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  • 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...

  • Europe needs QE  Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 11:35 AM ET

    After the disappointing PMI results for Europe, Antonin Jullier, global head of equity trading strategy at Citi discusses his views on how various countries need to restructure and how QE is needed for Europe.

  • Areva's options narrow in shadow of debt refinancing Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 9:24 AM ET

    PARIS, Nov 28- With big bond repayments due in 2016-17 and its credit rating cut to junk last week, France's loss-making nuclear group Areva has a narrow and shrinking window to turn around its business and refinance its pile of debt. With billions of capital destroyed by writedowns on a Finland reactor project and an African uranium mine and its revenue crimped...

  • *Nigerian firms issued $5 billion hard currency bonds since 2007. Companies in Africa's largest economy have rushed in recent years to take advantage of rock-bottom global borrowing costs and investors' hunger for yield, selling some $5 billion in hard currency bonds since 2007, according to Thomson Reuters data. Of this more than $2 billion was raised this...

  • No 'froth' in Europe's financial markets  Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    The ECB is directing its monetary policy to use new channels, ensuring that price stability in the euro area as a whole says European Central Bank's vice president, Vitor Constancio.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 27- The risk of price bubbles forming in property or corporate bonds would not deter the European Central Bank from its efforts to revive inflation, ECB officials said on Thursday. While this forceful opening of the monetary sluices may lead to some excessive price rises, ECB President Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio made clear...

  • QE in EU is like 'morphine' in 'hospital ward'  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    The European Central Bank introducing quantitative easing into the EU economy is like "morphine", giving the euro zone temporary relief but not fixing the underlying problem, says Michael O'Sullivan, CIO, UK & EMEA at Credit Suisse Private Bank.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early at a favorable price, saying the second-largest U.S. natural gas company waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S.

  • UPDATE 1-Chesapeake Energy loses in bond dispute appeal Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early at a favorable price, saying the second-largest U.S. natural gas company waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S.

  • Chesapeake Energy loses in bond dispute appeal Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Nov 25- A divided federal appeals court in New York said Chesapeake Energy Corp had no right to redeem $1.3 billion of notes early because it waited too long to tell investors of its plans. Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a May 2013 ruling by U.S. The majority agreed with Bank of New York Mellon Corp, the notes' trustee,...

  • ECB to step in and save the day?  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    Anatoli Annenkov, senior European economist at Societe Generale discusses what quantitative easing can really do for the European economy, especially for Germany.