Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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  • Disney bonds

    Fox raises US$6.8bn to fund spin off from Disney

    Ticker | 16 January 2019

    Fox Corp launched a US$6.8bn five-part US dollar bond on Tuesday that will help finance Disney’s spin-off of Fox News and sports assets from Twenty-First Century Fox, banks managing the trade told IFR.

  • Women walk near a Citibank branch in Hanoi

    Citibank announces five-year dollar benchmark after results

    Ticker | 15 January 2019

    Citibank NA announced five-year US dollar fixed and/or floating benchmark notes this morning, a day after reporting 2018 fourth-quarter earnings.

  • A combination file photo shows Wells Fargo, Citigbank, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America,

    US banks poised to hit bond market after earnings

    Ticker | 11 January 2019

    US banking heavyweights are expected to return to the bond market next week after earnings, seizing the best conditions in months as sentiment finally seems to be improving.

  • A general view of the Danske Bank Estonian branch in Tallinn, Estonia

    Danske secures US$3bn SNP after nail-biting week

    Top News | 11 January 2019

    Danske Bank persuaded investors to back a US$3bn senior non-preferred (SNP) issue on Friday, after the threat of new allegations in an ongoing money-laundering scandal temporarily scuppered the trade earlier in the week.

  • Danske Bank

    Danske Bank moves to price delayed US$ bond on Friday

    Ticker | 10 January 2019

    Danske Bank has moved the launch and pricing of its US dollar bond sale to Friday, bankers on the deal told IFR.

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev logo

    Anheuser Busch InBev launches US$15.5bn bond

    Ticker | 10 January 2019

    Anheuser Busch InBev priced a US$15.5bn six-part bond Thursday, the largest for the investment grade space since Comcast’s US$27bn in early October.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb logo is seen on an office building

    Healthcare seen as driver in quieter year for M&A

    Ticker | 10 January 2019

    In a year when M&A debt funding is expected to decline, the healthcare sector may be the exception after Bristol-Myers Squibb announced its jumbo US$74bn purchase of Celgene - a move that could inspire other mid-sized firms to follow suit.

  • Danske Bank

    Danske's bond hinges on Browder conference

    Ticker | 10 January 2019

    Danske Bank could revive a US$3bn dual-tranche bond it postponed on Wednesday depending on the outcome of a press conference to be held later on Thursday by Bill Browder, according to the bank’s head of treasury.

  • Danske Bank

    Danske takes the plunge with US dollar deal

    Ticker | 09 January 2019

    Danske Bank is looking to sell its first unsecured bond since coming under fire for alleged money laundering last year, just a day after a well-received deal from Italian bank UniCredit.

  • Logo of PG and E, the parent company of Pacific Gas and Electric

    PG&E bonds widen on bankruptcy reports

    Ticker | 07 January 2019

    Bonds of troubled California utility PG&E widened sharply Monday on media reports the company is exploring filing some or all of its business for bankruptcy protection.

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