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  1. BRIEF-Fitch Affirms Bulgaria At 'BBB' Outlook Positive
    Reuters | 05:08 PM EST

    * FITCH AFFIRMS BULGARIA AT 'BBB'; OUTLOOK POSITIVE. * FITCH ON BULGARIA SAYS POSITIVE OUTLOOK REFLECTS PROSPECT OF EURO ADOPTION, WHICH WOULD LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN EXTERNAL METRICS. * FITCH ON BULGARIA SAYS IT MAINTAINS ITS VIEW THAT ECONOMIC PROSPECTS WILL BE FAVOURABLE OVER NEXT YEARS, SUPPORTED BY SUBSTANTIAL EU FUNDING Source text for Eikon:

  2. AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Pedcor Assurance Company
    Business Wire | 04:01 PM EST

    AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of B++ and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ?bbb? to Pedcor Assurance Company. The ratings reflect PAC?s balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

  3. BRIEF-Nexpoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces Offering Of Senior Unsecured Notes
    Reuters | 10:26 AM EST

    Nexpoint Real Estate Finance Inc (NREF) : * NEXPOINT REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. ANNOUNCES OFFERING OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES. * Nexpoint Real Estate Finance Inc (NREF) - HAS LAUNCHED AN OFFERING OF ITS 5.75% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026.

  4. AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Nippon Life Insurance Company and Its Subsidiary
    Business Wire | 10:21 AM EST

    AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A+ and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of ?aa-? of Nippon Life Insurance Company. The ratings of Nissay reflect its balance sheet strength, which AM Best assesses as strongest, as well as its strong operating performance, favourable business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.

  5. NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. Announces Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes
    PR Newswire | 09:26 AM EST

    DALLAS, Jan. 21, 2022 NexPoint Real Estate Finance, Inc. (NREF) announced today that it has launched an offering of its?5.75% Senior Notes due 2026. The Company intends to contribute the net proceeds from this offering to its operating partnership, NexPoint Real Estate Finance Operating Partnership, L.P., in exchange for OP units. Raymond James is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering.

  6. Global bond funds see higher outflows on rates outlook
    Reuters | 08:18 AM EST

    - Investors stepped up selling in global bond funds in the seven days to Jan. 19 as hawkish remarks from U.S. Fed officials amid rising inflationary pressure solidified expectations that the central bank will tighten monetary policy as early as March. Investors offloaded global bond funds of $4.12 billion, that topped previous weeks outflows by about 69%, Refinitiv Lipper data showed.

  7. GRAPHIC-Global bond funds see higher outflows on rates outlook
    Reuters | 08:11 AM EST

    Investors stepped up selling in global bond funds in the seven days to Jan. 19 as hawkish remarks from U.S. Fed officials amid rising inflationary pressure solidified expectations that the central bank will tighten monetary policy as early as March. Investors offloaded global bond funds of $4.12 billion, that topped previous weeks outflows by about 69%, Refinitiv Lipper data showed.

  8. BRIEF-Nufarm Ltd Says Priced US$350 Mln Senior Unsecured Notes Offering
    Reuters | 01/20/22 08:26 PM EST

    Nufarm Ltd (NUFMF): * PRICES US$350 MILLION SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES OFFERING. * NOTES WILL HAVE A FIXED RATE COUPON OF 5% * INTENDS TO APPLY NET PROCEEDS RECEIVED FROM NOTES TOGETHER WITH CASH ON HAND TO FULLY REPAY AMOUNTS OUTSTANDING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

  9. AM Best Upgrades ManhattanLife and Affiliated Companies
    Business Wire | 01/20/22 01:05 PM EST

    AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to B++ from B+ and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to ?bbb? from ?bbb-" of ManhattanLife Insurance and Annuity Company, The Manhattan Life Insurance Company, Family Life Insurance Company and Western United Life Assurance Company.

  10. Westamerica Bancorporation Reports Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results
    GlobeNewswire | 01/20/22 11:07 AM EST

    Westamerica Bancorporation, parent company of Westamerica Bank, generated net income for the fourth quarter 2021 of $21.7 million and diluted earnings per common share of $0.81. Fourth quarter 2021 results compare to net income of $22.1 million and EPS of $0.82 for the third quarter 2021, which included ?make-whole? interest income on corporate bonds redeemed before maturity, which increased EP...

In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

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