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  • HSBC to issue $2.25 bln of convertible bonds Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 08:29 GMT

    HSBC Holdings (HKSE: 0005.HK - news) will issue $2.25 billion of bonds that would convert into shares if the bank's capital strength falls below a certain level, it said on Tuesday. HSBC said the so-called contingent convertible bonds, or "CoCos", would pay annual interest of 6.375 percent. The bonds will convert into …

  • The Citibank logo is pictured at its Nicaragua headquarters in Managua

    Citigroup Inc said it has been authorized by a U.S. judge to process two Argentine debt payments, which could ease tensions between the bank and the default-hit nation. The U.S. bank, which acts as custodian of some Argentine bonds, has been embroiled in a court battle between the South American country and a group of …

  • ECB buys 26.3 bn euros of bonds in 10 days AFP - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 15:55 GMT
    EU-Swiss accord to end banking secrecy, curb tax evasion

    The ECB buys 26.3 bn euros of bonds in the first 10 days of its quantitative easing programme

  • The development of corporate bonds has "not been too satisfactory", Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor R. Gandhi said on Monday, calling the huge supply of government bonds one of the impediments. Speaking at a debt market summit in Mumbai, Gandhi also called for a "reassessment" of the role played by pension funds …

  • Government bond issuers are adopting new standards intended to thwart a strategy that's plagued Argentina for 13 years, in which buyers snap up distressed debt for pennies on the dollar and then hold out for full payment after other investors have agreed to restructure. Since August, as many as 12 of 22 recent emerging …

  • Liquidity crisis could spark the next financial crash Telegraph - Sat, Mar 21, 2015 15:05 GMT

    Traders warn of a global credit 'meltdown' if corporate bond markets don't improve

  • The European Central Bank may well be printing money via its landmark government bond buying programme, but it could also be destroying some of the financial system's own printing presses in the process. Little over a week after the ECB launched its 1 trillion euro (718 billion pounds) 'quantitative easing' campaign, financial …

  • ECB's money printing may stymie cash generators Reuters - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 06:53 GMT
    German police officers block access with barbed wire to the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

    The European Central Bank may well be printing money via its landmark government bond buying program, but it could also be destroying some of the financial system's own printing presses in the process. Little over a week after the ECB launched its 1 trillion euro 'quantitative easing' campaign, financial markets are fretting …

  • File photo of cracked tarmac is seen in the parking lot of a largely abandoned shopping mall in San Bernardino

    The southern California city of San Bernardino has defaulted on nearly $10 million in payments on its privately placed pension bond debt since it declared bankruptcy in 2012, according to documents seen by Reuters. In addition, the city has not negotiated with its bondholders since September, according to a person familiar …

  • Germany, Europe's powerhouse economy on Wednesday sold 10-year bonds in an auction at a record low yield of just 0.25%, as the European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme continues to pressure ...

  • Bond scarcity in repo markets signals ECB QE distortions Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 18:34 GMT
    Inflated euro sign is seen outside the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

    The soaring cost of borrowing government bonds in secured lending markets highlights the distortions caused by the ECB's asset-purchase scheme, which analysts say could clog up Europe's financial system. Uncertainty over how the European Central Bank will counter the scarcity of top-rated debt could further shrink repo …

  • New Issue- Virgin Media prices a dual tranche deal Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 14:42 GMT

    Following are terms and conditions of a dual tranche deal priced on Tuesday. Borrower Virgin Media Secured Finance PLC Tranche 1 Issue Amount 525 million sterling Maturity Date January 15, 2027 Coupon ...

  • New Issue-Orbit Capital plc prices 250 mln stg 2045 bond Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 14:17 GMT

    Following are terms and conditions of a bond priced on Tuesday. Borrower Orbit Capital plc Issue Amount 250 million sterling Maturity Date March 24,2045 Coupon 3.5 pct Issue price 98.031 Spread 115 basis ...

  • New 'retail bonds' pay 5.5pc Telegraph - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:22 GMT

    A new listed bond is about to be launched by International Personal Finance

  • New 'retail bonds' pay 5.8pc Telegraph - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:22 GMT

    A new listed bond is about to be launched by International Personal Finance

  • Macquarie success boosts Japan's Pro-bond market Reuters - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 04:11 GMT

    Macquarie Bank has become the first Australian issuer to sell Pro bonds in Japan in a tightly priced offering, which raises hopes that the format is gaining traction. The offfering involved two tranches, totalling ¥34.1bn (US$280m), with a ¥3.2bn three-year bond priced to yield 13bp over yen offer-side swaps and a ¥30.9bn …

  • Some of the 825,000 savers who have bought the bonds have paid twice and are struggling to get their money back

  • Ukraine's Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko attends a meeting to report on the work done during the first 100 days of the Ukrainian government in Kiev

