SA named best country for debt issuance in SSA

2016-10-09 14:53

South Africa has been named the best country for debt management/Sovereign Bond Issuance in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Locals on sidelines as foreigners reap SA debt reward

2016-09-30 08:34

South Africa is looking better from the outside than the inside, judging by the behaviour of bond investors.

Thriving Islamic bond market can benefit Africa - S&P

2016-09-09 17:55

Developing the Islamic bond market in sub-Saharan Africa can benefit the region's funding requirements, says S&P Global Ratings.

China bonds decline for third week

2016-09-04 11:37

China’s bonds have dropped for a third week on signs the central bank is tightening funding conditions and as economic data point to a stabilising economy.

SA accounts for 82% of sub-Saharan overseas acquisitions

2016-07-18 20:00

SA’s overseas acquisitions accounted for 82% of sub-Saharan African outbound mergers and acquisitions activity in the first half of 2016, says Thomson Reuters.

Inflation Linked Bonds – the not-so-boring alternative

2016-07-08 10:40

Unexpected inflation spikes cause havoc. One way around this is to invest in inflation linked bonds which compensate you for inflation, explains a portfolio manager

AngloGold plans to buy back $475m of high-yield bonds

2016-06-28 13:10

AngloGold Ashanti says it plans to redeem about $475m outstanding on a $1.25bn high-yield bond that was issued in 2013.

ECB buys €348m in corporate bonds

2016-06-13 20:00

The European Central Bank has bought €348m worth of corporate bonds on the first day of including company debt in its extended asset purchase programme.

Downgrade threat drives SA companies from bond market

2016-05-31 08:33

As South Africa braces for a credit-rating downgrade, the nation’s companies are finding the bond market an unfriendly place.

Glencore sells first bonds since market turmoil

2016-04-27 17:21

Glencore has sold bonds for the first time since a rout in commodity markets forced it to trim debt and sell assets.


Old Mutual share price rallies on ZSE

2016-10-04 18:48

Fear of the introduction of bond notes by the Zimbabwean government has sent Old Mutual's share price on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange sky rocketing.

We're above board, insists Zuma's bank

2016-09-14 13:30

The CEO of VBS Mutual Bank, which has loaned the president money to pay for his Nkandla upgrades, says the institution is fully compliant with its banking licence conditions.

African Bank repurchases $207m worth of bonds

2016-09-05 19:23

African Bank has repurchased $207m worth of bonds from its foreign currency-denominated bond holders issued under its $6bn Euro Medium Term Note programme.

Rand may slump by 30% as Treasury battle heats up

2016-08-30 08:19

In a month when a record wave of money headed to emerging markets, South African bonds managed to lose money for foreign investors.

Germany issues 10-year bond at negative interest rate

2016-07-13 17:51

Germany has issued a 10-year bond at a negative interest for the first time as fears about Brexit and economic worries cause investors to rush to the safety of German debt.

Rand leads global currency gains, bonds hit pre-Nenegate levels

2016-06-29 15:16

South African government bonds have gained, driving yields to levels last seen before President Jacob Zuma fired Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister in December.

Brexit fears drive German bond yields to below zero

2016-06-14 18:25

Investors have started paying for the privilege of owning German government bonds as fears of a Brexit and economic worries caused a rush to German debt.

A R17k investment in French wine repays bonds

2016-06-07 13:20

French wine-makers are looking for new investors, and for €1 000 they’ll let anyone in.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-05-30 07:00

A possible credit downgrade is not the only thing you should be concerned about this week. We look at what to expect from the markets.

Praise for Treasury as it issues new $1.25bn bond

2016-04-08 10:51

National Treasury has been lauded for attracting interest in its $1.25bn 10-year bond issuance on the international capital market, which it has just announced.

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