LONDON, March 31- Emerging market borrowers raised just over $100 billion worth of debt in the first quarter of 2014, slightly below year-ago levels as geopolitical noise and uncertainty over U.S. The shortfall was most pronounced in company debt, with issuance running at $67.5 billion, compared to just over $100 billion in the first three months of 2013..» Read More
Dec 4- Some day, perhaps soon, interest rates are going to start to go up decisively. Personal finance writer Suze Orman, for example, has stated the case, equating that right to get your principal investment back with carrying a lower risk. Cliff Asness co-founder of AQR Capital Management writes in the Financial Analysts Journal.
Claudia Holm, director of S&P Capital IQ, says that as banks start to deleverage their balance sheets, corporates are turning to capital markets for funding.
BUENOS AIRES, Nov 28- Argentina will pay Repsol with bonds to compensate the Spanish oil major for the seizure of its majority stake in energy company YPF, although the sum and terms have yet to be negotiated, Argentine officials confirmed on Thursday.
Tony Durrant, CFO of Premier Oil, says the company launched the bond to "diversify" its sources of debt capital.
*Shares in Repsol and major shareholders up sharply. MADRID, Nov 26- Oil major Repsol looks likely to settle an 18- month conflict with Argentina after Buenos Aires offered $5 billion in compensation for assets it seized last year- less than half what the Spanish group had demanded and in bonds, not cash.
NEW YORK, Nov 19- Vale SA and Petróleo Brasileiro SA, two of Brazil's three largest companies, are considering selling bonds in international debt markets before the end of this year or in early 2014, a source with direct knowledge of the companies' plans said on Tuesday.
Editor: Malcolm Davidson +44 20 7542 6958. BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT- A leading international think-tank urged the European Central Bank to loosen the purse strings further and buy euro zone government and corporate bonds to accelerate a weak recovery. Credit Suisse private bank co-heads confident of growth.
BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, Nov 19- A leading international think-tank urged the European Central Bank on Tuesday to loosen the purse strings further and buy euro zone government and corporate bonds to accelerate a weak recovery. One of the bank' hawks, Joerg Asmussen, said separately that more action was possible, but only if deemed necessary.
TOKYO, Nov 19- The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, seeking to revive its finances, will receive $2 billion in funding from its lenders via private-placement bonds, a step that will offer greater protection to creditors, people familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.
*ECB should consider buying euro zone assets, OECD says. BRUSSELS, Nov 19- The European Central Bank must consider buying government and corporate bonds to help the euro zone avoid a Japanese-style deflationary spiral, the OECD said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Nov 14- BlackRock Inc, a money manager that has long worked with the largest U.S. financial institutions, is now turning to the country's smaller banks, where it sees a promising market for exchange-traded corporate bond funds.
CARACAS, Nov 13- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA announced on Wednesday a $4.5 billion bond sale, accelerating a steep rise in borrowing over the last year with its second-largest issue that will finance operating expenses rather than investments.
NEW YORK, Nov 13- Asset managers building big stakes in corporate bonds could be left hanging as banks cut back on providing liquidity, increasing the risk of chaotic selloffs should interest rates spike from record lows.
LONDON, Nov 11- Hedge fund start-up Rhodium Capital, run by former Bank of America star trader Iftikhar Ali, has begun life betting on a strong performance from corporate bonds over coming months. Bond prices were hit over the summer by fears the U.S.
PARIS, Nov 4- Loss-making telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent plans to raise 955 million euros from shareholders and $750 million from a high-yield bond to cut debt and drive what its boss has called a last-ditch effort to save the group.
*Creditors' committee formed by Pimco, BlackRock, others. RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 29- OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA, the cash-strapped Brazilian oil company controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, said on Tuesday that debt restructuring talks with holders of $3.6 billion in bonds had ended with no agreement.
Oct 29- The Coca-Cola Co, rated Aa3, AA-/A+, announced a new five-part benchmark US dollar bond on Tuesday, sources on the deal told IFR. It is Coca-Cola's first appearance in the US dollar bond market since February, when it raised USD2.5 billion in a three-part transaction.
*Creditors' committee formed by Pimco, BlackRock, others. RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 29- Indebted Brazilian oil producer OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA said on Tuesday that talks with holders of $3.6 billion in bonds have ended without agreement, following months of negotiations over a potential debt restructuring.
*Fed buys $5.08 billion government bonds due 2017-18. NEW YORK, Oct 28- Prices for U.S. "The auction was very well bid," said Thomas Simons, a money market economist at Jefferies& Co in New York.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest on the bond market.