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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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  • A Dollar General store in Colorado

    Dollar General bonds fall after news of all-cash bid

    Capital City | 18 August 2014

    Dollar General bonds plunged this morning after embarking on a bidding war with rival discount retailer Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar.

  • The logo of Germany's Commerzbank is pictured at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt

    Europeans eye Yankees for issuance

    Bonds | 15 August 2014

    European banks are expected to flock to the Yankee bond market with Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 issuance in the autumn, now that the cost savings of issuing in dollars have far outstripped those in euros.

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

    Seven trades raise close to US$10bn in US high-grade market

    Capital City | 12 August 2014

    Seven issuers raised US$9.75bn in the investment grade corporate market on Monday, a decent showing considering investors are getting harder to please as the summer lull kicks in.

  • Walgreens logo

    Walgreen backs away from inversion

    Top News | 08 August 2014

    Walgreen has become the first US company to succumb to growing political pressure against US companies moving their tax homes offshore, after deciding not to use its acquisition of the remaining shares in

  • Investment-grade shrugs off high-yield woes

    Bonds | 08 August 2014

    Why a company like Tyson Foods will jump through hoops to keep an investment-grade rating was made blindingly clear last week, when the high-grade new-issue market shrugged off mayhem in the junk bond market and priced almost US$23bn of deals.

  • Synchrony Financial logo

    Synchrony finds huge demand for debut offering

    Capital City | 07 August 2014

    The strength of the investment-grade new issue market was demonstrated again on Wednesday when Synchrony Financial, the consumer credit card business spun off by General Electric, received US$17.4bn of orders for a US$3.6bn debut as a standalone credit.

  • Walgreens logo

    Share buy-back puts Walgreen on downgrade watch

    Capital City | 07 August 2014

    Walgreens could lose its highest credit rating from Moody’s over a US$3bn share buy-back announced Wednesday to placate equity holders after deciding not to pursue a tax inversion when it buys the rest of UK chain Alliance Boots.

  • Comcast headquarters

    Strong demand for Comcast, Tyson deals encourage borrowers

    Capital City | 06 August 2014

    Investment-grade borrowers are coming off the sidelines and queuing up for deals on Wednesday after Comcast and Tyson Foods were deluged with demand even as equities plunged again.

  • Tyson Foods meat products

    Tyson paves way for US$3.25bn bond

    Bonds | 01 August 2014

    Determined not to squander the years it spent clawing its way out of the junk bond market, Tyson Foods has pandered to bond investors by issuing more equity than first expected to pay for its US$8.2bn acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

  • Hospira tax inversion trade could be boon for bonds

    Bonds | 01 August 2014

    Medical device maker Hospira is reportedly the latest company seeking to avoid US taxes by purchasing an offshore company, with rumours circulating the markets last week that it is in negotiations with France’s

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