Foreign holdings of SA debt lowest in nearly two years

2019-01-17 14:32

Foreign ownership of South African government debt is declining, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

‘If you want to worry about something, this is it’: Central banks and investors are warning about the $1 trillion boom in 'leveraged loans'

2018-10-19 11:10

The BoE is not alone in being alarmed. Australia’s central bank and the Bank of International Settlements have also noted the soaring use of leveraged loans, which now stand at more than $1 trillion.

Why Eskom bonds should be considered government debt

2018-09-15 07:45

If all R268bn of guaranteed debt landed on the government’s balance sheet, it could raise SA's debt to GDP towards 70%, not the 53% disclosed by the government for 2017, says Nick Smith-Saville.

A R2.1 billion corruption scandal in Argentina is roiling its financial markets

2018-08-09 07:49

Just as Argentina looked poised for a shot at economic recovery, a corruption scandal is roiling the embattled country.

Eskom's return to international markets may come at a premium

2018-07-27 19:08

It won’t be a cheap welcome back into international debt markets for Eskom, says a prominent SA asset manager.

Market rout sends African assets from the rand to bonds reeling

2018-06-29 07:30

The emerging-market sell-off is taking a heavy toll on Africa, with the continent’s bonds and stocks taking a hammering more than those in most other regions.

Tencent to launch online trading platform for Chinese bonds

2018-06-22 14:45

Tencent is joining forces with a finance startup to create a system for over-the-counter bond deals, banking on its appeal to the army of traders that rely on its messaging services.

Sitting tight amid SA bond selloff reaped best emerging market reward

2018-05-14 20:56

In the week that foreign investors dumped the most South African bonds since the financial crisis, those who sat tight reaped the best carry return in emerging markets.

Investors offload Russia as US sanctions spook bond market

2018-04-11 11:43

Russia’s rouble has extended its slump and borrowing costs surged as bond investors offloaded holdings amid a wave of uncertainty created by the latest round of US sanctions.

Fund in Focus: NFB Ci Cautious Fund of Funds

2018-03-15 15:27

This fund aims to provide investors with income and capital growth while maintaining a low risk profile and preserving capital.


Corporate debt crises could come faster and harder in 2019

2018-12-20 20:59

At first glance, 2019 might look like a quiet year for distressed-debt investors, judging by the small list of troubled bonds coming due - but the light schedule could be deceptive.

A spike in 10-year US Treasury yields could trigger a financial crisis to rival the Great Depression

2018-09-17 18:26

The next bear market in the United States is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields.

Orders jump at SA bond sale as investors see value

2018-08-14 20:35

South Africa just had its strongest bond auction since March, a sign investors see value in the country’s debt after a sell-off sparked by Turkey’s currency woes.

Bonds vs. equities: What value do they add to an investment portfolio?

2018-08-07 19:40

Asset managers often disagree, but they agree on one thing: Investors must invest over the long-term.

Foreign money is trickling back into SA's bond market

2018-07-24 06:43

After nearly three months of unabated selling, foreign investors are making a cautious return to South Africa’s bond market.

Bond flight from SA spurs warning of worse to come

2018-06-26 07:53

Foreign investors’ holdings of South African bonds have dropped to the lowest level in over a year following a record sell-off since the beginning of May, and a senior Treasury official says there could be worse to come.

The Dow erases its 2018 gains as Trump moves closer to an all-out trade war with China

2018-06-20 08:52

Global markets shuddered after President Donald Trump threatened hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of tariffs on China, putting the world's largest economies on the brink of a trade war.

Comeback kid Eskom boosts corporate bond sales

2018-04-23 15:27

Eskom’s comeback in the domestic bond market may propel corporate debt sales in South Africa to another record year.

SA bond market hasn't caught Ramaphosa bug

2018-03-23 11:44

It seems it will take more than "Ramaphoria" to spur corporate debt issuers into action.

South Africa sees receptive market for $3bn bond sale

2018-03-13 22:00

South Africa plans to tap international markets for as much as $3bn as the country seeks to take advantage of relatively low rates and strong demand from yield-hungry investors.

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