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.

Faster ECB money-printing excites investors

2015-05-19 16:32

The European Central Bank will accelerate the pace of money printing to buy government bonds over the next two months, one of its top officials say.

SA government bonds fall on Yellen testimony

2015-02-25 11:58

Yields on South African government bonds fell sharply early on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen suggested the Fed would not rush into raising interest rates.

Offshore investors sell SA stocks, buy bonds

2014-11-24 12:04

Offshore investors have sold a net R3.6bn worth of South African stocks, but have bought more than R2bn in bonds, data show.

Africa on course for growing debt issuance

2014-11-13 12:17

Governments and companies in Africa continue debt issuance as investors continue to purchase high yield assets, according to Standard Bank.

US inflation bonds back in vogue

2014-09-02 14:30

US investors are back in the hunt for inflation protection as rising housing costs suggest inflation may finally be waking from its slumber.

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.


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.

Barclays sees headwinds for SA bonds, losses mount

2015-06-01 19:00

South African bonds, enduring the longest monthly losing streak in two years, have some way to fall before enticing buyers, according to Barclays.

Speed of recent European bond selloff is worrying

2015-05-19 11:41

The speed of the recent European government bond market selloff is worrying, says a senior ECB rate setter, he also added that overall the move was a normal correction.

Oil slide fuels more gains in SA bonds

2015-01-13 07:32

SA government bonds have kept up a New Year rally, with yields hitting 19-month lows as the sliding oil price dramatically changes inflation expectations.

Co-applicants and bond cover

2014-11-19 17:36

A Fin24 user is a co-applicant for a home loan and wants to know if both applicants need to take out bond cover.

Bonds hit 7-week low on inflation, budget

2014-10-23 08:34

Yields on South African government bonds have dropped to seven-week lows, pushed down by inflation data and a mini budget that went down well with investors.

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.

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