The rout in oil prices since 2014 has hurt banks that made loans to oil and gas companies across the United States. At a conference on Tuesday ahead of the downgrade, senior executives at Comerica Inc estimated it would need to set aside an additional $75 million to $125 million in loan-loss reserves over the course of a year if oil prices remain at $30 per barrel.» Read More
Puerto Rico public corporation debt slumped after a new law that allows agencies to restructure their debts sparked fears of an imminent default.
Despite a plethora of headwinds, Australia shares may be poised for a rally, as analysts expect more companies to pursue acquisitions.
China shadow banks have lower lending rates than traditional banks, China Beige Book data show, but it may not signal a hiccup in efforts to curb the sector.
Corporate debt in Asia-Pacific will exceed that of North America and Europe combined by 2016 as the center of gravity shifts to the region, says S&P.
26 non-financial S&P 500 companies resist borrowing, as they reported no long-term debt for the first quarter of 2014. USA Today reports.
With the U.S.'s zero interest rate era nearing its end, some analysts worry that bonds on the short end of the yield curve may face a selloff.
Freeport-McMoRan is selling its Eagle Ford Shale assets in Texas to an Encana subsidiary for $3.1 billion.
Goldman Sachs is still doing business with Steven A. Cohen and extended a loan to the billionaire after his firm, SAC Capital Advisors.
Apple is expected to issue between $8 billion to $10 billion worth of bonds as part of a huge debt sale, Dow Jones reported.
American Realty is in talks to buy NorthStar Realty, according to sources, in a deal that would combine a major property owner with a real estate financing company.
Making loans for China's smaller businesses more available would likely resolve the shadow banking hobbling the financial system, Minsheng Banking's vice chairman said.
Concerns may be rising over potential China bond defaults, but the risks may be exaggerated, Deutsche Bank said after combing through bond issuers.
For those Chinese firms positioned for a strengthening currency, the recent yuan weakening may spell significant earnings hit, analysts at Nomura say.
It is wrong to describe a recent corporate debt default in China as a 'Lehman' or 'Bear Stearns' moment, BlackRock's Asia Pacific chairman told CNBC.
Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb is in talks with private equity firms, according to a report.
The drumbeat of bad news about China's debt defaults is likely to continue, but comparisons with Lehman Brothers or Bear Stearns may be overdone.
Yuan weakness may spike some companies' carry trades, adding further concern over emerging market corporate balance sheets amid rising offshore debt.
China's property sector, already a nagging economic risk, may become a victim of the yuan's unexpected weakening as developers' debt costs may rise.
Global junk bond issuance hit an all-time high in 2013, led by a surge in Europe, as corporates sought to take advantage of cheap borrowing costs.
Kumar Palghat, Managing Director of Kapstream Capital tells CNBC why corporate debts are a good bet right now.