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.

Money manager is tired of 'ridiculous' rules for SA bonds

2018-02-27 20:06

South Africa’s biggest specialist fixed-income money manager Futuregrowth Asset Management is fed up with state-owned companies’ lack of disclosure.

JSE warns Steinhoff subsidiary over late financial reports

2018-02-01 14:14

The local stock exchange has warned a subsidiary of Steinhoff that it will suspend trade in its bonds if it does not submit its annual report by the end of February.

Could the 'curve' be warning of a US recession?

2017-12-24 11:06

The US economy may be basking in the glow of solid growth, but economists are nervously eyeing a trend in the bond market that could spell stormy weather ahead.

The risks in chasing higher returns

2017-11-27 12:33

A well-diversified portfolio, which covers all major asset classes, remains the best way to manage risk and return.

SA tests investor appetite with its biggest bond auction yet

2017-11-14 19:32

South Africa’s widening budget deficit is going to cost it. Just how much, the Treasury will find out when it holds its biggest auction yet of local-currency debt.

Euro drops as German vote sinks in, gold retreats

2017-09-25 12:43

Politics have dominated trading, with the euro sliding as Germany’s election result foreshadowed potentially complex political-coalition building.

Winter is coming as post-bond binge angst intensifies

2017-08-15 06:03

It can be hard to know the exact moment of a top but the signs are clearly there, says an expert who’s been buying and selling bonds for more than three decades.

Cell C said to sell R6bn of bonds

2017-07-26 13:28

Cell C plans to raise as much as R6bn from the sale of two bonds as part of its recapitalisation that will enable Blue Label Telecoms to buy a stake.


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.

SA has a timing problem as it weighs eurobond sale

2018-03-03 07:00

South Africa has an opportunity to borrow in international markets at the lowest cost since 2014, capitalising on unprecedented demand for high-yielding African dollar debt. There’s just one problem.

LATEST: Rand slips back over R12/$ again

2018-02-02 11:43

The rand has weakened somewhat, crossing back over the R12/$ threshold on Friday morning.

Investing 101 - getting started

2018-01-29 18:36

Investing is a way to preserve and accumulate wealth, but finance can be overwhelming and intimidating, explains Munozovepi Gwata, founder of Kukura Capital.

UK govt bonds fall after Brexit deal spurs speculation on rate increase

2017-11-29 20:17

Yields surged across the board after negotiators in the UK and the EU reportedly reached an outline deal on the divorce bill that Britain will pay when it leaves the bloc

China's $3.4trn corporate bond market faces rocky 2018

2017-11-23 10:34

China’s deleveraging campaign is finally starting to bite the corporate-bond market, a shift that will make 2018 a clearer test of policy makers’ appetites to let struggling companies fail.

Gigaba took on the bond market and he is losing

2017-10-27 09:33

Benchmark yields have soared as investors digested Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s intention to close a yawning budget gap by flooding the domestic market with an additional R122bn of bonds,.

Junk ratings across Africa, yet bond yields don't show it

2017-08-24 11:32

Every African nation that has sold dollar debt now has at least one junk rating, but it would be hard to tell by looking at the bond market.

Next leg of emerging-bond rally about to start on rate cuts

2017-07-28 08:43

The bond rally across emerging markets may get fresh legs, as pressure is growing on central banks in developing nations to cut interest rates more aggressively as inflation eases.

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.

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