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Wednesday 23rd April 2014

China data damp market mood

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014

French ‘time-bomb’ can be safely defused

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Tencent $2.5bn bond sale defies tech gloom

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014

China data damp market mood

Bourses open higher echoing a buoyant session in the US, but pare gains after HSBC ‘flash’ PMI suggests China factory activity still stalling

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

French ‘time-bomb’ can be safely defused

Breathing space offered by France’s favourable sovereign funding environment creates scope for a gradual restructuring process

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Tencent $2.5bn bond sale defies tech gloom

Online gaming group’s deal is part of medium-term notes programme established earlier this month, and is split into three-year and five-year tranches

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

China to become top corn importer in 2020

Country’s rising dominance as a buyer as well as its presence as a trader in grains will increase its influence in global agribusiness sector

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Post-Easter bond market sales hot up

Bankers are gearing up for a busy post-Easter bond issuance splurge from companies eager to lock in cheap, longer-term financing while rates remain low

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AB Foods heads FTSE after Primark move

Corporate news sets pace at both top and bottom of European equity markets, leaving most of the region’s indices looking a little flat

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Russian bank launches post-Crimea bond

The bond issue could indicate a thawing in Russia’s debt capital markets, largely put on hold as global political discord over Ukraine escalates

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Numericable eyes record €8.5bn junk sale

Demand for offering was said to be strong enough for telecoms operator to increase the size of the sale from €6bn, say people familiar with the matter

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

US corporate bonds outshine juicier junk

Debt sold by companies with high credit quality is outperforming paper issued by junk-rated peers, with gains coming mainly from longer dated bonds

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Slow start to swaps trading revolution

The changes, dating from mid-February, moved the trade in over-the-counter derivatives on to so-called swap execution facilities, or Sefs