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Flight Centre has raised A$400 million through a convertible bond deal underwritten by UBS and Bank of America. The Flight Centre bonds will have a coupon of 1.625% per annum, a conversion premium of 30 per cent, and a term of seven years. An announcement by Flight Centre would use the...
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Elizabeth Moran sits down to talk with Markus Mueller, Co-Founder of The Australian Bond Exchange. Before co-founding ABE, Markus was Director/Branch Manager at Morgans/Reynolds, and before that was a Director of Reynolds Stockbrokers. He worked previously in private banking, fixed income and currencies in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. How...
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