bond dispute to court

      Hundreds of retail investors holding special high-income bonds in Lloyds Banking Group have succeeded in taking the bank to...

    31. March 31, 2015

      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...

    32. March 31, 2015

      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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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