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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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  • Apple

    Apple issues to dwarf those of rivals

    Apple could go from being the only major technology company with no debt on its books to one that issues as many bonds as a major global bank, as it seeks to fund its US$100bn capital reward for shareholders unveiled last Tuesday.

  • China

    Asian bond sales smash 2013 record

    By Lianting Tu

    With more than a quarter of 2014 remaining, Asian issuers have already sold more bonds in US dollars, euros and yen this year than ever before, taking advantage of easy monetary policies to lock in financing at low fixed rates.

  • Euro and US dollar notes

    Avantor debt gets more costly

    Wary bond investors forced Avantor to pay much more than it wanted and agreed to tighter covenants to fund its hotly debated US$6.4bn takeover of much larger rival VWR International.

  • Samurai

    Basis swaps raise Samurai tide

    The recent improvement in cross-currency basis swaps is benefiting both yen issuers and investors as foreign borrowers are able to offer relatively juicy spreads while still matching their funding costs in their home currencies.

  • Bendigo and Adelaide

    Bendigo keeps faith with RMBS

    Bendigo and Adelaide Bank continued the recent run of Australian residential mortgage securitisations with an enlarged A$750m (US$784m) transaction on October 28, playing down concerns that the RMBS market will be crowded out now that Australian banks are finally able to issue covered bonds.

  • Estate RMBS

    Buyside warms up to CRE CLOs

    Commercial real estate CLOs appear to be the next hot thing in the CMBS market, as borrowers seek new ways to fund the revamp of offices, hotels and malls that have fallen on hard times.

  • HK

    CGN to power year-end IPO frenzy

    CGN Power, China’s largest nuclear energy producer, is so confident of securing orders for its US$3bn Hong Kong IPO that it has limited most of its bookrunners from pre-marketing the deal.

  • BES

    Espirito Santo debacle hits Portugal

    By Aimee Donnellan, Robert Smith

    Portuguese sovereign, corporate and bank bonds came under more pressure last week as the negative spiral surrounding the Espirito Santo Group prompted investors to retreat from the country’s debt.

  • EU agencies threaten City status

    06 September 2010

    Last week’s agreement to establish three new European supervisory agencies for the financial sector will result in a large power shift from London to Brussels, according to a former banker and House of Lords member. This will potentially undermine the City of London in the long-term – a view supported by the lobby group Open Europe.

  • Us dollar and euro banknotes

    High-yield issuers in late-year frenzy

    The junk bond market is ending the year on a frantic note with some 25 different issuers from both sides of the Atlantic jumping into the primary last week after a brief spell of weakness a month back.

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