Saudi Arabia Sells $12.5 Billion of Bonds – The Wall Street Journal – 27/09/2017

DUBAI—Saudi Arabia on Wednesday sold $12.5 billion worth of bonds, the largest sovereign debt issue this year, as the kingdom taps the international markets again to bolster its finances hurt by lower oil prices.

Source:  The Wall Street Journal, 27/09/2017

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

A Profit-Boosting Consolidation Wave Could Be Headed for China – Bloomberg – 19/09/2017

Consolidation is underway in almost half of China’s economy and is accelerating, helping companies boost earnings, regain pricing power, and ease debt-servicing burdens.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/09/19

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

African nations turn to bond markets for finance needs – Financial Times – 15/09/2017

Strong investor appetite despite some countries carrying heavy debt loads

Source:  Financial Times, 2017/09/15

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Hurricane Irma tests the catastrophe bond market – Financial Times – 15/09/2017

Pension funds and asset managers braced for losses from powerful natural disaster

Source:  Financial Times, 2017/09/15

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ukraine raises $3 billion with first bond since debt restructured – Reuters – 18/09/2017

Ukraine raised $3 billion on Monday in its first sovereign bond issue since restructuring its debt in 2015, drawing widespread demand that one source said reached three times that sum.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/09/18

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Egypt ignores runaway borrowing at its own peril – The New Arab – 12/09/2017

Egypt's public debt now totals more than 130 percent of GDP - as compared to 92.2 percent in 2014, when Egypt's was the world's 18th most indebted government. Cairo has now climbed up that debtor rank to be among the world's top five.

Source:  The New Arab, 12/09/2017

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Austria makes record €3.5bn century bond issuance – World Finance – 13/09/2017

Austria has raised $4.2bn in 100-year bonds, marking the largest ever long-term debt issuance

Source:  World Finance, 13/09/2017

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

China Prepares Sale of $2 Billion in U.S.-Dollar Bonds – Fox Business – 13/09/2017

China is laying the groundwork for its first sale of U.S.-dollar sovereign bonds in more than a decade, a move toward expanding its ties with global investors as its economy improves.

Source:  Fox Business, 13/09/2017

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

USA: The amazing disgrace of our $20T national debt – New York Post – 13/09/2017

A disgraceful milestone was reached this week when US government debt busted through the $20 trillion level and quickly went over $20.1 trillion.

Source:  New York Post, 13/09/2017

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Record inflows just the beginning for Asia’s highest yield debt – The Economic Times – 06/09/2017

Asia’s highest-yielding bonds are holding on to their fans, with top investors saying they’ll keep buying Indian and Indonesian debt -- even if policy makers don’t keep easing.

Source:  The Economic Times, 06/09/2017

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |