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Bond traders close out year with 1% in sight

TREASURY traders are buzzing about 1% yields again, with all eyes on whether a massive slate of auctions next week and two key US Senate runoff elections in early January could get them there.

Asian credit funds say junk bonds will be key in 2021

WHEN global bond markets dipped in February, fund manager John Stover dove in, predicting a rebound, only to watch prices collapse as the coronavirus pandemic raged on. Mr. Stover kept buying.

Rates of T-bills, bonds to move sideways on inflation outlook

RATES of government securities on offer this week may end flat or inch higher as investors expect inflation to remain benign and as US Treasury yields rise further.

Further monetary stimulus may boost peso, push up bond yields

THE CENTRAL BANK may adjust monetary policy further to support the government’s limited fiscal space and strong balance of payments (BoP) position, Nomura said in a report, but this would result in loose liquidity, a stronger peso and slightly higher government bond yields.

Corporate bonds more than doubled since 2016

BONDS issued by private companies jumped 126% to P1.48 trillion as of August from its level in 2016 according to the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. (PDEx), indicating that the capital market has posted a steady growth, led by the financial sector.

Red flag waves as demand wanes at Southeast Asia bond auctions

Waning demand at recent debt sales suggests next quarter is going to be a difficult one for Southeast Asian bonds.

Puregold eyes bond issuance of up to P12-billion for store expansion

Grocery operator Puregold Price Club, Inc. is looking to offer up to P12-billion in bonds to generate funds for its store expansion. The company told...

Peso set to stumble with drop in foreign bond sales

Philippine borrowers are looking to raise fewer bonds overseas in the coming months, taking away a pillar of strength for the peso. The peso led...

‘Follow the Fed’ rally may soon fizzle across bond markets

A breakneck rally across bond markets may slow as traders come to grips with the notion that the Federal Reserve’s support isn’t unconditional.

The old 60-40 formula for stocks and bonds has run into...

A precipitous slide in Treasury yields is calling into question one of the world’s most popular investment strategies.

Time to get picky as emerging-market traders question rally

Emerging-market investors are getting selective even after bonds, stocks and currencies kicked off the second half of the year on a high note.

Stimulus addiction grows as risk in emerging markets

Emerging-market (EM) inflation is dormant even as governments and policy makers hurl money into the economy. Investors shouldn’t count on it staying that way.

RCBC raises P7.05 billion from bonds

RIZAL COMMERCIAL Banking Corp. (RCBC) raised P7.05 billion via its latest bond offer, which was more than twice oversubscribed. RCBC said in a statement that...

PHL catastrophe bonds attract strong demand

THE CATASTROPHE-LINKED bonds (CAT) the government launched on Monday through the World Bank was met with strong interest from investors as it served as a diversifier to the pool of such securities in the market, top officials said.

Recovery signs turn Korean bonds into Asia’s worst performer in Oct.

INVESTORS MAY have flocked to South Korean bonds this year, but signs of an economic recovery and the potential for record debt sales saw them end last month as Asia’s worst performer.

Asia’s red-hot bond funds raising risks for investors

AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR financial product in Asia that invests in bonds is coming under greater scrutiny as concerns about risks to individual investors mount.

Choosing the right mutual fund for you

Among the easiest and most affordable ways to begin one’s journey towards financial wellness is through mutual funds. As an investment vehicle well-suited to...

Three-year bonds may fetch lower rates

THREE-YEAR Treasury bonds (T-bond) on offer tomorrow will likely fetch lower rates amid strong demand and following the speech of US Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell over the weekend.

Foreign investors turned net buyers of Asian bonds

FOREIGNERS TURNED net buyers of Asian bonds in February, however the flows were uneven as political uncertainty in parts of the region dampened optimism that the United States and China were inching toward a trade deal.

ADB raises P5.22B via peso bonds for PHL projects

THE ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) raised over P5 billion in local currency bonds offered to foreign investors, with the funds meant to support projects in the Philippines.

PHL bond market grows in Q2

THE Philippine bond market continued to expand in the second quarter even as yields surged as a result of successive rate hikes by the central bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said.

ALI plans to raise up to P8 billion from bond issuance

Ayala Land, Inc. plans to raise P8 billion by issuing fixed rate retail bonds with a maturity of five years and to be listed...

Government fully awards five-year Treasury bonds worth P15 billion

THE GOVERNMENT fully awarded P15 billion worth of five-year re-issued Treasury bonds (T-bonds) on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The yields climbed to 5.902%, from 5.592% in...

The 1% threat in Japan that has global bond markets on...

With investor attention firmly on the spike in the Japanese 10-year yield this week, officials at the US Treasury and France’s Agence France Trésor,...

Government rejects all bids for 20-year Treasury bonds

The government opted to fully reject all bids on the reissued 20-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) it offered on Tuesday as the market preference is...

BSP simplifies rules for banks’ bond floats

THE CENTRAL BANK has simplified rules for lenders issuing bonds to raise additional capital, its chief said, which is expected to replace long-term note offerings.

Asia is hunting ground as bond funds see bargains in EM...

The sell-off in emerging markets is prompting some global money managers to hunt for bargains in Asian bonds and currencies. The rout set off by...

Government rejects all tenders for reissued seven-year bonds

The government decided to reject all bids on the reissued seven-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) it offered on Tuesday, July 17, as investors demanded higher...

Government plans to raise up to P40 billion from Marawi bond...

THE DEPARTMENT of Finance (DoF) is eyeing to float about P40 billion worth of bonds for the five-year rehabilitation of Marawi city. Finance Secretary Carlos...

Moody’s expects sovereign green bond issuance to accelerate

By Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Sovereign green bond issuance is seen to pick up pace, as governments promote sustainable policy agendas and encourage...

Asian dollar bond buyers brace for grim year as losses mount

Investors in Asian dollar bonds, who just suffered the biggest first-half loss in five years, see little chance of a recovery any time soon. Cash-starved...

Government rejects all tenders for reissued 10-year Treasury bonds

The government decided to reject all bids on the reissued 10-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) it offered on Tuesday, July 3, as investors demanded higher...

Gov’t rejects all tenders for T-bonds as rates rise

THE BUREAU of the Treasury (BTr) rejected all bids for the five-year bonds it offered on Tuesday as the market sought higher rates due to expectations of more policy adjustments from the local central bank.

Treasury bills, bonds likely to fetch higher rates

GOVERNMENT SECURITIES on offer this week will likely fetch higher yields amid likely tepid demand from investors following a fresh interest rate hike by the local central bank.

Petron keeps top credit rating for P20-B bonds

PETRON CORP. maintained the highest credit rating for its P20-billion outstanding bonds, a local debt watcher said.

Banks see strong demand for PHL ‘samurai’ bonds

TOP JAPANESE banks have expressed their interest in participating in the Philippines’ return to the yen debt market following a meeting with the Finance department in Tokyo.

Gov’t partially awards seven-year bonds

THE GOVERNMENT made a partial award of reissued seven-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) on Tuesday even as the rate inched higher as concerns on inflation lingered ahead of the policy meeting of the US central bank.

Seven-year T-bonds to fetch higher rates

YIELDS on reissued Treasury bonds (T-bonds) on offer today will likely pick up ahead of the policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve.

Gov’t raises P4 billion via bonds

THE GOVERNMENT partially awarded the 10-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) it offered on Tuesday, with yields continuing to rise, as the market still prefer short-dated...

The right way to gain financial security

Considering the economic climate today, saving money is not enough to be financially secured. Saving alone can derail one’s financial goal. The right way...

Bonds partially awarded

THE GOVERNMENT made a partial award of the seven-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) it offered on Wednesday as yields continued to rise amid with expectations...

SMC to issue P10-billion fixed rate notes

San Miguel Corp. (SMC) looks to raise P10 billion from the issuance of fixed rate notes due 2020 fo refinancing existing debt and to...

Government raises P10 billion from reissued three-year bonds

The government made a full award of reissued three-year Treasury bonds (T-bonds) on Tuesday, May 8. At Tuesday’s auction, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr)...

NLEX Corp files for P25-billion shelf registration

A tollway unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) plans to raise P25 billion through the issuance of fixed rate bonds, with P6 billion...