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Argentina readies talks with mediator over debt default

New York - Argentine representatives hold talks with a court-appointed arbiter in New York on Monday hoping to resolve an impasse over debt payments to hedge funds as the country faces possible default.
In the Media by Sonia Avalos (AFP)

Greece's short-term debt rates drop after bond issue

Athens - Greece's short-term borrowing costs tumbled on Tuesday, days after the crisis-hit country returned to medium-term international bond markets for the first time for four years. Athens paid 2.75 percent interest on 1.625 billion euros ($2.
In the Media by AFP

Altice, Numericable plan 10-bn bond sale to fund SFR buy

Paris - French telecom operator Numericable and its parent company Altice said Monday they are planning to issue more than 10 billion euros ($13.8 billion) of bonds to fund their acquisition of SFR.
In the Media by AFP

Greece to issue more bonds after sale success

Athens - Greece will issue more bonds after last week's successful five-year debt sale that ended a four-year drought, the head of the debt agency said Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Italy's borrowing cost at record low on 12-month bonds

Rome - Italy raised 7.5 billion euros ($10.4 billion) on Thursday in a sale of 12-month bonds with the rate falling to a record low of 0.589 percent, the Bank of Italy said.The rate at a similar auction on March 12 was 0.
In the Media by AFP

Greece set for milestone return to bond markets

Athens - Greece was set on Thursday for a milestone return to bond markets with a five-year debt sale which also sends a major signal that the eurozone debt crisis is fading.
In the Media by John Hadoulis (AFP)

Booby-trapped car explodes outside Bank of Greece

Athens - A booby-trapped car exploded outside the Bank of Greece in central Athens Thursday but no one was injured in the blast, police said, as Greece was set to return to the debt markets after a four-year absence.
In the Media by AFP

Greece raises 1.3 bn amid bond speculation

Athens - Greece on Tuesday raised 1.3 billion euros ($1.8 billion) with a sale of six-month treasury bills, and looked set to return soon to borrowing for longer periods after being frozen out for four years."Total bids reached 3.
In the Media by AFP

Greece in 'no hurry' on bond issue

Athens - Greece is in "no hurry" to tap markets with a five-year bond sale which reports said could come as early as this week, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said on Monday.“There is no hurry.
In the Media by AFP

Banking mogul Diamond to help Zimbabwe tap bond market

Harare - Former Barclays chief Bob Diamond will help Zimbabwe tap much-needed international investment through a 150 million eurobond, the country's finance minister said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

Greece to return to markets for medium-term loans by June

Athens - Greece, fighting to emerge from bailouts which began in 2010, will try to return to borrowing normally on the medium-term debt mark by June, Greek press reports said on Wednesday citing the finance minister.
In the Media by AFP

US, Dutch try to deposit billions in fake bonds in Vatican bank

Rome - Vatican police on Saturday apprehended an American and a Dutch man who were trying to deposit billions of euros and US dollars in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.
In the Media by AFP

Puerto Rico dodges debt bullet

Washington - Debt-laden Puerto Rico successfully issued $3.5 billion worth of bonds Tuesday in an effort to stave off default long enough for the US territory to right its finances.But the fresh fundraising came at a high cost, with the bonds sold at a yield of 8.7...
In the Media by AFP

China's first corporate default sparks legal action: lawyer

Shenzhen - China's first-ever default on a domestic corporate bond, expected Friday, has sparked legal action by investors owed interest payments from a solar company, their lawyer said.Shanghai-based Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology Co.
In the Media by AFP

C$ firms a tad as risk aversion eases

The Canadian dollar firmed slightly on Tuesday as comments from Russia's president that he saw no need to use military force in Crimea for now helped take some of the risk aversion out of the market.
In the Media by Leah Schnurr (Reuters)

Canada dollar weakens as Ukraine jitters lift greenback

The Canadian dollar weakened on Monday as safe-haven buying of the greenback increased as Russian President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Crimea region.
In the Media by Leah Schnurr (Reuters)

Second best year for Norway's sovereign wealth fund

Oslo - Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, reported last year the second best performance of its history, the country's central bank said Friday, virtually making every Norwegian a millionaire.The so-called oil fund is fed by the state's...
In the Media by AFP

Russia 'not obliged' to disburse Ukraine funds: minister

Moscow - Russia has no legal obligation to disburse further tranches of a $15 billion bailout for Ukraine agreed last year with ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, a Russian minister warned on Tuesday.Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed the bailout to save ...
In the Media by AFP

Argentina appeals bonds case to U.S. Supreme Court

Washington - Argentina said Tuesday it had appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court against a lower court order to pay off hedge fund investors in its bonds, arguing that order violated its sovereignty; taking its two-year battle against the investors.
In the Media by AFP

Italian borrowing costs drop to eight-year low

Rome - Italy's borrowing costs dropped to an eight-year low on Monday, after rating agency's Moody's raised outlook and as the country awaited a new, reform-driven government.On Friday, Moody's raised the outlook for the Italian economy from negative to stabl...
In the Media by Jean Baptiste OUBRIER (AFP)

Portugal sails through 10-year bond issue

Paris - Portugal took a big step towards emerging from its bailout and borrowing normally to finance its budget, with a successful 10-year bond issue on Tuesday.The debt management agency said it raised 3.0 billion euros ($4.1 billion) amid strong demand of 9....
In the Media by Brigitte HAGEMANN (AFP)

Portugal 'sails through 10-year bond issue'

Paris - Portugal took a big step towards shedding its bailout clothes and borrowing normally to finance its budget, with a successful 10-year bond issue on Tuesday.The debt management agency raised 3.0 billion euros ($4.1 billion) amid strong demand of 9.5 bil...
In the Media by AFP

Portugal to test market with 10-year bond issue  

Lisbon - Portugal is preparing an issue of 10-year bonds, the state debt management agency said Monday, in what will be a key test of whether it can cleanly exit its bailout in May.
In the Media by AFP

Crisis-hit Portugal 'to issue new bonds in market test'

Lisbon - Portugal is preparing to issue a 10-year bond for the first time since May, in what would be a major market test for the crisis-hit country, a weekly magazine reported Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Germany sends ECB's anti-crisis measure to EU Court

Frankfurt - Germany's top court voiced doubts Friday about the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme, credited with calming the eurozone crisis, and sent the case to the European Court of Justice.
In the Media by Simon Morgan (AFP)

Slovenia tests investors in UK and US ahead of bond issue

Ljubljana - Slovenia launched an investor road show in London on Tuesday to check interest for a first bond issues after recapitalising its banks and avoiding a bailout in December.
In the Media by AFP

Spain exceeds target in bond auction, 3-yr rate hits record low

Madrid - Spain easily raised more funds from debt markets on Thursday, with yields falling including to a euro-era record low on three-year bonds, amid strong demand from investors.With demand nearly double the 4.5-5.5 billion euros ($6.1-$7.
In the Media by AFP

Jefferson County, Alabama Sets Record with Chapter 9 Bankruptcy

Birmingham - Jefferson County, Alabama declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history this week. The debt stems from an upgraded sewer system.
In the Media by John Dewar Gleissner - 1 comment

Op-Ed: US Dollar, Bonds to Benefit from Debt Downgrade

In the short term, both the US dollar and US Treasury bonds may actually benefit from the downgrade of the US debt and react to panic buying.
In the Media by Sam Vaknin

US debt tops $14 trillion, climbs $1 trillion in just six months

In a worrying sign that US government spending is untempered and that the real prospect of a US default looms ahead of debates on raising the credit ceiling, US debt figures climbed above the $14 trillion mark.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments
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