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.

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.


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.

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.

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