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.

Possible downgrade: Where to for growth investors?

2016-04-07 11:30

In these uncertain times, where is the safest place to invest? Equities? Property? Bonds? Contributor Craig Gradidge takes a closer look.

Budget leaves room for more SA bond gains

2016-02-29 09:43

South Africa’s debt rally has some way to go as government borrowing declines and rating companies hold off on downgrades, according to Rand Merchant Bank.

Property for your portfolio

2015-10-05 18:38

Property is a valuable asset. Simon Brown shares on the benefits of having property in your portfolio, and which listed property stocks to include.

Investors dump Brait after bond offering

2015-09-11 12:03

Investors have punished Brait, sending the share price down more than 11% after the investment holding company announced the launch of a R7.4bn bond offer.


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.

Government bonds and credit ratings: How they work and why they matter

2016-03-15 12:00

In recent months, much has been said about a possible ratings downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign debt. finweek’s contributor Simon Brown breaks it down for you.

SA bonds rise 2-3 cents as Gordhan returns as minister

2015-12-14 14:11

Sovereign dollar bonds have risen across the curve as markets cheered the return of respected former finance minister Pravin Gordhan to the ministry.

ECB pledge to defend inflation boosts bonds

2015-09-22 10:24

Eurozone government bonds have risen after European Central Bank board member says policy makers would 'forcefully react' to defend their inflation objective.

Small print shows how bond sales dried up

2015-06-24 11:42

The reluctance by companies to tap capital markets underscores the challenges Zuma’s administration faces in reigniting investment and growth in the ailing economy.

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