Ireland’s sovereign bond yields spiked again in early November amid uncertainty over the total cost of government support for the financial sector. Fears are growing that the former ‘Celtic Tiger’...
With continuing demand for safe haven, AAA-rated debt instruments, clients remain on the alert for new issuers to diversify their portfolios. Commerzbank, one of the leading underwriters of European debt,...
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Correlation in global equities has been on the rise for the past decade. The credit crisis, structural shifts in global financial flows and the rise of exchange-traded funds has meant that asset classes seem to be moving together. Rebecca Hampson reports...
Panellists in the Credit Institute forum on ‘Sovereign or Corporate, Global or Local’ said that corporates will drive credit growth in emerging markets, but investors cannot afford to ignore financial market development or to forgo due diligence....
US corporate restructuring and balance sheet improvements have drawn investor focus to corporate credit. But technical factors make financials look attractive.
Nomura chief economist Richard Koo warns the US and European economies face double-dip recession and a prolonged period of economic stagnation if stimulus is cut too soon.
China’s local governments have channelled their debt through off-balance sheet financing vehicles that leave creditors little recourse to repayment in the event of default. Calls to reform this system could result in the formation of a municipal bond...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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