Owen Wild is Deputy Editor of International Financing Review based in London. He joined IFR in 2004 as a reporter and has since worked across Equities, Structured Equity and Derivatives sections as both reporter and editor. Prior to becoming deputy editor in 2010, he had global responsibility for IFR’s ECM coverage. Before joining IFR, Owen covered foreign exchange markets. Follow Owen on Twitter @IFR_Owen
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Abengoa returned to the debt capital markets for the first time since a sharp sell-off in its bonds last year to raise US$279m. The issue of bonds exchangeable into Abengoa Yield proved the company still has access to markets, but there were still questi
The Financial Conduct Authority will reveal in March whether new issuance of debt and equity will come under its competition review, a prospect that has set bankers’ nerves on edge.
The extraordinarily tight pricing levels achieved by well-rated corporates in debt markets have finally convinced equity-linked investors to bend to the new reality, forcing them to accept negative yields on sizeable new issues.