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France defies EU partners with "no austerity" budget

01 October 2014

(Reuters) - France laid down the gauntlet to EU partners on Wednesday with a 2015 budget setting out how it would bring its borrowing back to within EU limits two years later than promised, a retreat it blamed on a fragile economy.

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Zebra Technologies clinches M&A funds as market rebounds

01 October 2014

Barcode printer maker Zebra Technologies Corp wrapped up the financing for its acquisition of the Motorola Solutions enterprise business on Tuesday, downsizing the bond portion in favour of a bigger-than-expected term loan.

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Argentina to exit EM CDX index on October 6

01 October 2014

Argentina is slated to officially exit a closely watched emerging markets credit-default-swap index on October 6, as part of a change that will also reduce the index’s exposure to Venezuela and increase the weight of investment-grade sovereigns.

Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof

UPDATE 3 – Argentina defies US court order by depositing debt payment

01 October 2014

(Reuters) - Argentina deposited a US$161m bond interest payment with a newly appointed local trustee on Tuesday, the Economy Ministry said, defying a US judge who held it in contempt a day earlier for taking illegal steps to meet its debt obligations.

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Musical chairs

IFR 2052 27 September to 3 October 2014 By

IFR editor-at-large Keith Mullin analyses departures of the chairmen at RBS, Barclays and BNP Paribas.

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IFR Awards 2014: Call for entries

15 September 2014

We invite banks to pitch now for the IFR Awards and IFR Americas Awards 2014. In order to help with our selection, banks and issuers may submit brief written presentations along with supporting data. IFR journalists will also organise pitch meetings. However, pitching is entirely optional and consideration for an award will not be limited to advisers or issuers that participate in this way.

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Sell France

01 October 2014 By

Anthony Peters on French fiscal history and why he might be buying Spanish debt instead.


Gross effect

30 September 2014 By

IFR’s Fixed Income Editor Philip Wright tracks the market impact of the Bond King’s departure.

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