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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

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  • Kroll Bond Rating Agency logo

    With more money, Kroll will expand credit ratings effort

    Capital City | 03 November 2015

    Kroll Bond Rating Agency said on Tuesday that it will expand its corporate bond rating efforts in the US and internationally, building on its previous efforts in the credit arena.

  • US Financial Bond: Voya Financial’s US$500m trust securities

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    You can call it a peach of a deal – in fact they did. Voya Financial sold US$500m of pre-capitalised trust securities in March, calling the 10-year note offering Peachtree Corners Funding Trust, in honour of the famous street running through Atlanta, home of the insurer.

  • North America Financial Bond: Voya Financial’s US$500m trust securities

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    You can call it a peach of a deal – in fact they did. Voya Financial sold US$500m of pre-capitalised trust securities in March, calling the 10-year note offering Peachtree Corners Funding Trust, in honour of the famous street running through Atlanta, home of the insurer.

  • Inversis bank trading floor

    US high-grade volumes near new record

    Top News | 24 March 2016

    US high-grade issuance volumes are close to a new record for the first quarter after surviving a surge in volatility, geopolitical risks and weakness in oil prices early in the year – thanks in part to jumbo M&A financings and even a quirk in the calendar.

  • Standard & Poor's building in New York

    Over US$10trn of corp debt set to mature in next five years – S&P

    Ticker | 26 July 2016

    About US$10.3trn in rated global corporate debt is scheduled to mature from July 2016 through to the end of 2021, according to S&P Global Ratings.

  • Moody's sign

    US corporate defaults on course to hit 2009 levels – Moody's

    Ticker | 01 August 2016

    Oil and gas company defaults are pushing total corporate defaults to levels not seen since 2009, said Moody’s Investors Service on Monday.

  • Standard & Poor's building in New York

    S&P says high yield default rate hit 4.5% in July

    Ticker | 01 August 2016

    The trailing 12-month US speculative-grade corporate default rate grew to 4.5% in July 2016 and is set to rise to 5.3% by March 2017, said S&P in a new report.

  • Oil pump jack

    Junk energy firms still have market access

    Top News | 05 August 2016

    Some energy companies still have access to the US high-yield market despite concerns that the dip in oil prices to around US$40 a barrel could create more stress in the troubled sector.

  • S&P says high-yield default rate hit 4.5% in July

    Bonds | 05 August 2016

    The trailing 12-month US speculative-grade corporate default rate grew to 4.5% in July 2016 and is set to rise to 5.3% by March 2017, said S&P in a new report.

  • Brinker ratings could move to junk with new debt plan: Moody's

    Ticker | 11 August 2016

    Moody’s Investors Service said Thursday it could cut Brinker International’s ratings to junk after the company said it planned to raise US$250m to US$300m in debt to support share repurchases.

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