World debt to increase to $44trn - S&P

2017-02-27 13:58

As countries' absolute debt levels continue to rise, total global sovereign commercial debt stock will reach an all-time high of $44trn by the end of 2017, says Standard & Poor's.

One year after Nenegate: SA bond yields recover

2016-12-09 11:15

South African government bond yields recovered in recent months following more political certainty since Nenegate, says the South African Reserve Bank.

Oil retreats below $47 before Opec meeting as metals snap rally

2016-11-29 07:24

Oil has retreated back below $47 as Opec members haggled ahead of a meeting on production cuts, while a rally in metals ran out of steam.

Brian Kantor: The rand and its importance for bonds and equities

2016-11-02 14:28

How do the latest movements in the rand impact the performance of equities and bonds? Economist Brian Kantor combs through the data.

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.


Everything you thought you knew about bond yields is wrong: HSBC

2017-02-01 12:11

HSBC analysts have challenged the belief that the fundamental forces of economic growth, state spending, inflation and central bank guidance propel government debt yields.

R24 trillion lost as global bonds suffer worst monthly meltdown

2016-12-01 07:47

The 30-year-old bull market in bonds looks to be ending with a bang in month that also saw world equity markets’ capitalisation climb R8.9trn.

Investment in tertiary education 'not a smart move' - pensioners

2016-11-18 16:47

The monitoring group that oversees the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is up in arms over a proposal that the Fund invest in so-called education bonds.

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.

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