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Friday, 01 August 2014

Danielle Robinson' s stories

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  • Symetra Financial

    Investors snap up small US high-grade deals

    Capital City | 30 July 2014

    Three issuers braved the US high-grade market to price US$1bn of bonds on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve ended a two-day open market meeting.

  • A range of Danone products is seen as a customer makes her choice in a French super market in Paris

    US firms rush in to seal M&A trades

    Capital City | 29 July 2014

    Companies are continuing to pile into the US bond market this week in a bid to secure M&A financing ahead of new US government tax rules.

  • Hospira logo

    Hospira tax inversion trade could be boon for bondholders

    Capital City | 28 July 2014

    Medical device maker Hospira is thought to be the latest company seeking to avoid US taxes by purchasing an offshore company, with rumors circulating the markets on Monday that it is in negotiations with France’s Danone.

  • A view of the sign outside the Dollar Tree store in Westminster, Colorado

    Dollar Tree to sell US$2.8bn bonds for Family Dollar acquisition

    Capital City | 28 July 2014

    US discount retailer Dollar Tree plans to debut in the junk bond market with US$2.8bn of notes to help pay for its US$8.5bn acquisition of rival Family Dollar Stores.

  • US tax

    Bankers push 'tax-dodge' M&A

    Top News | 25 July 2014

    US bankers and lawyers are inciting a sense of urgency among corporate clients to get tax-reducing acquisitions of offshore companies signed before the end of this year, now that a slew of recent so-called tax-inversion trades has set off alarms in Congress.

  • The Citigroup building in New York

    Citigroup feeds US high-grade market on quiet day

    Capital City | 22 July 2014

    Citigroup stepped up to the plate in the US high-grade market on Tuesday, providing some post-earnings money-center bond issuance with a US$2bn offering of 2.5% five-year notes.

  • Exterior view of the ConAgra Foods Inc. plant in Kansas City, Kansas

    Headline risks, softer tone keep US high-grade quiet

    Capital City | 21 July 2014

    The US investment-grade bond market got the week off to a quiet start Monday amid a softer tone overall, with four issuers raising a total of US$4.55bn.

  • Comerica logo

    Morgan Stanley leads US high-grade session over US$4bn

    Capital City | 17 July 2014

    Morgan Stanley and two other issuers hit the US high-grade market Thursday to raise a total US$4.09bn in tough overall conditions and push the week’s tally to a decent US$11.9bn.

  • The US Federal Reserve building in Washington

    Short end at risk of sell-off

    Bonds | 27 June 2014

    Just when the Fed is due to end its bond purchases in coming months and begin to manage its way toward an eventual rate hike, retail investors have decided to do what the rest of the investor universe did at the beginning of this year and move out of their defensive short-duration positions.

  • Barclays bank logo

    Barclays shelves sub debt Yankee

    Bonds | 27 June 2014

    Barclays Bank was forced to pull a US$1.5bn bond offering last week, after it emerged that the New York Attorney General was preparing to sue the UK bank for securities fraud.

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