Blue-chip U.S. companies are expected to ramp up their issuance over the next two weeks even as the markets digest the new coronavirus variant which has caused shakiness across the board since Friday. Bloomberg is reporting that Wall Street syndicate desks are projecting about US$35 billion of new investment-grade issues...
Corporate watchdog ASIC is warning of a fake Qantas corporate bond scam targeting Australian investors. ASIC said it was aware Australians have been directly offered fake Qantas corporate bonds with interest rates of 7.75% per annum. "Scammers are using the legitimate Qantas bonds listed on the ASX which have a coupon...
Investors are using corporate bonds to boost prospective returns within their fixed income portfolios with government bond yields at record lows, which is creating a 'tailwind' for the asset class according to First Sentier Investors. The Global Credit Outlook 2021 paper argues prevailing economic conditions should underpin credit demand going...
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The Reddit mania that catapulted GameStop shares has "reverberated through to the bond market", according to global equity manager Eaton Vance. Eaton Vance put AMC Entertainment, one of the largest movie theatre operators in the US and a prominent player in the European market, under the microscope. Portfolio managers at Eaton...
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Apple Inc, despite its huge hoardings of cash reserves, has just sold $US14 billion of bonds in order to take advantage of cheap costs for borrowing. “Apple is returning to the bond market, even with $196 billion of cash on hand, which we believe suggests the pace of shareholder returns...
After successful bond issues by Western Sydney University (WSU) and University of Wollongong (UOW) late last year, the University of Melbourne is the first Australian corporate to issue a bond in 2021. The 10-year fixed rate bond has a coupon of 1.97%p.a. and raised $150 million. Despite being hit by covid...
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