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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Danielle Robinson' s stories

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  • A bond trading room

    Bankers bullish on US high-grade in 2015

    Capital City | 19 December 2014

    The US investment-grade bond market looks to be on course for another big year of issuance in 2015, with syndicates expecting something close to this year’s record US$1.1trn primary spree.

  • NYSE trader

    US high-grade spreads rally after Fed, but worries remain

    Capital City | 17 December 2014

    Investment-grade bonds rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would be patient about increasing rates, helping give the secondary market a welcome shot in the arm.

  • Elvira Nabiullina

    US high-grade spreads widen on Russian concerns

    Capital City | 16 December 2014

    Spreads widened out in the investment-grade secondary bond market on Tuesday, as concerns about the impact of plunging oil prices and the plummeting rouble rippled through risk assets.

  • Wind turbines

    LatAm's first green bond joins US high-grade supply

    Capital City | 15 December 2014

    Peruvian wind-farm name Energia Eolica made a surprise midday dash to the investment-grade market Monday with a debut US$204m 144a Reg S 20-year amortizer, LatAm’s first Green bond.

  • The US Federal Reserve building in Washington

    Record year od US high-grade issuance winds down

    Capital City | 15 December 2014

    The investment-grade bond market was devoid of deals on Monday, a good indicator that the pipeline is empty – and that would-be borrowers have ultimately decided to wait until January.

  • Screens

    Illiquidity causes funding costs to rise

    Top News | 12 December 2014

    Trading in the investment-grade bond market has become so stagnant that bankers are warning borrowers they might have to pay liquidity premiums in 2015 if an already chronically illiquid secondary market worsens as rates creep up.

  • US Dollar Bond: Apple’s US$12bn seven-tranche bond

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    When it came to convincing fund managers to buy notes issued for the sole purpose of placating equity holders, no one was a smoother talker than Apple.

  • Global coverage

    US Financial Bond House: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Issuance of capital by banks around the world was one of the big themes of 2014 in the US market, and Citigroup grabbed the lion’s share of the business, while at the same time expanding its client base among US financials. Citigroup is IFR’s US Financial Bond House of the Year.

  • North American Financial Bond: RBC’s C$500m non-call five-year AT1

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Royal Bank of Canada flexed its muscles as a leader and an innovator in the Canadian debt capital markets in 2014, pioneering the development of a new market for non-viability contingent capital for Canadian banks.

  • Taking responsibility

    Financial Issuer: Morgan Stanley

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    Morgan Stanley issued deals in five currencies, paved the way for other banks and corporates to tap the Taiwanese Formosa market, and enjoyed so much outperformance in spreads that it now trades through Goldman Sachs. For these efforts and for the glowing reports from investors about its deal execution, it is IFR’s Financial Issuer of the Year.

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