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.

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.


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.

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.

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