HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, March 26- China's Bank of Communications Co Ltd, said on Thursday its bad loan ratio rose to 1.25 percent, its highest level since 2010, as the lender grappled with borrowers' increasing inability to repay debt in China's slowing economy. The result compared with the 13.9 billion yuan average estimate of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.» Read More
Dan Scott, head of event driven research at Credit Suisse, outlines why he prefers short-term corporate debt and equities that are exposed to the U.S or emerging markets, over government bonds and cash.
Louis Gargour, chief investment officer, LNG Capital, discusses the different credit markets and explains why he favours the high yield market over investment grade.
Scores of independent mortgage lenders and community banks are winning business from banks such as Citigroup or Bank of America that have retrenched after the financial crisis.
Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is expected to make a fully financed offer to buy the consumer electronics retailer by the end of the week.
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The long-term case for investing in emerging-markets is based on growing worldwide demand for commodities and the expansion of an enormous new middle class in those countries.
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Moody's affirms Wells Fargo's short term debt rating, but downgrades its long-term ratings, with CNBC's Scott Wapner, and Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak.
Scores of big corporations have lost their AAA status in recent years, and it hasn't seemed to hurt them, so what's the big deal about the federal government losing such status, The New York Times reports.
The bear market is on its way back, economist and contrarian investor Marc Faber, the editor and publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report told CNBC Tuesday.
Distressed corporate debt represents an excellent opportunity for investors as political and economic uncertainty rattles global bond markets and small and medium sized businesses struggle to raise capital, Jon Macintosh, manager at closed-ended investment company Acencia Debt Strategies told CNBC.
Keeping costs under control remains the biggest challenge to European soccer clubs, with wage-to-revenue ratios worsening in 2009/2010 despite overall revenue increases, according to new research from Deloitte.
Asian corporate bonds are finding favor with investors as they offer high yields-5-10%- but come with less risk as regional companies strengthen their balance sheets in a high growth environment.
Chinese companies have this year embarked on an unprecedented borrowing spree in international bond markets, a trend driven by property developers starved of credit by state-owned banks. The FT Reports.
While periphery euro zone countries are drowning in a sea of debt and investor reluctance, Eastern Europe – which two years ago sent shockwaves through markets – is now shining away from the limelight.