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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.

  • AbbVie logo

    AbbVie serves up sixth-biggest bond ever

    Capital City | 05 May 2015

    AbbVie demonstrated the huge bid for bonds even amid concerns about oversupply in the market, pricing a US$16.7bn six-part deal on Tuesday that attracted US$60bn of demand.

  • American Tower logo

    Smaller high-grade borrowers nip in ahead of jumbo deals

    Capital City | 04 May 2015

    Six issuers nipped into the US high-grade market on Monday, getting ahead of an expected US$35bn–$40bn in deals expected this week including a likely US$13bn-plus trade from AbbVie.

  • Record volumes, volatility fuel spread concerns

    Bonds | 01 May 2015

    Fears that spreads will gap out in May began to mount last week, as investors showed signs of fatigue at the end of a record April for deal volume.

  • AbbVie logo

    Record volumes, volatility fuel spread concerns

    Capital City | 30 April 2015

    Fears that spreads will gap out in May began to mount on Thursday, as investors showed signs of fatigue at the end of a record April for deal volume.

  • United Technologies logo

    Borrowers made to pay up to raise total US$3.449bn

    Capital City | 29 April 2015

    Borrowers were made to pay more for debt on Wednesday as investors, seeing a pipeline of large acquisition financings for next week and wider spreads on recently priced trades, became more price sensitive.

  • Amgen sign at the company's office in South San Francisco

    Amgen, Oracle join debt-for-buybacks club

    Capital City | 28 April 2015

    Amgen and Oracle are battling it out in the investment grade bond market on Tuesday as the corporate giants look to raise around US$11bn collectively to return capital to shareholders.

  • Apple Inc. logo

    Apple eyes more debt for bigger share buybacks

    Capital City | 28 April 2015

    Apple will again come knocking on investors’ doors to sell more debt after announcing on Monday that it has increased its share repurchase plan to US$140bn from US$90bn announced last year.

  • Cases of Pepsi are displayed for sale in Carlsbad, California

    Pepsi steals limelight with US$2.5bn deal

    Capital City | 27 April 2015

    Refinancing drove issuance in the high grade corporate bond market on Monday, as mostly single A-rated issuers took the opportunity to lock in low yields on US$3.675bn of issuance.

  • AT&T

    AT&T's deal leads renewed surge

    Top News | 24 April 2015

    The US investment-grade bond market shifted back into overdrive last week, with a surprise burst of new deals led by a US$17.75bn jumbo acquisition financing by AT&T.

  • The Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York

    TWC bonds gap out on collapse of Comcast merger

    Bonds | 24 April 2015

    The level of event risk in the investment-grade bond market was demonstrated by Time Warner Cable late last week, when its long-dated bonds blew out as much as 80bp in 24 hours, on news that

  • The Time Warner Cable headquarters in New York

    Time Warner Cable bonds widen sharply

    Capital City | 23 April 2015

    Time Warner Cable’s long-dated bonds blew out 45bp on Thursday afternoon, on reports that Comcast Corp planned to drop its US$45bn offer to buy the company, in the face of opposition from US regulators.

  • The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, California

    US high-grade bond market shifts into overdrive

    Capital City | 23 April 2015

    The red-hot US investment-grade bond market shifted into overdrive Thursday with a surprise burst of new deals, putting it on course for one of its biggest weeks of the year.

  • The AT&T logo is pictured by its store in Carlsbad, California

    UPDATE: AT&T sells massive US$17.5bn bond

    Capital City | 23 April 2015

    AT&T Inc made the red-hot corporate bond market even hotter Thursday, pricing US$17.5bn of bonds in the third-largest deal of all time after attracting around US$70bn in demand.

  • Harris Corp logo

    Harris Corp deal swamped with US$16.5bn of orders

    Capital City | 22 April 2015

    The investment-grade market is on track to top the high-end of the week’s new issue estimates after borrowers printed more than US$8bn on Wednesday on the back of some massive order books.

  • Sinopec logo

    Investors snap up US$8.25bn high-grade bonds

    Capital City | 21 April 2015

    Yankee issuers dominated the US high-grade market on Tuesday, with names like Sinopec, Suncorp-Metway and Scentre Group Trust benefiting from a lighter calendar in April and an investor base eager to put money to work.

