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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Danielle Robinson' s stories

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  • 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.

  • Monsanto's soybean greenhouse in Missouri

    Monsanto sees US$22.5bn in orders for 7-part trade

    Capital City | 27 June 2014

    Agriculture giant Monsanto amassed a whopping US$22.5bn in orders Thursday for a new US$4.5bn seven-part investment-grade bond, as the largest ever June of issuance kept rolling along.

  • Barclays bank logo

    US high-grade: Barclays pulls deal over lawsuit

    Capital City | 26 June 2014

    Two trades priced in the US high-grade bond market Wednesday – a day full of drama as Barclays pulled its bond offering on news it will be sued by the New York attorney general for fraud.

  • Entergy logo

    Small size costs extra in US high-grade market

    Capital City | 24 June 2014

    Electric utility Entergy had to pay up in the US high-grade bond market on Tuesday, needing a decent new issue concession on top of an illiquidity premium to get two small deals over the line.

  • Logo of Martin Marietta Materials

    Slow start to last week of record June in US high-grade

    Capital City | 23 June 2014

    The last week of what has been a record June for new issuance in the US high-grade bond market started relatively quietly on Monday, with just US$3.5bn raised by seven issuers.

  • Oracle logo

    Oracle purchase of Micros wins favor in bond market

    Capital City | 23 June 2014

    Bond investors cheered news Monday that Oracle is buying Micros Systems for US$5.3bn, hoping that the computing giant will finance the cash deal with new debt.

  • An M&T Bank branch in New York

    Regulation thwarts bank mergers

    People & Markets | 20 June 2014

    As merger and acquisition activity rebounds globally amid a rekindling of corporate animal spirits, deals within the financial industry – and especially in the US – hover around decade lows, with some bankers wondering if levels will ever recover.

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