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    1. December 18, 2014

      Investors bulk buy bond default insurance options

      Big investors have been buying hundreds of billions of dollars worth of exotic credit derivatives to protect themselves...

    2. December 18, 2014

      High drama looms for high-yield bonds

      The highest profile casualty of collapsing oil prices has been Russia, which this week descended into a full-blown currency...

    1. December 17, 2014

      US companies increasingly borrow in euros

      US companies are showing increasing willingness to issue investment grade bonds in euros for a combination of financial and...

    2. December 16, 2014

      Brokers back new boost to bond liquidity

      If Wall Street were high school, Ronnie Mateo would be the cool kid with all the right friends in all the right cliques. The...

    3. December 12, 2014

      US energy junk debt sell-off spreads

      Investors are fleeing the US junk debt market as a sell-off that started in low-rated energy bonds last month has now spread...

    4. December 8, 2014

      Eurozone bond markets position for QE

      Investors in European credit are pinning their hopes on action by the European Central Bank to juice returns in 2015....

    5. December 8, 2014

      Bears tighten their grip as one-way bets disappear

      More than $21bn of new deals came to the US investment grade debt market on the first day of December, led by a $17bn offer...

    6. December 1, 2014

      Lower US bond yields spur corporate debt sales

      US companies were preparing a slew of debt sales on Monday, with lower Treasury yields spurring activity and offsetting...

    7. November 27, 2014

      In parched bond markets, sparks are dangerous

      Last week Mark Carney revealed an extraordinary statistic. According to the governor of the Bank of England, it now takes...

    8. 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...

    9. 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 –...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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 &...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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