  • The Citigroup headquarters in New York

    China raises tone, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley raise funds

    Capital City | 20 April 2015

    The US high-grade market saw a healthy US$8.1bn of bonds and capital securities in the market on Monday, after good news out of China created a wide-open window of opportunity.

  • A Qualcomm sign

    Activists unlikely to upset Qualcomm

    Bonds | 17 April 2015

    Hedge fund pressure to break up Qualcomm is not likely to be an obstacle when the world’s largest phone chip-maker comes to market as expected with a jumbo bond issue to finance a share buyback.

  • A Bank of America ATM machine

    BofA and GS come to market post-earnings

    Capital City | 16 April 2015

    Bank of America and Goldman Sachs turned the week’s trickle of bond issuance into a flood on Thursday with the two financial giants raising a collective US$7bn of capital and senior unsecured.

  • Neuberger Berman offices

    Quiet day in US high-grade as bank supply disappoints

    Capital City | 15 April 2015

    The US high-grade bond market saw just five issuers come to market on Wednesday, as the bulk of would-be borrowers remained in earnings blackout and an expected rush of bank deals failed to live up to expectations.

  • The JP Morgan Chase & Co headquarters in New York

    JP Morgan raises US$2bn with Tier 1 trade

    Capital City | 14 April 2015

    The week’s much-anticipated flurry of post-earnings issuance from US banks got under way on Tuesday, with JP Morgan raising US$2bn of Tier 1-eligible capital.

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

    JP Morgan markets new deal after strong results

    Capital City | 14 April 2015

    JP Morgan Chase came to the dollar market with a new benchmark Tier 1 capital securities issue on Tuesday after posting better first-quarter profits boosted by a rebound in bond trading.

  • The Standard Chartered headquarters in London

    StanChart, NBC beat potential bank rush

    Capital City | 13 April 2015

    Standard Chartered and National Bank of Canada nipped in Monday ahead of what could be a flurry of US bank issuance this week, selling a total of US$3.75bn in high-grade bonds on Monday.

  • Perrigo acquisition could threaten Mylan's investment grade

    Ticker | 13 April 2015

    Drugmaker Mylan is at risk of dropping back into junk territory if it doesn’t strike a perfect balance between bond and equity to finance its proposed US$30bn acquisition of healthcare supplier Perrigo, analysts warned.

  • A man walks past a logo of Mizuho Financial Group in Tokyo

    Mizuho in drive to join US top 10

    People & Markets | 10 April 2015

    Mizuho took a giant leap towards transforming itself into a top 10 underwriter of US corporate bonds in the past week, by hiring 130 debt capital markets and corporate finance bankers from

  • bonds Fed

    Fed's Powell sounds alarm on bond market liquidity

    Bonds | 10 April 2015

    Federal Reserve governor Jerome Powell voiced concerns about illiquidity in the fixed-income markets, saying no one knows how to address a problem that could take years to solve.

  • US BONDS: Two deals close record March, quarter in US high-grade market

    Ticker | 31 March 2015

    The biggest March and quarter ever in the US high-grade market both sputtered to an end on Tuesday with just two issuers raising US$750m, bringing the week’s tally to just US$1.75bn.

  • Actavis logo

    Q1 2015 sets record for US high-grade corporate issuance

    Capital City | 31 March 2015

    Mergers and acquisitions, low rates, and share purchases fueled US high-grade corporate bond issuance for first quarter of 2015 and drove it to a new all-time record, reaching US$355.10bn, according to data compiled by IFR.

  • Catamaran Corp logo

    Catamaran bonds rally on deal with UnitedHealth

    Capital City | 30 March 2015

    High-yield bonds issued by pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp rallied on Monday after investment-grade health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc agreed to acquire it in a deal worth US$12.8bn.

  • Telstra

    Telstra lone deal as market digests supply

    Capital City | 30 March 2015

    Australian telecom giant Telstra was the only issuer Monday, coming with a US$1bn offering of 10-year securities as the high-grade market got the holiday-shortened week off to a slow start.

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