ARTICLES RELATING TO BONDS

Russian firms face debt refinancing

2014-07-23 11:45

Russian companies, including oil giant Rosneft, may face challenges refinancing $112bn in debt due to mature over the next four years.

Short-term bond sale tempting for Greece

2014-07-08 13:14

Greece may be tempted to capitalise on increasing demand for short-term eurozone debt with a three-year bond sale in coming days.

Eskom sells R260m in ES42 bonds

2014-06-11 13:30

Power utility Eskom has sold R260m in ES42 bonds at a clearing yield of 9.975%, slightly higher than 9.935% at its last sale in May.

Marcus: Steep rate hikes exaggerated

2014-02-03 18:55

Yields on short-dated bonds have fallen to session lows after reserve bank governor Gill Marcus dampened hopes of steep rate hikes.

Ireland draws bumper demand for bonds

2014-01-08 12:04

Ireland has made a storming return to the international bond market, with bumper demand for the country's first debt sale in more than a year.

Rand, government bonds weaker

2013-11-27 19:09

The rand has fallen and a policy review by the South African Reserve Bank made it clear the central bank was not inclined to prop up the local currency.

Rand steady ahead of GDP data

2013-11-26 09:55

The rand has been steady against the dollar and is likely to take its direction from third quarter economic growth data.

Rand firms in recovery vs dollar

2013-11-19 10:50

The rand has held steady against the dollar, looking set for a fifth day of recovery from last week's weakness as global risk sentiment turns supportive.

Rand steadies on US stimulus decision

2013-11-14 10:31

The rand has held steady, with scope for modest gains after comments from the US Federal Reserve suggested it will maintain a stimulus favouring emerging markets.

Rand, bonds knocked to two-month lows

2013-11-12 18:40

The rand and government bonds have weakened to their lowest in over two months on expectations that the United States would soon reduce its monetary stimulus.

Dedicated African bond funds on the rise

2013-11-08 11:14

Frontier market investment boutiques will join Investec Asset Management's existing offering as specialist Africa bond funds aim to turn niche into mainstream.

Rand steady, production data in focus

2013-11-07 09:18

The rand has been steady with a weaker bias against the dollar, in line with a stable euro while investors awaited key global and domestic data.

Bond approval rates drop as demand grows

2013-11-04 19:08

Bond approval rates have slipped to 12% below pre-recession levels due to property prices increasing faster than banks are confident with.

Rand breaches R10/$ level

2013-11-01 10:03

The rand has fallen through the psychologically important level of R10/$, and is trading near one-month lows, weighed down by disappointing trade figures.

Rand steady ahead of Fed decision

2013-10-30 09:24

The rand has steadied against the dollar, trading at mid-October levels while investors waited for a Federal Reserve interest rate decision.

Rand steady ahead of data-heavy week

2013-10-28 09:30

The rand has held steady against the dollar as the market looks ahead to a data-heavy week which sees the release of producer inflation and trade figures.

Rand slightly weaker before mini budget

2013-10-23 09:24

The rand has weakened against the dollar but remained within the trading range as investors awaited inflation data and the Finance Minister's mini budget statement.

Rand steady, eyes on US debt talks

2013-10-15 09:24

The rand has held steady against the dollar with ongoing US debt ceiling negotiations the main driver of sentiment in the absence of market-moving domestic news.

Rand breaches key barrier

2013-10-09 09:46

The rand has had a slight upper hand against the dollar after pushing through the key R9.96 barrier, but US debt ceiling worries should keep risk appetite in check.

Rand weakens, remains range-bound

2013-10-07 09:30

The rand has weakened against the dollar and is likely to remain range-bound as long as the budget impasse in the United States continues.

Rand slips vs softer dollar

2013-10-03 09:32

The rand has slipped against the dollar despite the unresolved budget impasse in the United States that has kept the greenback on the ropes.

Rand firms on US govt shutdown

2013-10-01 09:36

The rand has gained against a wobbly dollar, although the local currency might not sustain the gains if data shows loss of confidence in the manufacturing sector.

Rand stable ahead of PPI

2013-09-26 09:24

The rand has held steady but could come under pressure if producer price data indicates that inflationary pressures are building the local economy.

Rand gives up Fed gains

2013-09-20 09:53

The rand has been steady, having pared most of the strong gains it and other emerging market currencies made in the aftermath of the US Federal Reserve's decision.

