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  • Rare sterling supply as Together preps HY refi

    Together Money is preparing to refinance its 2021 high yield bond with a new £385m senior secured issue, the first sterling deal of the year. The storming performance of the euro and dollar markets have meant that, despite the increased post-election appetite for the UK currency, it simply cannot compete on pricing for many issuers.

  • Bonds back on top as Techem changes tack

    High yield bonds are back on top as the capital markets funding tool of choice for leveraged companies. This week, Techem tweaked its loan repricing to add a heavy bond slug and take advantage of near-record low coupons on offer. That sets 2020 up with a very different tone from the past two years, when an ever-growing CLO market meant bonds struggled to compete with loans, writes Owen Sanderson.

  • Asian green bonds build on 2019 momentum

    Green bond volumes reached a record level in 2019 and market participants think the sector is poised for another blow-out year. Korea South-East Power Co (Kosep) and ReNew Power Private gave a further boost to Asia’s growing green bond market this week, selling $750m of notes between them. Morgan Davis reports.

  • How would UK capital markets handle a BoE rate hike?

    A Bank of England rate hike is in no one's short term thinking. But if it happened, it could be dire for the housing market and therefore, for those parts of the capital markets that exist because of it.

  • The power of making a fuss

    As head of BlackRock, the largest asset manager, Larry Fink’s pivot to responsible investing in recent years has been influential.

  • Markets must face up to new deadlines for Libor transition

    Banks should stop issuing loans and bonds linked to Libor by October, according to the Bank of England’s Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates. But the scale of the challenge facing firms, particularly in the loan market, is causing concern.

  • Chinese Christmas present for Aldesa bondholders

    Struggling Spanish construction group Aldesa saw a Christmas bounce in its Caa1-rated bonds, following a December 25 takeover deal and capital injection from China Railway Construction Corporation.

  • From CMBS to high yield Reit: hospital finance saga nears the end

    Bonds in two pre-crisis CMBS deals backed by UK hospitals, are set to be repaid following a bid from Alabama-based Medical Properties Trust for 30 properties backing the deal. The Reit will fund the deal with recently signed high yield bonds, drawing down the curtain on a saga which has seen the ill-fated 2007 CMBS restructured twice in the last five years.