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Even a bond rout can't scare investors away from Indonesia

2017-07-19 12:45

As local-currency bonds in Indonesia have joined the recent global debt selloff, Asset Management companies had a simple strategy: buy more.

City of Cape Town pleased with success of first green bond

2017-07-12 15:57

The auction of the City of Cape Town’s inaugural green bond of R1bn demonstrates the great appetite among investors for sustainable projects, says the mayor.

Banks dump $15bn bonds in India tug-of-war with funds

2017-07-04 12:29

India’s $750bn sovereign-debt market is caught in a tug of war between foreign investors and state-run banks, the biggest holders of the securities.

Slower growth for emerging market bonds in 2nd half of 2017 - analysts

2017-07-02 20:00

The inflow of money into emerging market debt is expected to slow down in the second half of 2017 on the back of tighter monetary policy in the US among other things, say analysts.

How being downgraded has affected countries around the world

2017-05-18 21:00

A research and investment analyst at Glacier by Sanlam explores what impact a sovereign credit ratings downgrade has had on countries around the world.

Banking sector still well capitalised, despite downgrades - analyst

2017-04-25 07:49

South African banks remain well capitalised and the recent downgrades should have a minimal impact on their profit margins, says an analyst.

Zuma curse stalks SA banks as bond sales set to stall

2017-04-13 14:53

Just as things have been starting to look up for South African banks with economic growth and lending poised to rebound, President Jacob Zuma strikes again.

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.

 

UPDATED: Bond investment: Is your portfolio actively involved?

2017-07-14 10:05

Since 2008, government bonds have seen an increase in volatility. James Turp from Absa Active Asset Management considers what roles this asset class should be playing in investors’ portfolios.

Surge in German bond yields triggers fresh rout in global debt

2017-07-06 15:08

The drop in global government bonds have gathered pace, spilling over to equities, as German bond yields climbed to their highest level in 18 months.

Brexit, political strife no deterrent to sterling bond market

2017-07-03 09:45

Brexit, a minority government and an end to central bank asset purchases propping up the bond market have not deterred companies from issuing new debt in the UK’s embattled currency.

Naspers to meet investors in US, UK

2017-06-25 11:12

Naspers will approach investors in the US and UK about a bond issue as it continues its quest to expand its internet businesses.

Downgrades draw attention to SA All Bond Index

2017-05-09 18:00

Despite being well represented in the market, the SA All Bond Index is highly concentrated and dominated by SA Government exposure, explains an expert.

You have options - banks 'don't really want to repossess your home'

2017-04-19 21:00

Home loans, usually one of the biggest monthly expenses, are also becoming a big financial headache for consumers battling to keep up with bond repayments.

No turning point yet for rand, SA assets - researcher

2017-04-07 18:55

Two successive credit ratings downgrades to junk status is unlikely to signal that the worst is over for South Africa and that the rand could regain lost ground, says a researcher at Citi.

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.

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