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As electronic bond trading takes off, debt sales business may be...

LONDON — With banks’ bond trading desks increasingly going electronic, another of the last bastions of old-school banking — the business of helping companies and countries raise capital — may be about to succumb to the tide of technology.

World Bank says demand for blockchain bond tops expectations

Washington -- The World Bank raised Aus$110 million ($80.9 million) in the first-ever blockchain bond offering following investor demand that exceeded expectations, the global...

Bond giants’ $100-billion bet on growth not paying off amid uncertainties

THE LUMINARIES of high finance have staked more than $100 billion in one of the boldest bond bets of the post-crisis era: That a global economy firing on all cylinders would spur government yields in the West and boost emerging-market credits.

BPI sets up MTN program to raise up to $2 billion

Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has established a dollar-denominated medium-term note (MTN) program to maximize flexibility in raising capital. The MTN program was successfully...

Netflix selling $1.5 billion of junk bonds to finance more shows

Netflix Inc. is tapping junk-bond buyers again to help it fund its next wave of shows. The world’s largest online television network is selling $1.5...

Philippines’ first panda bond sale receives ‘overwhelming demand’

THE GOVERNMENT raised 1.46 billion renminbi (RMB), or about $230 million, on Tuesday, March 20, from its maiden "panda" bond offer, receiving an "overwhelming...

Banks eye global bond offer

INTERNATIONAL BANKS have expressed interest in participating in the Philippines’ planned global bond issuance early next year, the Finance chief said, as the government...

PHL, China sign agreement for maiden panda bond issuance

THE Philippine government and the Bank of China (BOC) on Thursday signed the underwriting agreement of the country’s maiden issuance of $200 million worth...

Gov’t plans Marawi bond sale in January

THE GOVERNMENT plans to sell 20-year bonds in “early January” to raise up to P30 billion to help rebuild war-torn Marawi City, the state...

China’s under-the-radar bond boom may be next risk target as sales...

CHINA’S riskiest borrowers are ramping up sales of short-term dollar debt again, reigniting speculation the authorities will clamp down on what has become a...