Corporate Bonds


  • Central banks can't beat deflation alone  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    Discussing the possibility of introducing full-blown quantitative easing in Europe, Patrick Spencer, MD and Director of International Institutional Equity Sales at Baird, says that if the euro zone economy continues to deteriorate, then central banks need QE, as they don┬┐t have the tools to fight deflation.

  • *Company bonds fall as much as 4.3 cents in dollar as rouble slumps. LONDON, Dec 15- Dollar bonds of Russian companies suffered a fresh selloff on Monday, as the rouble's fall past the 60- per-dollar level and the threat of more sanctions fanned fears about future debt repayments. Adding to pressure on Russian markets was news that the U.S. Congress had passed a bill...

  • Oil higher from here: Petrowski  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    Discussing whether low oil prices will lead to consolidation in the energy industry, with Greg Zuckerman, author of "The Frackers" and Wall Street Journal writer, and Joe Petrowski, Mercantor Partners founder.

  • Bond market red flags  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Pantheon Macroeconomics' chief economist Ian Shepherdson, weighs in on red flags in the credit market.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 12- Chinese investors are pricing in the higher risk of lower-rated bonds after a debt market clampdown, a tentative but positive sign for regulators who want to restart productive investment without sparking a refinancing free-for-all. The debt repricing follows a clampdown on Monday by China's official bond clearing house on the corporate...

  • Will QE have 'pixie dust' effects for Europe?  Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Quantitative easing was a success for the U.S., however will full-blown QE provide the same results for Europe? Nick Carn, founder of Carn Macro Advisors, considers this further.

  • Why a stronger dollar may not bite EM bonds Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 5:50 PM ET

    Emerging markets may be buffeted by a stronger U.S. dollar and lower commodity prices, but the segment's bonds still look like a good bet, analysts said.

  • Greece vs. ECB's bond buying  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    With the announcement of Greece's political uncertainty, Silvio Peruzzo, European economist at Nomura discusses how this could impact sovereign bond buying.

  • Italy: A further downgrade would be a problem  Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    S&P downgraded its rating on Italian debt down to 'BBB -'. Charles Diebel, head of Macro Strategy at Aviva Investors, says that unless there's a further downgrade, Italy doesn't need to worry.

  • MILAN, Dec 5- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began meeting U.S. investors on Friday after launching a $2.5 billion convertible bond issue and a share sale to reduce its debt pile and fund an ambitious investment plan. The newly created FCA, which moved its primary share listing to New York in October, wants to invest 48 billion euros over five years to turn Jeep, Maserati...

  • Draghi disappoints markets again  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    After the ECB meeting, Bill O'Neill from UBS Wealth Management gives his take on why the ECB is hesitating over QE.

  • The EU needs a bazooka, not a peashooter: Pro  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    The European Central Bank is currently taking "baby steps" towards quantitative easing, when really Europe needs a "bazooka", says Anthony Doyle, head of Fixed Income Investment Specialists at M&G Investments.

  • Fed to raise rates in 2015?  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    External forces like the Bank of Japan and the ECB are extremely influential on the U.S. bond market and on the Fed's rate hike, says George Goncalves, managing director and head of US Rates Strategy at Nomura Securities Intl.

  • No ECB sovereign bond-buying today: Pro  Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi is more likely to announce sovereign bond-buying and further asset purchases in the first quarter of 2015, says Peter Schaffrik, head of European rates strategy at RBC Capital Markets.

  • CNBC's David Faber speaks to Jim Casey, JPMorgan global head of debt capital markets, about concern over oil prices stopping firms from paying off debt and causing a ripple effect in the market.

  • Treasuries fell on Tuesday, with prices pressured by a Wall Street rally and institutional investors readying for a $6 billion corporate bond deal from leading retailer Amazon. "Today was primarily about the rebound in equity prices," said Ian Lyngen, senior government bond strategist at CRT Capital in Stamford, Connecticut. "There is a lot of corporate issuance...

  • Demand for corporate bonds beats supply  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 5:30 AM ET

    Debt-fuelled buybacks and mergers will continue to grow and "intensify" in 2015, says Brian Reynolds, chief market strategist at Rosenblatt Securities.

  • QE isn't the answer for Europe  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Continued reform and measures to encourage banks to lend in Europe would be better than outright sovereign quantitative easing says Paras Anand, head of European equities at Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

  • Samurai bonds: Why banks might issue debt in yen  Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 2:30 AM ET

    Benedict Nielsen, head of primary debt markets for EMEA and Asia ex-Japan at Nomura, says that as banks are pushed to raise more capital, they will explore other markets to issue bonds, such as Japan.

  • Oil price collapse roils US junk bond funds Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    BOSTON, Dec 2- Collapsing energy prices have hit hard U.S. corporate junk bond funds, putting them on track for their worst performance in six years by squeezing the exploration and drilling companies that have been among most active issuers of high-yield debt. Last week's decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to refrain from...