IFC gets $1bn Ghana bond programme

2013-08-22 10:19

The International Finance Corporation says it has secured approval to issue local currency bonds in Ghana worth up to $1bn, to bolster the country's bond market.

 

Puerto Rico debt crisis may cause huge losses

2014-07-23 11:00

Investors holding about $20bn in utility bonds may suffer painful losses as US-based bankruptcy experts try to help Puerto Rico solve its debt problem.

UK's first Islamic bond draws bumper demand

2014-06-25 14:15

Britain has become the first Western country to sell an Islamic bond, drawing orders of more than 10 times the planned issue amount.

UK watchdog fines and bans bond trader

2014-03-20 14:22

Britain's financial watchdog has fined a former Credit Suisse bond trader in its first enforcement action for manipulation of the UK government bond market.

Is now a good time to invest in bonds?

2014-02-03 14:36

Advice for a Fin24 user who is eyeing an investment in the bond unit trust market.

Rand steadies after sharp fall

2013-11-28 09:52

The rand has steadied and should find respite from the closure of US markets for a holiday after being buffeted towards two-week lows overnight.

Growth outlook a threat to rand

2013-11-27 09:53

The rand has been pressured by poor economic growth and foreign off-loading of local bonds and shares, posing a severe risk to currency's stability.

Rand steady on rates decision

2013-11-22 10:03

The rand held steady, supported by a slightly hawkish interest rate statement from the SA Reserve Bank and a slight improvement in electricity supply.

Rand benefits from revised trade data

2013-11-15 09:48

The rand has weakened slightly but was still trading near its firmest level in over a week after a significant revision to trade data.

Rand, government bonds firmer

2013-11-13 18:17

The rand has edged up against the dollar as investors took a breather before a hearing for incoming US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.

Rand steady vs dollar

2013-11-11 09:36

The rand has held steady against the dollar, finding a stable footing after strong US jobs data knocked emerging market assets.

Rand holds steady

2013-11-08 09:35

The rand has steadied against the dollar early on Friday, with investors sitting on the sidelines ahead of key US non-farm payrolls data later in the session.

Rand recovers from 2-month low

2013-11-05 09:08

The rand has made a modest recovery after hitting a two-month low and is expected to trade in a narrow range ahead of US employment data later this week.

Rand weighed down by strike fears

2013-11-04 09:24

The rand has been trading near eight-week lows as fears of a major strike in the platinum sector knocked investor confidence.

Rand, bonds weaker on Fed statement

2013-10-31 09:23

Rand has been weaker after the US Federal Reserve's latest policy statement kept its economic stimulus in place but suggested it may taper it sooner than expected.

Rand weakens slightly, eyes data

2013-10-29 09:36

The rand has weakened against the dollar but stayed within a range as investors waited for local data and looked towards the US Federal Reserve's rate decision.

Rand weighed by mining strike concerns

2013-10-25 09:33

The rand has been pressured by mining strike concerns, which pushed the currency to its lowest level in the trading session.

Rand holds firm within range

2013-10-16 09:44

The rand has firmed against the dollar early, getting a boost from a greenback hurt by the lack of a debt deal out of Washington.

Rand slightly weaker as US shutdown goes on

2013-10-14 09:46

The rand has edged lower against the dollar, but is still trading within a tight band as talks to end the US government shutdown dragged into a third week.

Rand holds firm as US shutdown continues

2013-10-08 09:57

The rand has been slightly stronger against the dollar, in a market driven by greenback weakness linked to a US government closure.

Rand slightly up but strikes limit gains

2013-10-04 10:16

The rand has firmed slightly although worries about labour unrest and a wide current account gap will keep gains in check.

Rand holds steady vs dollar

2013-10-02 09:38

The rand has been steady against the dollar after failing to take advantage of a struggling greenback, following the partial US government shutdown.

Amplats strike to weigh on rand

2013-09-27 09:23

The rand has been stable against the dollar but the start of a strike at Anglo American Platinum's South African operations is likely to drag it lower.

Rand, bonds slightly firmer

2013-09-25 09:49

The rand has been slightly firmer against the dollar but economic data from the US in the coming days may push it weaker.

Nigeria sells first Islamic bond

2013-09-19 13:28

Nigeria's Osun State is offering the country's first Islamic bond, taking a major step towards developing an Islamic finance industry.

Rand softer, import pressure seen

2013-07-29 09:46

The rand has been softer against the dollar, retreating a few cents after data showed a slow down of growth in credit extension to the private sector in June.

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