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  • Don't see bubble in corporate bonds: Pro  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    On the second biggest corporate bond issuing day to date, Steve Smith, Legg Mason, gives his take on a possible bubble.

  • Are markets undervalued?  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    Robert Luna, SureVest Wealth Management, and Mark Luschini, Janney Chief Investment, discuss their stock picks and talk on a possible stock bubble forming.

  • Activis' massive bond books said to top $65B Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 10:11 AM ET
    Actavis pharmaceuticals

    Books on Actavis' jumbo nine-tranche bond partly backing the acquisition of Allergan were heard topping $65 billion and are due to close at 1:30 p.m. ET.

  • BlackRock set to launch first 'smart beta' bond fund Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 23- BlackRock Inc is planning to launch its first so-called "smart beta" bond fund that will adjust the holdings of a traditional bond index to achieve an equal balance of credit and interest rate risk. "You've seen this trend on the equity side, and I think you're seeing it start to accelerate on the fixed-income side," said Matt Tucker, head of iShares...

  • A man walks past an electronic board displaying share prices at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

    An Indonesian telecom found a way to restructure its debt over creditor objections: it loaned itself money and counted its own votes toward approval.

  • TIMELINE-Indonesia's Bakrie Telecom restructuring process Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    BACKGROUND Bakrie Telecom Tbk set up a special purpose vehicle- Bakrie Telecom Pte Ltd- to sell a $380 million bond in New York in 2010. The bond matures in May 2015 and bears an 11.5 percent coupon. Bakrie Telecom Tbk guarantees the bond while Bakrie Telecom Pte Ltd lends the proceeds to the listed parent company under an inter-company loan agreement.

  • DUBAI, Feb 18- Egypt's return to the international debt market after a five-year gap is set to attract heavy demand- so heavy that the new bonds risk pricing at precariously high levels. The government plans to issue a $1.5 billion Eurobond in April and to return regularly to international capital markets in coming years, Hanan Salem, first deputy minister at the...

  • A legendary scandal: Where are they now? Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 9:31 AM ET

    Drexel collapsed 25 years ago, but alumni of the once powerful investment bank are now in some of Wall Street's most powerful posts.

  • Is it time to get back into energy bonds? Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:24 PM ET

    Energy bonds took a hit from fears low oil prices would spur a surge in defaults, but most issuers should stay resilient, Goldman Sachs said.

  • Apple sets final spreads on Swiss franc bonds Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    An employee counts a stack of multiple denomination Swiss franc bank notes in this arranged photograph inside a currency exchange store in London on Jan. 16, 2015.

    Apple has set the final spreads on its dual-tranche Swiss franc deal.

  • *Microsoft bond deal holds center stage. The declines reversed an earlier rally during European trading hours as investors spooked by Greece's stand-off with the European Union and deadlier fighting in Ukraine shifted funds to safe-haven government debt. Geopolitical worries were shouldered aside by a massive, unusually long-dated bond offering by...

  • Feb 5- Corporate bonds did outstandingly well during the great deflation in the 1930 s but this time round may be, well, different. Finland sold five-year paper the other day for a negative yield, German yields are negative six years out, while those in Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands cost you money to hold for five years. France, always a bit more of a risk, is priced...

  • QE spawns new acronym—meet ZYNY Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    The ZYNY world – or zero-yield to negative-yield – is set to drive another wave of yield chasers in the markets, JPMorgan said.

  • Power Play: Corporate bond bets Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 1:22 PM ET

    Bond fund titan John Bellows, Western Asset Management, is bullish on corporate debt.

  • Sunac China to buy stake in troubled Kaisa: report Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:34 PM ET

    Sunac plans to buy a 49.3 percent stake in troubled Chinese developer Kaisa, which recently missed bond coupon payments, Caixin magazine reported.

  • Are Europe’s low bond yields a bargain? Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 5:43 PM ET
    A man walks by a euro sign light installation in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Dec. 31, 2014.

    With quantitative easing on the cards, Europe's already low interest rates are set to fall, but some believe the continent offers the best bond returns.

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 21- Israel's central bank said on Wednesday the main risk to the stability of the country's financial system was the exposure of banks and households to a potential slump in house prices, which have nearly doubled since 2007.. The central bank said the financial system was also exposed to the underpricing of risks in the corporate bond market...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 16- Foreigners bought long-term U.S. securities in November, with investors buying agency and corporate bonds, as well as equities. Data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Friday that net purchases of long-term U.S. assets were $33.5 billion in November, after outflows of $1.4 billion in October. But including short-dated assets such as...

  • Shenzen-based Kaisa said on Monday it had missed interest payments to investors in its offshore dollar bonds, that many of its bank accounts had been frozen and that a mainland China court had frozen more than $100 million of assets of one of its units. Kaisa's founder and chairman left the company in December, triggering an acceleration of repayment of a loan...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 9- Indonesia has raised $4 billion in a U.S. dollar bond issue, taking advantage of the current low-yield environment and improving sentiment about the country and policies its new president is pursuing. With the improved terms on the new bonds, " Indonesia has to fork out a lower percentage than in a tough market," said Wellian Wiranto, an economist at...