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Friday, 19 January 2018

Davide Scigliuzzo' s stories

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  • Intelsat to ease debt pressures with new junk bond

    Ticker | 19 June 2017

    Satellite operator Intelsat was looking to raise US$1.5bn from a new junk bond sale Monday and refinance some debt, just weeks after an anticipated merger with OneWeb collapsed.

  • Retail bonds take breather after slump

    Ticker | 19 June 2017

    Bonds of US retailers got some relief after taking a beating on Friday on fears that Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods will further disrupt the struggling sector.

  • US retail bonds tank after Amazon-Whole Foods deal

    Ticker | 19 June 2017

    Bonds in the troubled US retail sector took a fresh hit on Friday amid concerns the tie-up between online giant Amazon and Whole Foods will further pressure earnings.

  • Triple C credits get cool reception

    Bonds | 16 June 2017

    Companies with some of the riskiest credit profiles rushed to start marketing deals last week, testing appetite among investors who have recently shown a willingness to take on more risk in their search for yield.

  • Whole Foods sign

    Amazon's Whole Foods takeover makes retail see red

    Top News | 16 June 2017

    Amazon’s shock decision to buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods delivered another dose of pain to US retail, which was already one of the most problematic sectors of the year so far.

  • Italy's largest bank UniCredit is pictured in downtown Milan

    UniCredit Tier 2 overcomes concerns

    Top News | 16 June 2017

    Italian bank UniCredit gave a shot of confidence to the subordinated bond market on Monday as it raised US$1bn from a Tier 2 deal just days after similar bonds were wiped out in the rescue of Spain’s Banco Popular.

  • US one-hundred dollar bills

    Investors clamour for crossover credits

    Top News | 16 June 2017

    Companies sitting on the border between investment-grade and high yield are having the best time in years issuing bonds, as investors from either side of the spectrum clamour for yield.

  • Whole Foods bonds rally over 100bp on Amazon deal

    Ticker | 16 June 2017

    The only outstanding US dollar bond of grocery chain Whole Foods was quoted more than 100bp tighter on Friday, following news that online retail giant Amazon has agreed to buy the company, according to one trader.

  • Italy's largest bank UniCredit is pictured in downtown Milan

    UniCredit Tier 2 deal overcomes investor concerns

    Ticker | 14 June 2017

    Italian bank UniCredit gave a shot of confidence to the subordinated bond market this week after raising US$1bn from a Tier 2 deal just days after similar bonds were wiped out in the rescue of Spain’s Banco Popular.

  • UPDATE 1-Investors clamor for low rated IG bond issues

    Ticker | 12 June 2017

    Investors reaching for yield on Monday clamored for companies sitting on the edge of investment-grade in a very busy US corporate bond market.