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High yield or junk debt rallies sharply on expectations of low default rates
Flurry of data pointing to rapid US economic rebound support asset prices
Taking a greener approach with your bank account, investments and pension could have a big impact
Plus: BlackRock targets Australia oil company, a low bar for tying executive pay to ESG and Extinction Rebellion’s return to London
New US restrictions unlikely to stymie Russian debt market, analysts and investors say
‘Peak pessimism’ has passed as countries accelerate vaccine programmes, investors say
Bank said two years ago it would not finance the controversial sector
Treasuries also boosted by Fed pledge on continued financial support
Michael Mauboussin takes a look at one of the most fraught talking points in investing.
Explosive growth in debt has severely curtailed central banks’ freedom of action
‘Bit of fear coming back’ to markets as pandemic worsens in several regions
Plus: US executives band together on voting rights, New York State pension divests from oil sands and pressure ratchets up on Japanese companies
Japan’s institutions are big investors in the WGBI but are concerned about Chinese onshore bonds inclusion
Nasdaq Composite gains after US consumer prices come in higher than forecast
Unless the Chinese government intervenes, the sell-off is set to widen
Concerns grow over assets linked to executed former chair of state-owned group
Pressure is increasing on creditors to help avoid debt traps
Carrier taps investors for $9bn and says it will pay off a $520m portion of its debt to taxpayers
Lull comes after benchmarks on both sides of Atlantic hit record highs last week
‘Striking’ rise in UK government debt holdings comes as central bank stepped up QE during Covid crisis
Environmental, social, and governance-focused indices advanced 40 per cent in 2019-20
Business schools are being urged to integrate ESG topics in core courses, as well as foster diversity among their faculty and students. Are they succeeding? The FT’s special report into Responsible Business Education is a multi-part series.
Property has long been prized as an investment, but how quickly will the market recover post-pandemic — and can technology help?
Ethical and sustainability goals need a clear, unified compass to avoid bad outcomes
Bonds and equities signal different views on growth prospects for advanced economies