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  • How should you invest in Chinese bonds?     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    Kumar Palghat, Founder and Director of Kapstream Capital, recommends investors to pick large banks and short-maturity bonds.

  • Is this a gamechanger for Asia’s bond markets? Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Asia's corporate bond markets are relatively underdeveloped, but an Asian Development Bank plan to "harmonize" regulations may be a gamechanger.

  • UPDATE 1-HSBC to seek investor OK to sell "CoCo" bonds Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    LONDON, March 24- HSBC is to ask its shareholders for permission to sell bonds that would convert into shares and bolster its capital if it hits trouble, giving it the option to join a growing group of banks issuing the securities.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Investors worried the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in a year's time or even sooner should stick with shorter-maturity bonds, high-quality corporate debt and stocks with attractive dividends like utilities.

  • *Ghana also put hold on planned 2014 $1 bln Eurobond. ACCRA, March 21- Ghana has cancelled plans to issue a 5- year domestic bond worth 300 million cedis this month, the central bank said on Friday, a move analysts said was to avoid a further spike in already high yields. Abalo said Ghana's finance ministry had made the decision not to go ahead with the auction.

  • Plans are moving away from the standard allocations of 60% equities, 40% bonds and moving towards alternative such as private equity and real estate, says Steve LeBlanc, CapRidge Partners, discussing ways pension plans are looking to increase returns. Most pension plans don't have enough risk in their book, says LeBlanc.

  • Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd failed last Friday to pay an 89 million yuan interest payment on a 1- billion-yuan, five-year bond it issued in 2012.. "The marketisation of defaults constitutes progress," said Chen Dongming, chief credit officer at China Lianhe Rating Co Ltd in Beijing.

  • Is China on the verge of more bond defaults?     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    Robert Prior-wandesforde, Director, Asia Economics at Credit Suisse, explains why he thinks China's first-ever bond default last week is likely to be the tip of the iceberg.

  • China to see more bond defaults: JP Morgan     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    As financial systems work towards a more market-oriented setting, China may face risks of more corporate bond defaults, says Tai Hui, Chief Market Strategist Asia at J.P. Morgan Funds.

  • March 10- SunPower Corp will launch the first tranche of its bonds backed by solar assets in the second half of the year, Chief Executive Thomas Werner told Reuters. SunPower's plan to launch notes backed by leases associated with its solar projects comes after SolarCity Corp became the first company to offer solar securities last year.

  • China suffers first corporate bond default     Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the financial implications of Chaori Solar's missed interest payment.

  • Mark Matthews, head of research for Asia at Bank Julius Baer, explains that the Chinese corporate bond default should be seen in a "very positive light" as it is the country's first step in addressing its credibility issue.

  • *Default positive for rational risk pricing in China- analysts. The warning by Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd highlights rising credit risk in China, where a massive run-up in corporate debt since 2008- and overcapacity in sectors such as steel, coal and solar- have threatened the solvency of many borrowers.

  • *Default would be first-ever in China's domestic bond market. The warning by Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science and Technology Co Ltd highlights the rising credit risk in China, where record levels of corporate debt are likely to accelerate a spate of restructuring and trigger more defaults.

  • Will a weaker yuan heighten China property risks? Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 6:08 PM ET

    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.

  • Warren Buffett admits to $873 million mistake Saturday, 1 Mar 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    In his annual letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett said bonds he decided to purchase produced a loss of almost $1 billion.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Feb 25- China's corporate debt has hit record levels and is likely to accelerate a wave of domestic restructuring and trigger more defaults, as credit repayment problems rise.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Feb 25- China's corporate debt has hit record levels and is likely to accelerate a wave of domestic restructuring and trigger more defaults, as credit repayment problems rise.

  • Icahn says eBay 'in peril,' calls on board to quit Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:34 AM ET
    Carl Icahn eyes Ebay Inc.

    Carl Icahn excoriated eBay in an open letter, charging the online auction company of "multiple lapses in governance."

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 18- Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore producer, will move forward with a planned offering of 10- year, U.S. dollar-denominated global bonds during the first half of the year, a source with direct knowledge of the transaction said.

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