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  • 5 year bond oversubscribed despite fears of a possible snob by investors

    My Ghana Online - 03/29/2015

    Government's 5 year domestic bond issued yesterday March, 26, 2015 by the Bank of Ghana was highly patronized by investors despite fears they may ditch the bond over recent comments by former deputy...

  • High-yield bond investors cheer on Heinz merger deal with Kraft

    The Gulf Today - 03/28/2015

    NEW YORK: High-yield bond investors cheered on the merger of Kraft Foods and HJ Heinz. They relieved thinking that the companies will not pile on a massive load of debt to finance the deal. Bonds of Heinz, taken private in 2013 for $23.2 billion by Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway, soared 20 points after the tie-up was announced. Alex Behring, Heinz...

  • Abu Dhabi's Aabar taps strong investor demand for high-quality bonds

    Business Intelligence Middle East - 03/28/2015

    UAE. Aabar Investments has seized the initiative with a ground breaking debt issue of Euro 2 billion exchangeable bond with a creative structure that combines Aabar's strong reputation as a long-term investor with the financial strength of its parent, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC). The bond issuance, announced on March 24, highlights the continued strength of Abu...

  • The Bubble Machine Is Complete: Soaring Stocks Push Investors Into Bonds Whose Issuers Buy More Stocks

    Zero Hedge - 03/28/2015

    It's no secret that central bank asset purchases and investors' desperate hunt for yield have driven yields to record lows on everything from government bonds, to SSAs, to IG, to HY. This has regrettably had the effect of ensuring that spreads signal virtually nothing to investors about the riskiness of any particular issue as the market has become so distorted that it can no longer...

  • Revised 2015 Green Bond Principles update standard process for issuance in fast-growing green bond market

    Intellasia - 03/28/2015

    The Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles (“GBP”), a representative group of issuers, investors and intermediaries in the Green Bond market, with the support of the International Capital Market Association, has published a second edition of the GBP. The GBP are voluntary process guidelines that recommend transparency and...

  • PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL : Investments Releases Core Bond Fund

    4-Traders - 03/27/2015
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    Prudential Investments has launched the Prudential Core Bond Fund, a fixed income strategy that offers investors an opportunity to invest in a diversified portfolio of investment-grade fixed income securities, including U.S. government securities, mortgage- related securities, and...

  • Should I be Worried About a Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike?

    The Bradenton Times - 03/27/2015

    After years of record-low interest rates, at some point this year the Federal Reserve is expected to begin raising its target federal funds interest rate (the rate at which banks lend to one another funds they've deposited at the Fed). Because bond prices typically fall when interest rates rise, any rate hike is likely to affect the value of...

  • Bond prices rally on month-end buying, hold gains after Yellen

    Business Recorder - 03/27/2015

    NEW YORK: US Treasury yields fell and held near session lows on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave mildly hawkish comments on a potential interest rate increase this year and as investors bought bonds ahead of month-end rebalancing. Investors covering short positions and...

  • Portuguese yields fall on credit rating upgrade hopes

    Business Recorder - 03/27/2015

    LONDON: Portuguese bond yields fell on Friday on expectations that credit rating agency Fitch will lift the country back to investment grade after it successfully exited its international bailout last year. Fitch will decide after the market closes whether to upgrade Portugal from its current rating of BB+, the highest sub-investment grade category. Portuguese bonds outperformed most...

  • Freddie Mac Executes Largest Ever Sale of Seriously Delinquent Loans From Its Investment Portfolio

    Freddie Mac - 03/27/2015
    Press Release

    MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2015) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced it sold via auction 5,398 deeply delinquent non-performing loans (NPLs) from its mortgage investment portfolio on March 25th, 2015. The loans have an aggregate unpaid principal balance (UPB) of $985 million. The transaction is expected to settle in early May 2015. These loans have been delinquent...

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