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  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Several months ago, U.S. mutual funds scooped up most of the $1.25 billion in high-yield junk bonds issued by Denbury Resources Inc, a Plano, Texas, oil and gas exploration company. The 5.5 percent coupon on the Denbury bonds maturing in 2022 attracted a number of U.S. mutual fund buyers, including the Franklin Income Fund, which held nearly 10 percent...

  • Alibaba gets "A-plus" debt rating from agencies Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Nov 13- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd received its first debt ratings from international credit agencies on Thursday after the company announced plans for an issue of senior unsecured notes to raise an unspecified amount. Standard& Poor's and Fitch Ratings rated the notes at investment grade "A-plus", while Moody's Investor Service...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 10- A U.S. judge ruled on Monday that Citigroup Inc could process an $85 million interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default. District Judge Thomas Griesa in New York said Citigroup could process the Dec. 31 payment it receives on U.S. dollar-denominated Argentine law bonds. Citigroup has said it faces...

  • Open vs. shut: The 2 headed coin of transparency Sunday, 9 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Two studies offer different conclusions about whether big companies offer too little disclosure about their operations, or perhaps too much.

  • Why investors will gobble up 1% Apple bonds Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Here's why investors are going to snap up 1% Apple bonds, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • An iPhone 6 Plus in an Apple store in New York.

    Apple is planning an investor call on Monday ahead of a potential bond sale, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a banker working on the deal.

  • Nov 3- Apple Inc is planning an investor call on Monday ahead of a potential bond sale, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a banker working on the deal. Apple, which is yet to sell bonds in any other currency than dollars, is considering issuing in euros, the report said. Apple could not immediately be reached for comments outside regular U.S. business hours.

  • New junk bond risk: It matters who owns what Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    Add a new concern to the stable of high-yield bond risks: ownership of some companies' issuance has become concentrated with just a few fund managers.

  • *Milan- listed shares jump 18 percent. MILAN, Oct 29- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to list a 10 percent stake in luxury brand Ferrari and issue $2.5 billion in convertible bonds to help fund the parent company's turnaround plan. Milan- listed shares in FCA, the world's seventh-largest carmaker, jumped more than 18 percent to trade at 9.03 euros on Wednesday, their...

  • *Milan- listed shares jump 18 percent. MILAN, Oct 29- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to list a 10 percent stake in luxury brand Ferrari and issue $2.5 billion in convertible bonds to help fund the parent company's turnaround plan. Milan- listed shares in FCA, the world's seventh-largest carmaker, jumped more than 18 percent to trade at 9.03 euros on Wednesday, their...