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  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, June 8- The European Central Bank bought debt of some of Europe's best-known companies on Wednesday as it added corporate bonds to a huge asset purchase programme aimed at reviving rock-bottom inflation and economic growth in the euro zone. Among bonds it snapped up in the secondary market were those of Italian insurer Generali, 10- year debt...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, June 8- The European Central Bank bought debt of some of Europe's best-known companies on Wednesday as it added corporate bonds to a huge asset purchase program aimed at reviving rock-bottom inflation and economic growth in the euro zone. Among bonds it snapped up in the secondary market were those of Italian insurer Generali, 10- year debt...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, June 8- The European Central Bank started buying corporate bonds on Wednesday, picking up utility, insurance and telecom papers, as part of its latest effort to get companies to borrow and spend, reviving rock-bottom inflation. Adding investment-grade euro credit to its 1.74 trillion euros of asset purchases, the ECB hopes to cut borrowing...

  • European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi.

    The ECB has formally started its corporate sector purchase program (CSPP), a move announced by President Mario Draghi in March.

  • Scope to extend CSPP beyond March 2017: S&P Global

    The European Central Bank has formally begun its corporate sector purchase program (CSPP). Paul Watters, head of corporate research at S&P Global, discusses the news.

  • ECB begins buying corporate bonds

    Barnaby Martin, MD of European credit strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses the benefits of the European Central Bank's new plan.

  • Rescue workers search through the explosion site in southern Kaohsiung city on August 1, 2014. A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 22 people and injured up to 270 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung,

    Apple sold a 30-year U.S. dollar bond in Taiwan at a yield of 4.15 percent, sources said on Tuesday.

  • *Aims to raise $1 bln- $1.2 bln in issue- sources. TAIPEI, June 7- Apple Inc sold a 30- year U.S. dollar bond in Taiwan at a yield of 4.15 percent, sources said on Tuesday, aiming to raise between $1 billion and $1.2 billion in the first issue of debt by the U.S. technology giant on the island that is home to major players in its supply chain. Apple could not be reached...

  • *Apple to issue dlr debt in Taiwan for the first time- sources. *Upwards of $16 bln in new dlr bonds issued in Taiwan this year. TAIPEI, June 1- Apple Inc plans to issue bonds in Taiwan for the first time with the aim of raising $1 billion, sources familiar with the matter said, joining a queue of big global names that have sold billions of dollars on the island's busy debt...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. Treasury prices fell on Friday with short-dated yields spiking up after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said gradual U.S. interest rate increases would be appropriate if the economy improves further and the labor market tightens. Treasury trading at Mitsubishi UFJ Securities USA Inc..

  • *Sees value in investment grade corporate bonds in US, Europe. TOKYO, May 27- Even though the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates, long-term U.S. bond yields are unlikely to rise due to China's slowdown and negative rates in Japan and Europe, the top fund manager of Invesco Ltd's $240 bln global bond funds said. Gregory McGreevey, Atlanta- based CEO of...

  • Increased defaults in China's corporate bond market - generally viewed as a positive - could send investors running for the hills, analysts warned.

  • FRANKFURT, May 25- The European Central Bank will aim to start small when it begins buying corporate debt in June, seeking first to lure new issuers and then slowly raise the monthly pace of purchases to 5- 10 billion euros, several central bank sources have told Reuters. The difficulty is that the 600 billion euro market for such notes is largely limited to big...

  • The company has hired little-known, Miami- based financial services firm CP Capital to structure 3- year notes with a one-year grace period that will have the same status as PDVSA's global bonds, according to documents obtained by Reuters. "CP Capital has been hired to advise PDVSA on the exchange of commercial invoices for financial debt with a minimum amount...

  • UBS: HY corporate bond spreads are attractive

    Could increasingly attractive high-yield corporate bonds offer a fruitful return? Christopher Wright, cross-asset strategist at UBS Wealth Management, discusses.

  • SHANGHAI, May 20- Bank of China Ltd and China Merchants Bank Co Ltd are poised to issue China's first bad debt backed securities since 2008, according to statements posted on the website of China's main bond clearinghouse. Many analysts believe the real bad debt burden at China's banks is much higher, but even the official figures show a sharp rise in troubled...

  • SAO PAULO, May 17- State-controlled Petróleo Brasileiro SA raised $6.75 billion on Tuesday from a sale of five- and 10- year dollar-denominated bonds, in a closely watched return to global debt markets after the suspension of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Investors have said Petrobras, which for years was Rousseff's main tool to enact policies that...

  • SAO PAULO, May 17- State-controlled Petróleo Brasileiro SA raised $6.75 billion on Tuesday from a sale of five- and 10- year dollar-denominated bonds, in a closely watched return to global capital markets after the suspension of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Investors have said Petrobras, which was Rousseff's main tool to enact policies that helped...

  • SAO PAULO, May 17- State-controlled Petróleo Brasileiro SA raised $6.75 billion on Tuesday through a sale of five- and 10- year dollar-denominated bonds, in a closely watched return to global capital markets after the suspension of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Analysts and investors have said Petrobras, which for years was Rousseff's favorite tool...

  • May 12- Debt-laden Chesapeake Energy Corp, the second-largest U.S. natural gas producer, said on Thursday it had issued or agreed to issue about 4 percent of its outstanding shares in exchange for debt over the past week. A number of U.S. oil producers have completed debt-for-equity swaps or bond swaps as they try to reduce their debt and interest payments as oil...