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Saturday, 24 February 2018

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  • General Mills

    General Mills hit with downgrades after M&A

    Ticker | 23 February 2018

    S&P and Moody’s downgraded Cheerios cereal maker General Mills’ ratings on Friday after the company announced it was acquiring Blue Buffalo Pet Products for US$8bn.

  • US dollar bills

    US high-grade sees busiest day for three months

    Ticker | 22 February 2018

    The US high-grade bond market saw its busiest day in more than three months on Thursday, with nine borrowers looking to sell fresh debt to an investor base that has been short on supply.

  • Short-end sell-off pushes borrowers to longer tenors

    Ticker | 21 February 2018

    The ongoing sell-off at the front end of the curve again pushed investment-grade companies Wednesday to focus bond sales on longer maturities despite the rates risks ahead.

  • President Donald Trump signed an order that will seek to dramatically reduce federal regulations

    US tax reform sends lifers hunting for new assets

    Top News | 16 February 2018

    US life insurers are worried about a sudden drop in issuance of long-duration high-grade corporate bonds after the Trump administration’s tax cuts made it less appealing for companies to issue long duration debt.

  • S&P makes cuts in global criteria group

    People & Markets | 16 February 2018

    Rating agency S&P has laid off a number of people in its global criteria group as part of broader cuts at the firm, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

  • A CSX gondola car full of coal moves through the switchyard in Brunswick, Maryland

    Three issuers dip toes in tentative high-grade market

    Ticker | 15 February 2018

    The US high-grade corporate bond market is showing renewed signs of life on Thursday as three issuers ready trades for pricing after a rare no-deal day on Wednesday.

  • Standard & Poor’s

    MOVES-S&P makes cuts in global criteria group: sources

    Ticker | 14 February 2018

    Ratings agency S&P has laid off a number of people in its global criteria group as part of broader cuts at the firm, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

  • Honda logo

    Caution abounds in high-grade primary

    Ticker | 13 February 2018

    Both issuers and investors took a wait-and-see approach to the US investment-grade corporate bond market Monday, with only two borrowers stepping in to raise a mere US$2.4bn.

  • Celgene's Thalidomide pills

    Celgene struggles to improve pricing on M&A bond

    Ticker | 09 February 2018

    Pharma giant Celgene battled to reduce funding costs on a new US$4.5bn M&A bond on Thursday, as another beatdown in equities set investor nerves on edge.

  • Investors place US$11.5bn of orders for Celgene M&A deal: lead

    Ticker | 08 February 2018

    Investors have placed US$11.5bn of orders for Celgene’s four-part M&A bond, according to one of the banks managing the deal.

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