    Ukraine's external debt restructuring will involve principal writedowns as well as maturity extensions and coupon reductions, Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko told a conference call with creditors and media on Friday. Ukraine is seeking to plug a $15 billion-plus (10.18 billion pounds) funding gap by restructuring debt …

  • US court ruling closes avenue for Argentine debt payments

    A US judge prohibited Citibank from handling payments on Argentine bonds issued under Argentine law Thursday, adding a new challenge in the country's bitter debt fight with US hedge funds

  • NY judge rules against Citibank, Argentina in bond dispute Associated Press - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 23:55 GMT

    Citibank cannot let its branch in Argentina process payments by the South American country to bondholders unless U.S. bondholders are paid as well, a judge said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa's ...

  • US judge rules against Citibank, Argentina in bond dispute Associated Press - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 23:53 GMT

    A federal judge in New York says Citibank cannot let its branch in Argentina process payments by the South American country to bondholders unless U.S. bondholders also are paid. Judge Thomas Griesa's written ...

  • A Citibank ATM is seen in Los Angeles

    A federal judge on Thursday said Citigroup Inc (C.N) cannot process interest payments by Argentina on some bonds issued under that country's law, a defeat for the cash-strapped nation as it attempts to re-enter international debt markets. U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan said letting Citigroup process the …

  • US court ruling closes avenue for Argentine debt payments

    A US judge on Thursday prohibited Citigroup from handling payments on Argentine bonds issued under Argentina law, adding a new challenge in the country's bitter debt fight with US hedge funds

  • Argentina suffers fresh defeat in default row Telegraph - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 19:15 GMT

    Judge rules that Citigroup cannot process interest payments by Argentina on $2.3bn of bonds

  • ECB says buys 9.8 bn euros in bonds in 3 days AFP - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 12:53 GMT
    ECB raises Greek banks' emergency funding cap by 200 mn euros

    The ECB on March 9 announced that it and the national central banks of the euro area have started buying bonds as part of the long-awaited purchase programme to kick-start inflation in the single currency ...

  • Coeure says ECB's QE programme kicks off without a hitch Reuters - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 11:45 GMT

    The European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme has kicked off without a hitch, ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Thursday, adding that the central bank had not had problems in finding bonds to buy. The ECB has bought 9.8 billion euros worth of assets in three days, Coeure said, with an average …

  • Euro zone bond rally rides into supply wave Reuters - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 09:48 GMT

    A sharp rally in euro zone bonds moved into its fourth day on Thursday, with central banks forging ahead with QE purchases and a wave of new debt sales expected to attract strong demand. Spain, Italy and Ireland will sell up to 13 billion euros of new debt across a range of maturities, helping to soothe fears of a scarcity …

  • The European Central Bank is on track to meet its target volume in the first month of its new bond-purchase plan and sees no problems with finding sufficient paper to buy, ECB policymaker Benoit Coeure said on Tuesday. The ECB began printing money to buy sovereign bonds - so-called quantitative easing (QE) - on Monday …

  • New Issue-Yorkshire Building prices 750 mln euro 2022 bond Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 17:19 GMT

    Following are terms and conditions of a bond priced on tuesday. Borrower Yorkshire Building Society Issue Amount 750 million euro Maturity Date March 17, 2022 Coupon 1.25 pct Reoffer price 99.847 Spread ...

  • New Issue- Coventry Building Society prices 500 mln stg 2020 FRN Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 12:34 GMT

    Following are terms and conditions of an FRN priced on Tuesday. Borrower Coventry Building Society Issue Amount 500 million sterling Maturity Date March 17, 2020 Coupon 3-month Libor + 30bp Reoffer price ...

  • German, Italian and Spanish government bond yields hit new lows

    Explanation of the ECB's stimulus package (quantative easing)

  • Spending a trillion euros could prove tricky for ECB Reuters - Mon, Mar 9, 2015 16:51 GMT

    Hoarders of euro zone debt could frustrate the European Central Bank's plans to buy a trillion euros of mostly government bonds over the next 18 months, starting on Monday, to revive the bloc's economy. Seeking to soothe concerns the central bank might struggle to meet its 60 billion euros a month spending target, ECB …

  • New Issue- AIB prices 500 mln euro 2020 bond Reuters - UK Focus - Mon, Mar 9, 2015 14:55 GMT

    Following are terms and conditions of a bond priced on Monday. Borrower Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. Issue Amount 500 million euro Maturity Date March 16, 2020 Coupon 1.375 pct Reoffer price 99.971 Spread ...

  • Intermediate Capital Group, a specialist lender, launches eight-year bond

  • Bond yields hit new record lows as ECB purchases near

    The yield on 10-year Spanish bonds hit a record low of 1.234 percent on March 6, 2015

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