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  • Barclays shifts ownership of European branches to Irish unit

    People & Markets | 17 August 2018

    Barclays has begun shifting direct ownership of its French, German and Spanish branches from a British-based entity to its Irish bank, according to sources with direct knowledge of the plans, ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union.

  • Corporate bond gravy train slows

    Bonds | 06 April 2018

    Some of Europe’s biggest money managers are slashing exposure to companies’ bonds and some are even shorting them, betting that stress is building in a market that enjoyed impressive gains over the past half-decade of rock-bottom borrowing costs.

  • Full steam ahead

    Corporate bond gravy train slows after five-year express ride

    Ticker | 03 April 2018

    Some of Europe’s biggest money managers are slashing exposure to companies’ bonds and some are even shorting them, betting that stress is building in a market that enjoyed impressive gains over the past half-decade of rock-bottom borrowing costs.

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    Costly dollar hedges tarnish US bonds for overseas investors

    Ticker | 28 February 2018

    (Reuters) Yields on US government debt are at their highest in over four years, and yet they are failing to attract many European investors due to the uncertain outlook for the dollar and the prohibitive cost of hedging their currency risks.

  • Vienna

    Austria 100-year blows the doors off

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    Austria made bond market history last week, bringing the first 100-year eurozone sovereign syndicated trade and pushing the boundaries of the European bond market into uncharted territory.

  • Vienna

    Austria sounds out investors for its first 100-year bond sale

    Ticker | 11 September 2017

    Austria is sounding out investors for a potential 100-year sovereign bond sale as soon as Tuesday, in what would be the first “century bond” to be sold publicly by a eurozone country.

  • EU sovereign debt bankers may be dragged out of London

    People & Markets | 28 July 2017

    Banks at the heart of EU government borrowing could be forced to move some operations out of London if they want to hold on to that business after Brexit, according to three senior bankers with knowledge of the matter.

  • Canary Wharf in London

    Banks dealing EU sovereign debt may be dragged out of London

    Ticker | 26 July 2017

    (Reuters) - Banks at the heart of EU government borrowing could be forced to move some operations out of London if they want to hold on to that business after Brexit, according to three senior bankers with knowledge of the matter.

  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) logo

    Four more banks named in bond price-fixing complaint

    Top News | 13 April 2017

    Investors who are suing a group of traders and banks, alleging they colluded to fix bond prices, have named four more banks as defendants.

  • Four more banks named in bond price-fixing complaint - RTRS

    Ticker | 12 April 2017

    Investors who are suing a group of traders and banks, saying they colluded to fix bond prices, have named four more banks as defendants.

  • Finnish national flag

    Finland becomes third euro zone country to record negative 10-year yield

    Ticker | 27 September 2016

    Finland became the third eurozone sovereign to see its 10-year borrowing costs turn negative on Tuesday as part of a broad rally in eurozone bonds.

  • Italian flag

    The cost of eurozone countries going long

    Bonds | 09 September 2016

    A push by some eurozone countries to issue debt that will not need repaying for many decades may come at a price – but for borrowers who lived through the bloc’s 2010–2012 crisis, it is probably a price worth paying.

  • Volkswagen logo

    Volkswagen gears up for bond market return

    Top News | 05 August 2016

    Volkswagen may sell its first public unsecured deal for a year as early as the end of August, according to four bankers who cover corporate bonds. The deal would be the company’s first such transaction since the emissions scandal in September 2015.

  • Vodafone logos

    Vodafone goes long twice in a week

    Bonds | 05 August 2016

    Vodafone’s penchant for long-dated debt was on display last week, with the UK telecoms firm starting the week with a £800m 33-year benchmark trade and ending it with a £1bn 40-year bond, the two deals coming either side of a Bank of England announcement on corporate bond purchases.

  • Credit Suisse logo

    Sterling market gets leg up from QE

    Bonds | 05 August 2016

    The Bank of England gave the renascent sterling market a helping hand last week, unveiling a corporate bond purchase programme of up to £10bn as part of an ambitious stimulus package to support the UK economy following the Brexit vote.

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    Sterling corporates on winning streak as BoE starts QE

    Ticker | 04 August 2016

    Sterling corporate bonds rallied hard on Thursday after the Bank of England said it would buy them as part of its quantitative easing reprise, with bankers now touting for more business.

  • A wad of British pound bills

    Sterling primary market swats aside Brexit concerns

    Ticker | 04 August 2016

    Corporates and financials have sold just over £6.5bn of bonds since the UK voted to leave the European Union, as the sterling primary market fights back and issuers take advantage of attractive funding costs.

  • Cellnex antennas

    Cellnex paves the way for post-summer rush

    Ticker | 02 August 2016

    Split-rated corporate issuer Cellnex drew around €4bn of demand in its first transaction for over a year as squeezed investors buy up risky paper in a highly technical market that could lure more issuers to market.

  • Cellnex antennas

    Cellnex, Vodafone add to buoyant mood

    Ticker | 01 August 2016

    Split-rated issuer Cellnex Telecom will print a €750m long seven-year euro benchmark trade from a €4bn book, the latest sign of how smoothly the corporate bond market has taken the Brexit vote in its stride.

  • Parliament building in Athens

    Low yields spur rethink on Greece

    Top News | 29 July 2016

    Some hedge funds are returning to the Greek government bond market less than a year after the country was bailed out for the third time, as the hunt for yield intensifies in a low-rate environment.

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