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.

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.


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.

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.

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