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  • SAO PAULO, Dec 1- Grupo BTG Pactual SA's bonds fell for the second straight day on Tuesday as uncertainty surrounding the arrest last week of largest shareholder André Esteves overshadowed efforts to bolster cash in Latin America's largest independent investment bank. The price on BTG Pactual's $1 billion worth of 4 percent bonds maturing in January 2020,...

  • *Firms says default certain for repayments on $500 mln 2020 bonds. HONG KONG, Nov 11- China Shanshui Cement warned investors it will default on more than $300 million of onshore debt payments due on Thursday and will seek to appoint liquidators, a sign Chinese authorities are more willing to let weak firms fail. "It's a sign that bailouts are not for everybody and...

  • Last month, solar producer Baoding Tianwei Group became China's first ever state-owned company to default on a bond coupon payment, showing Beijing's increasing willingness to let companies go bust in a bid to reform its corporate market. Although onshore and offshore bondholders have equal standing in China's bankruptcy law, lawyers and investors who...

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- China's Baoding Tianwei Group said it has not yet raised enough funds to make a bond interest rate payment due later on Tuesday. "As of the time of this announcement, our company has not yet raised the funds to pay interest, and the probability of making the payment has become highly uncertain," a notice posted by the company on the website of China's...

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- The deadline for Baoding Tianwei Group to make an interest payment on a bond due on Tuesday passed without payment, a China bond clearinghouse official said, marking the first default by a state-owned firm. The company said in a statement on the China bond clearinghouse website that it was unable to make the payment on time.

  • SHANGHAI, April 21- A power company in China failed to make an interest payment on a bond on Tuesday marking the first time a state-owned firm has been allowed to default and adding to evidence that Beijing is slowly withdrawing its sovereign guarantee of low-quality bonds. Baoding Tianwei Group said in a statement that it was unable to make the payment on time.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 29- A year after China's financial regulators squared up to the systemic perils of "shadow banking," the threat is shifting to a booming corporate bond market, and risky borrowers' debt is finding its way into products aimed at retail investors. New corporate bond issuance leaped to 914 billion yuan in the third quarter, accounting for 29 percent of all...

  • Are problems lurking in bond markets? Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 3:00 AM ET
    Are problems lurking in bond markets?

    Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbones, says six percent of the European high yield market is junk and many investors are not being compensated for taking these risks.

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 25- Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Ltd will issue up to one billion yuan of renminbi denonminated bonds in China's interbank market on December 7, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The so-called "panda bond" will be underwritten by Citic Securities and carry a AAA rating from Shanghai Brilliance Credit Rating Co Ltd..

  • *Amount of Asia debt available for trading still relatively small. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Nov 20- Singapore Exchange Ltd's new corporate bond trading platform is expected to travel a difficult road, with some traders fearing that long-standing problems in Asia's debt market will see the bourse struggle to make headway just like others before it.

  • HIGH-YIELD CORPORATE BONDS, EXPECTING OIL PRICE STABILISATION.

  • LONDON, Nov 11- An interest rate rise from the U.S. As if that's not enough, the European Central Bank is widely expected to move in the opposite direction only a few days earlier, unleashing another wave of stimulus to steer the world's second largest economic bloc away from deflation. Corporate bond market activity across Europe shows a similar pattern,...

  • *Firms says default certain for repayments on $500 mln 2020 bonds. HONG KONG, Nov 11- China Shanshui Cement warned investors it will default on more than $300 million of onshore debt payments due on Thursday and will seek to appoint liquidators, a sign Chinese authorities are more willing to let weak firms fail. "It's a sign that bailouts are not for everybody and...

  • How will Fed rate hikes affect markets? Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    How will Fed rate hikes affect markets?

    Andrew Wilson, CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management International and global co-head of fixed income of GSAM, says it will be tough for fixed income investors in an environment of interest rate rises by the Federal Reserve.

  • Altman: Bond activity is no sign of upward economy Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 8:53 AM ET
    Roger Altman

    Strength in the corporate bond market last month is not necessarily a sign the economy will improve significantly, Roger Altman says.

  • Is weakness driving M&A? Monday, 2 Nov 2015 | 6:42 AM ET
    Is weakness driving M&A?

    Synergies are appealing, says Roger Altman, Evercore executive chairman, sharing his thoughts on what's driving growth in M&A activity. Also Altman shares his thoughts on corporate bonds.

  • *China c.bank says looking into debt market leverage. SHANGHAI, Oct 28- Just when investor fears over plunging Chinese stocks appear to be calming down, the country's frothy corporate bond market is stirring concerns it could be the next domino to fall. "What concerns us is the narrowing credit spread between corporate bonds and government bonds, despite...

  • HSBC: Here's where to put your money now Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 10:30 PM ET
    An investor stands in front of an electronic board showing stock information in Fuyang, China.

    Investors should look to boost exposure to yield plays as central banks signal rates aren't heading higher soon, according to HSBC's private bank.

  • Junk bond market betting big against Fed rate hike Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 2:53 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen

    Exchange-traded funds that track high-yield bond indexes have been the beneficiaries of a cash surge in recent weeks.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 26- High-yield energy bonds are on track for their worst year since the global financial crisis yet some funds are holding on, convinced that markets underestimate the ability of many oil companies to ride out the crude price slump. Some money managers such as Western Asset Management Co., Eaton Vance Corp. and Aberdeen Asset Management have...