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    1. February 5, 2016

      Global financial stocks slide to new lows

      Financial stocks had some respite on Friday from a torrid week in which leading institutions plumbed their lowest...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Credit default swaps activity heats up

      Asset managers and hedge funds are reviving a corner of the credit derivatives market, with a record number of cleared...

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    1. Latin American Capital Markets

      It is a tumultuous time for Latin America’s capital markets, with oil prices, scandal ...
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    1. February 4, 2016

      US junk debt rated triple C yields 20%

      An investor exodus from the lowest-quality US corporate bonds has sent yields to their highest levels since the world’s...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Borrowers return to Europe’s bond markets

      Foreign borrowers are returning to European bond markets after one of the slowest starts to the year for global debt...

    3. February 2, 2016

      China cuts property group risks with domestic bonds

      Media coverage of China’s property sector last year was almost unremittingly gloomy. High debts, unsold apartments in...

    4. February 1, 2016

      Cardiff University secures cash at record low rates

      Cardiff University has sold the lowest yielding higher education bond in British history, as the allure of rock bottom...

    5. February 1, 2016

      Investors face reckoning over debt-bloated deals

      Last week Bill Ackman, the showman investor, did one of the hardest things a hedge fund manager must do — stand up and...

    6. January 28, 2016

      Italy’s bank stocks slide on loan concerns

      Italian bank shares dropped sharply on Thursday just a day after the EU and Rome announced measures to tackle Italy’s...

    7. January 28, 2016

      Capital markets make slowest start to a year in over a decade

      Global capital markets have had their slowest start to the year for more than a decade as companies have retreated to...

    8. January 28, 2016

      Pipeline of big bond sales set to test investor risk appetite

      When the starting gun sounded over 2016’s debt markets, only a handful of corporate borrowers left the blocks. Although...

    9. January 28, 2016

      Looking to lift the January blues

      January ranks very highly as the gloomiest month for many people, and current sentiment on financial markets certainly...

    10. January 27, 2016

      Investors sell emerging markets debt at record pace

      Investors are deserting emerging market bonds at the fastest rate on record, withdrawing more money than they did at...

    11. January 26, 2016

      Corporate credit shock beckons for China

      Default risks for a pile of $15tn in Chinese corporate debt are rising to their highest levels since the 2008 financial...

    12. January 24, 2016

      US junk-rated energy debt hits two-decade low

      The value of debt issued by junk-rated US energy companies has plummeted to the lowest level for more than two decades,...

    13. January 21, 2016

      What US credit signal says about economy

      Credit markets have been flashing warning signs for the past year. A deterioration in corporate bond prices and higher...

    14. January 20, 2016

      EM borrowing costs rise as credit fears grow

      Emerging market borrowing costs hit their highest level in five years on Wednesday with investors warning that the...

    15. January 20, 2016

      Oil slide fallout stifles US CLO market

      Managers of securities that bundle low quality loans are off to their slowest start on record, with the US market still...

    16. January 20, 2016

      Symantec agrees cut-price sale of Veritas

      Symantec has agreed a cut-price sale of its Veritas data-storage business to Carlyle, renegotiating the terms of last...

    17. January 19, 2016

      Investors shun riskier European bonds amid global market turmoil

      European bond markets have been open only to the most highly regarded companies in 2016, as global market turmoil has...

    18. January 15, 2016

      Oil hits 12-year low as Wall Street sinks

      US stocks fell below the lows they hit in August and oil prices settled below $30 for the first time in 12 years as...

    19. January 14, 2016

      Oil slide leaves distressed debt managers ready to roll

      Timing is everything for investing, as specialist distressed debt fund managers will attest. Proclamations reverberated...

    20. January 14, 2016

      Why the huge demand for AB InBev’s $46bn bond?

      Chatter at the start of the week caught portfolio managers off guard after a torrid end to 2015: one of the marquee...

    21. January 14, 2016

      Demand soars to record $110bn-plus for AB InBev bond deal

      Anheuser-Busch InBev has pulled in more than $110bn of demand for an upsized $46bn bond deal, as investors rushed to...

    22. January 13, 2016

      DoubleLine investor Gundlach issues junk bond warning

      Jeffrey Gundlach, the high profile investor behind DoubleLine Capital, warned investors on Tuesday that it was still...

    23. January 12, 2016

      Blockbuster US bond offering brews

      Mega-brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev has tested investor appetite for a potential blockbuster bond offering later this...

    24. January 12, 2016

      State-backed debt growth lifts default fears

      Investor fears that the bloated sovereign debt market is beginning to pose risks to the world economy could soon be...

    25. January 12, 2016

      S&P says corporate credit conditions worsening at fastest pace since crisis

      The health of indebted companies globally has deteriorated at its fastest pace since the financial system was wracked...

    26. January 12, 2016

      Discrimination at Portuguese bank Novo Banco sets a dangerous precedent

      Just over a year since the European Central Bank took over as the regulator for Europe’s systemically important banks,...

    27. January 8, 2016

      The art of contrarian investing is in the . . . timing

      To be successful as an investor requires making money. To be celebrated, however, and have Christian Bale play you in...

    28. January 7, 2016

      US junk bond market drought breaks

      A drought of US high-yield bond sales showed signs of ending on Thursday with the first deal looming in nearly three...

    29. January 7, 2016

      Making sense of negative yielding convertible bonds

      What do you do, as a ski instructor, when there is no snow at all? The sensible decision is to cancel classes with...

    30. January 6, 2016

      US liquidity reform plans spark debate

      US investment managers are calling on the Securities and Exchange Commission to water down a controversial proposal to...

    31. January 6, 2016

      Issuers raise $15.8bn in first test of 2016 bond market

      US and European companies raised $15.8bn on Tuesday, in the first test of US capital markets since the start of the...

    32. January 4, 2016

      Emerging market portfolio flows at weakest level since global financial crisis

      Foreign investors in emerging market securities made net withdrawals for an unprecedented six consecutive months in the...

    33. January 1, 2016

      Cash lures investors from high-grade debt

      Investors made withdrawals for the sixth consecutive week from mutual funds and exchange traded funds buying high-grade...

    34. January 1, 2016

      Market performance for 2015 in figures

      With the final whistle blown on 2015 trading, here is the year’s scorecard for markets. Equities The Shanghai Composite...

    35. December 30, 2015

      Novo Banco investors threaten legal action over €2bn losses

      Investors have reacted with anger and threatened legal action after Portugal announced plans to impose heavy losses on...

    36. December 30, 2015

      Music shifts for credit investors in 2015

      The music kept playing in credit markets in 2015, but the tune definitely changed. The return of corporate credit...

    37. December 30, 2015

      Fund failure exacerbates liquidity fears

      Corporate debt has been one of the slam-dunk investments of the post-financial crisis era, handing investors juicy and...

    38. December 22, 2015

      Who are the buyers of company bonds?

      Who buys corporate debt? All the usual sorts of investors own corporate bonds: pension funds, insurers, sovereign...

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