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  • Reynolds American's Camel cigarettes are stacked on a shelf inside a tobacco store in New York

    Darling bids of May

    Bonds | 29 May 2015

    There is no let-up in sight for the relentless deluge of high-grade bond deals, with May’s record US$157bn of issuance likely to be followed by an outsized June.

  • People walk past the headquarters of Swiss bank UBS in Zurich

    Banks take advantage of corporate issuer lull

    Capital City | 27 May 2015

    A flurry of financials tapped the US high grade market on Wednesday, taking advantage of a lull in corporate issuance and an improved tone in equity and credit markets.

  • Time Warner Cable

    UPDATE – Charter locks in US$31bn debt commitment for TWC deal

    Capital City | 27 May 2015

    (IFR/RLPC) - Charter Communications has lined up debt financing of over US$31bn to finance its long-expected acquisition of Time Warner Cable, and is expected to launch the loans and bonds backing the deal imminently to lock in cheap borrowing costs.

  • Western Gas Partners logo

    Just two high-grade issuers price trades in choppy markets

    Capital City | 26 May 2015

    Only two small issues braved the investment grade bond market on Tuesday, to raise a mere US$750m amid an increasingly weaker tone as the day progressed.

  • Record May

    Bonds | 22 May 2015

    The US investment-grade bond market set the record on Wednesday for the busiest May ever seen.

  • A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York

    Signs of fatigue in US high-grade market after record May supply

    Capital City | 22 May 2015

    Signs of indigestion appeared in the high grade market on Thursday, as investors neared the tail end of a record May and what is likely to end up being the busiest month ever for high-grade bond issuance.

  • American Express and American Express corporate cards

    US high-grade bond market logs record month for May

    Capital City | 20 May 2015

    The US investment-grade bond market set the record on Wednesday for the busiest May ever seen.

  • Comcast headquarters

    US high grade flooded with near US$20bn of bonds

    Capital City | 19 May 2015

    The US high grade market was flooded with US$19.75bn of bonds on Tuesday, making it the fourth biggest day of the year, led by jumbo offerings from the likes of Goldman Sachs and Comcast.

  • The logo of Siemens AG is seen atop a factory in Berlin

    US high-grade clocks up fifth busiest day of year

    Capital City | 18 May 2015

    The US investment-grade bond market priced US$18bn of new debt on Monday, making it the fifth-busiest day of 2015, according to IFR data.

  • Morgan Stanley logo

    ETF-style trusts to boost liquidity?

    Top News | 15 May 2015

    A bank proposal to pool corporate bonds of a single borrower into an ETF-style “trust” to help solve the credit markets’ chronic illiquidity problem is being circulated among issuers and investors, and finding some support.

  • A Qualcomm sign

    US shows Europe how it's done

    Bonds | 15 May 2015

    If treasurers at US firms flinched at the sight of continued US Treasury volatility and persistent uncertainty in the Bund market, they certainly did not show it last week, unlike their European counterparts.

  • International Paper Co. logo

    US high-grade market on a tear again with 11 deals for US$9.9bn

    Capital City | 14 May 2015

    The investment grade bond market continued to show surprising resilience on Thursday, to price US$9.871bn of bonds.

  • A Qualcomm sign

    Qualcomm dominates market with US$10bn debut

    Capital City | 13 May 2015

    Qualcomm accounted for the bulk of the US$15.15bn in new issuance from six high-grade borrowers on Wednesday, when it priced a debut US$10bn deal to fund share repurchases.

  • DP World logo

    Many US high-grade borrowers move to sidelines on rate volatility

    Capital City | 12 May 2015

    Two high-grade issuers were out with trades on Tuesday but about five others, including Qualcomm with a debut jumbo transaction, stayed away after another bout of Treasury volatility sent yields to their highest in six months.

  • A pedestrian is seen passing the head office of the Lloyds Banking Group in central London

    High-grade borrowers in mad dash to beat expected Qualcomm jumbo

    Capital City | 11 May 2015

    Eleven borrowers, including financials Lloyds Bank and Capital One, rushed to the US investment-grade bond market on Monday before an expected rush of jumbo trades this week – among them Qualcomm’s debut issue.

  • USA

    US bond market powers on

    Top News | 08 May 2015

    Apple, Shell and AbbVie blitzed the US bond market last week with a combined US$34bn of jumbo bond deals in just two days, bringing the week’s tally to US$52bn, the fourth-largest of all time.

  • Apple Inc. logo

    Apple meets year's funding needs

    Bonds | 08 May 2015

    Apple completed a US$8bn dollar offering last week and in doing so has deftly set itself up with a feasible marketing ploy to gain pricing leverage in euros and sterling if it decides to tap those markets later this year.

  • Boston Scientific logo

    Blazing high-grade market logs fourth-largest week ever

    Capital City | 07 May 2015

    Eight borrowers were raising US$7.4bn in the high-grade market on Thursday, pushing the week’s tally past US$50bn to become the fourth-largest of all time and the third-busiest of 2015.

  • A Qualcomm sign

    Qualcomm mandates banks to market debut bond

    Capital City | 07 May 2015

    Qualcomm, the world’s biggest maker of chips for cell phones, has mandated banks to roadshow a debut jumbo bond that will fund share repurchases.

  • Apple

    Apple, Shell pay up to raise US$18bn

    Capital City | 06 May 2015

    Apple and Shell raised a combined US$18bn in new bonds Wednesday but had to pay up to do it, as rates lurched to their highest levels of the year and sharply raised borrowing costs.

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