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    Nowhere to run but Treasuries

    Top News | 22 July 2011

    Looking for a safe haven in which to invest if the US loses its AAA rating? US Treasuries are the answer, Wall Street debt strategists say – the very securities that would be downgraded if Washington fails to lift the debt ceiling by August 2.

  • Treasuries to remain key benchmark, even after downgrade

    Ticker | 28 July 2011

    US Treasuries have become so much a part of the nuts and bolts of the global financial system, that the world will have no choice but to continue using it as a risk-free asset, even if a downgrade to AA shows it’s not risk-free at all.

  • Coca-Cola claims 2011 low coupon record on 5s and 10s

    Ticker | 04 August 2011

    Coca-Cola Company set 2011 records today for the lowest coupons on five- and 10-year debt; claiming 1.804% on US$1bn of fives and 3.30% on US$1bn of 10s.

  • 30-year debt too good to refuse with US Treasuries below 4%

    Ticker | 04 August 2011

    A 30-year Treasury bond yield at under 4% was too good to refuse for six corporates this week, which have together issued more than US $2bn of long-dated debt, some at record low coupons.

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    Record lows set across high grade

    Top News | 05 August 2011

    Investment grade corporates last week claimed record low coupons across maturities as a rush of companies jumped into the market to take advantage of an intensified rally in Treasury yields.

  • US Treasuries retain safe-haven status as investors flee risk

    Ticker | 08 August 2011

    Investors fled risk assets en masse on Monday and rushed into US Treasuries, the very securities that were downgraded to AA+ late Friday but still remain the largest, most liquid safe-haven.

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    US bank bonds, CDS battered by Europe, earnings worries

    Ticker | 11 August 2011

    The US banking sector has become the whipping boy of the bond markets, as investors shy away for fear that US banks could be sucked into any European banking crisis.

  • High-grade swings between extremes

    Bonds | 12 August 2011

    The US high-grade new issue market lurched from one extreme to the other as issuers displayed bravado one minute and shell-shock the next in the most volatile week the public markets have suffered since the 2008 credit crisis.

  • Triple Bs find going tough

    Bonds | 19 August 2011

    Triple B rated corporates were surprised last week when they met a decidedly chillier reception in the new issue market than they have received all year.

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    Slump in bank preferreds dashes hopes for second-half issuance

    Ticker | 24 August 2011

    Recent volatility has crushed US bank preferred share prices and dashed hopes that as much as US$10bn worth of new deals could be issued by banks by year-end as Tier 1 capital securities.

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