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  • Loans with few strings attached reach record level Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    Bank lending to companies with few restrictions has surged back, but does the record issuance of cov-lite loans mean defaults are near?

  • *Proceeds to partly replace loan for Maroc Telecom buy. DUBAI, June 11- Abu Dhabi- based telecommunications operator Etisalat sold $4.3 billion worth of bonds on Wednesday, setting one record as the region's biggest corporate issue ever and another for the cheapest pricing, bankers said.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- The rock-bottom yields on offer in the corporate bond market are putting pressure on investment returns for U.S. life insurers and driving them into riskier and less liquid investments such as private equity and infrastructure debt, insurers said.

  • Go figure: Investors still pump money into bonds Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Traders signal orders on the financial floor at CME Group's Chicago Board of Trade.

    Despite all the anticipation of money fleeing fixed income and dashing toward equities, bonds continue to get a bid.

  • *Ghana previously put off planned $1 bln Eurobond. ACCRA, May 27- Ghana has cancelled plans to issue a seven-year domestic bond worth 100 million cedis this month to avoid having to pay a high yield, government officials and analysts said on Tuesday.

  • Whatever happened to the great rotation? Monday, 26 May 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    The long-predicted "great rotation" out of bonds has fizzled, with funds headed back into fixed income, frustrating forecasts for higher yields.

  • FRANKFURT, May 19- Deutsche Bank aims to price and issue around 9.5 billion euros in both new equity and hybrid debt by June 4, the lender said on Monday. Germany's largest bank unveiled an 8 billion euro equity capital raising late on Sunday in a move to fortify its regulatory strength measures and put investor doubts to rest.

  • Five bond market risks to worry about: Pimco Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 9:41 PM ET

    Yield-hungry bond investors have pushed ever further into high-risk territory and Pimco sees five warning signs bond markets are getting too frothy.

  • MADRID, May 13- Spain raised billions of euros for both public and corporate coffers on Tuesday, taking advantage of demand for euro zone peripheral debt as economic concerns ease and investors search for yield.

  • Watch out: A bond selloff may be looming Sunday, 11 May 2014 | 7:04 PM ET

    With the U.S.'s zero interest rate era nearing its end, some analysts worry that bonds on the short end of the yield curve may face a selloff.

  • *Worries that broader sanctions will include Russia corp debt. LONDON, May 7- Confusion over the legal implications of sanctions on Russia and worries about further, harsher restrictions from the West are making investors cautious about owning bonds issued by Russian companies.

  • Fixated on fixed income     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 8:07 AM ET

    People have rediscovered the value of traditional bonds in their portfolios, says Jeff Rosenberg, BlackRock chief investment strategist for fixed income, sharing his outlook on bonds and how to play the fixed income space.

  • PIMCO'S MAISONNEUVE SAYS TO DEVELOP HYBRID BOND-EQUITY OFFERINGS TO HELP COMPANY REBALANCE ITS ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT.

  • Apple downsizes massive bond deal to $8B to $10B Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 9:24 AM ET
    An Apple store in San Francisco

    Apple is expected to issue between $8 billion to $10 billion worth of bonds as part of a huge debt sale, Dow Jones reported.

  • Why investors keep buying expensive bonds Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:26 AM ET

    Bonds are pretty clearly a bad job, with returns relatively meager and prices set to fall, but yield-seeking investors keep pushing money their way.

  • 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..

  • March 28- The Pimco Total Return Fund, the world's largest bond fund, is trailing 87 percent of its peers so far this year, according to Morningstar data on Friday, in the latest setback for co-founder Bill Gross.

  • BUENOS AIRES, March 27- Argentina's state-controlled oil company YPF told local market regulators on Thursday that it plans to launch the sale of up to $1 billion in 10- year global bonds on April 4.

  • How should you invest in Chinese bonds?     Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 11:34 PM ET

    Kumar Palghat, Founder and Director of Kapstream Capital, recommends investors to pick large banks and short-maturity bonds.

  • Is this a gamechanger for Asia’s bond markets? Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    Asia's corporate bond markets are relatively underdeveloped, but an Asian Development Bank plan to "harmonize" regulations may be a gamechanger.