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Bonds

Post Office launches inflation-linked bond

Monday 21st February 2011

The Post Office has expanded its savings range with the launch of a new five-year Inflation Linked Bond offering savers the opportunity of a market-leading return...

There is still value in Corporate Bonds, says L&G

Thursday 10th February 2011

Despite the handicaps of low government yields, compressed credit spreads, peripheral European sovereign risk and an investor base seemingly desperate to re-enter the stock market, investors should keep an eye on the corporate bond market in 2011, says Ben Bennett, Credit Strategist at Legal & General Investment Management...

New inflation multiplier bond on market

Tuesday 14th December 2010

A new retail bond from Royal Bank of Scotland has entered the London Stock Exchange’s Order book for Retail Bonds...

Ecotricity EcoBonds offer ethical investment

Monday 8th November 2010

National Ethical Investment Week is a campaign to ensure that everyone knows that they have green and ethical options when it comes to their finance and investment decisions...

Asian local currency bond market 'little gem'

Thursday 26th August 2010

Investors are underestimating the opportunities for Asian local currency bond markets, according to Rajeev de Mello, Head of Asian Investments at Legg Mason affiliate Western Asset Management...

Fixed-rate bond market competition increases

Tuesday 20th July 2010

The average rate across fixed-rate bonds has dropped by 0.35% over the last three months, according to analysis by moneysupermarket...

Junk bonds ditched by investors at fastest rate for 5 years

Tuesday 16th February 2010

Investors are quitting junk bonds at the fastest rate since September 2005, the Financial Times reports...

Interest rates on gilts to double over decade

Monday 15th February 2010

Interest rates on government bonds will more than double over the next decade. An ageing population and a more unstable economy will combine to lift the cost of borrowing, according to the Barclays Equity Gilt Study...

US government sells USD 16bn of 30-year bonds

Monday 15th February 2010

The US government sold $16 billion of 30-year bonds at a yield of 4.720% last week. This was the highest since August 2007 and was above expectations...

Autonomy to raise GBP 500m with convertible bond

Thursday 11th February 2010

By Mike Jones Cambridge-based software company Autonomy is to issue a £500million convertible bond...

Transnet plans USD 2bn bond sale in US and Europe

Wednesday 10th February 2010

By Mike Jones South African state-owned transport company Transnet plans to sell US $2billion of international debt to help fund infrastructure spending...

RLAM launches Royal London Global Index Linked Fund

Tuesday 9th February 2010

By Mike Jones Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has launched the Royal London Global Index Linked Fund to help investors hedge against potential increases in global inflation and target more attractive yields outside the UK...

Demand for UK bonds eases over threat of hung parliament

Monday 8th February 2010

By Mike Jones The increased possibility of a hung parliament as Conservative poll dominance wanes has led to a cooling in demand for UK bonds...

Kraft plans USD 4bn bond issue to fund Cadbury takeover

Thursday 4th February 2010

US food giant Kraft is reported to be planning a US billion bond sale to help fund its takeover of UK chocolate firm Cadbury...

Manchester United bonds hit by City

Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Manchester United only launched their £500million bond issue a fortnight ago yet already it is among the market’s worst performers this year...

Japan set for 10-year JGB auction

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Japanese government bond futures fell today following last week's one-month peak. The drop came as the Ministry of Finance prepared its 2...

LSE's new retail bond market goes live for private investors

Monday 1st February 2010

By Mike Jones The London Stock Exchange today launched its new electronic Order book for Retail Bonds...

euro and stock markets shaken by Greek bonds issue

Friday 29th January 2010

The euro has taken another tumble and stock markets have been hit once more by fears about Greece's debt problems...

Still healthy demand for UK Government bonds - Treasury

Thursday 28th January 2010

Treasury minister Stephen Timms said there was still a healthy demand for Government bonds, despite Britain's record deficit...

Greece lines up China for euros 25bn bond sale

Wednesday 27th January 2010

Debt-hit Greece is reported to be trying to persuade China to buy up to 25 billion euros of government bonds...

Greece fears ease after 5-year bond sale

Tuesday 26th January 2010

By Mike Jones The Greek economy enjoyed a welcome boost as demand for its first bond issue of the year was three times more than the amount available for purchase...

Manchester United GBP 500m bond issue success

Monday 25th January 2010

By Mike Jones Manchester United have raised £504million through a bond issue. The success means the money will pay off nearly all of the Premier League club's outstanding debts of £509million...

Greece may issue bonds in yen and dollars to tackle budget deficit

Friday 22nd January 2010

Greece may issue bonds in yen and dollars to tackle its worrying budget deficit. The announcement was made by Greek officials to ease fears across Europe and around the world about the state of the country's economy...

Saffron Building Society launches new corporate savings bond

Thursday 21st January 2010

By Mike Jones Saffron Building Society has launched a new, competitive six-month fixed-rate corporate savings bond...

Yield on 10-year Government bonds rises 9 basis points

Wednesday 20th January 2010

The yield on 10-year Government bonds yesterday rose by nine basis points to 4.024% following publication of figures which saw UK inflation record its largest ever increase between two months...

Invesco Perpetual launches Tactical Bond Fund

Tuesday 19th January 2010

By Mike Jones Invesco Perpetual has announced the launch of a new fund, the Invesco Perpetual Tactical Bond Fund, which aims to maximise total return primarily through a flexible allocation to fixed interest securities and cash...

Man United fans urge Alex Ferguson to quit over Glazer bonds

Monday 18th January 2010

By Mike Jones Manchester United fans angry at the US Glazer family's ownership of the club want manager Sir Alex Ferguson to quit in protest...

Indian oil’s dollar bonds soar in trading

Friday 15th January 2010

The price of Indian Oil Corp.’s first overseas USD 500 million bond sale jumped as trading began in Asia after the New Delhi-based company completed the sale...

Nomura recruits 125 to fixed income team

Thursday 14th January 2010

Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest investment bank, is set to recruit 125 investment bankers to its fixed-income teams in Asia outside Japan this year as part of a plan to increase revenue from the region by at least 30 per cent...

AUSD heads for 8-Week high

Wednesday 13th January 2010

Rising employment figures are expected to push the Australian dollar to an eight-week high against the U...