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Kinder Morgan Tank Farm

US high-grade market prices US$9.35bn to start Thanksgiving week

24 November 2014

The investment-grade new issue market was on a roll on Monday, as investors snapped up US$9.35bn of issuance, showing particular interest in acquisition financings by Kinder Morgan and Perrigo.

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Tibco's LBO bond finally crosses finish line

24 November 2014

JP Morgan, Jefferies and Merchant Capital Solutions finally got the bond backing the US$4.3bn buyout of software firm Tibco over the line on Monday, but the deal priced 200bp–300bp wide of where initial whispers were heard last week.

Freddie Mac headquarters

Freddie, Fannie to expand risk-share bond issuance

24 November 2014

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are both exploring new types of US home loan credit-risk transfer deals in the year ahead, executives at the agencies said Monday in separate interviews.

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JD.com returns for second helping

24 November 2014

Alibaba competitor JD.Com, the Chinese online direct sales company that raised US$1.8bn in a Nasdaq IPO in May, is set to return to US equity capital markets next month with a US$500m first-time follow-on offering that will allow early supporters to monetize their holdings.

Bank of England Governor and chairman of the Financial Stability Board Mark Carney

Bankers face fixed pay claw-backs

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Claw-backs could be extended to the fixed pay component of banker pay – and not just bonuses – under radical new recommendations from the head of the Financial Stability Board designed to further discourage excessive risk-taking and short-termism.

Keith Mullin 475px June 2014

Obsession with banker pay must stop

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Keith Mullin finds the continued focus on remuneration astounding.

Jonathan Rogers new June 2014

Raising the stakes in Canada-China saga

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Canada can gain from a new renminbi licence, but things haven’t always gone well.

Peters 475px June 2014

Another fine mess

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Who’s the next target for revenue-generating fines?

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