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Monday, 18 December 2017

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  • Obama

    Regulators tighten grip on US lenders

    Top News | 10 October 2014

    Regulators have started to audit the loan books of Wall Street banks on a monthly basis in a major push to curb aggressive underwriting. The move will allow authorities to dole out punishments quickly if they deem that guidelines have been contravened.

  • Becton Dickinson logo

    Becton nets US$9.1bn bridge for CareFusion buy

    Loans | 10 October 2014

    Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson & Co’s acquisition of medical device manufacturer CareFusion will be financed with a US$9.1bn bridge loan.

  • Wall Street sign

    US regulators tighten grip on Wall Street lending – sources

    Capital City | 09 October 2014

    US regulators have started to audit loan books of Wall Street banks on a monthly basis in a major push to curb aggressive underwriting.

  • The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan

    GM pays higher pricing after dropping security

    Loans | 03 October 2014

    Banks lending to General Motors, the world’s largest automaker by unit sales, will receive higher pricing on the company’s US$12.5bn refinancing loan after a Standard & Poor’s upgrade to investment-grade status allowed the company to remove security on the deal.

  • Gross

    Gross exit: confusion, then opportunity

    Top News | 03 October 2014

    As bond traders began what they thought would be a quiet Friday on September 26, a simple headline crossed their screens: “William H Gross joins Janus Capital”.

  • Credit Suisse

    Lenders cowed by Fed rebuke

    Top News | 26 September 2014

    The Federal Reserve’s rebuke to Credit Suisse for failing to adhere to US leveraged lending guidelines is having an industry-wide effect as banks bow to regulatory pressures and pull back from underwriting highly leveraged loans.

  • Time Warner Cable

    Charter weighs up financing options

    Loans | 15 August 2014

    Charter Communications Inc could return to the leveraged loan market as soon as September and may also try to tap the high-yield bond market to raise the remaining US$3.9bn it needs to buy

  • Time Warner Cable

    Charter weighs up options on Time Warner Cable financing

    Capital City | 13 August 2014

    Charter Communications is expected to revisit the leveraged loan market as soon as September, and may also try to sell a high-yield bond, to raise the remaining US$3.9bn it needs to buy Time Warner cable assets.

  • Albertsons

    Albertsons ups yield as loans trade off

    Top News | 08 August 2014

    US supermarket and drugstore conglomerate Albertsons is facing higher borrowing costs as loan pricing moves out amid global volatility, much like many other companies tapping the US leveraged loan market. 

  • Reynolds American's Camel cigarettes are stacked on a shelf inside a tobacco store in New York

    Reynolds secures bridge for Lorillard buy

    Loans | 18 July 2014

    Citigroup and JP Morgan have provided a bridge loan of up to US$9bn to US tobacco holding company Reynolds American to finance its US$27.4bn cash and stock acquisition of Lorillard.