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Junk by name, junk by nature?

ALLY SELBY  |  THURSDAY, 30 APR 2020
Junk bonds, despite the unfortunate name, aren't the trash of the investment world, although in the current uncertain environment they sure could be. These credit products are issued by governments and companies, and offer higher rates of return ...

Property giant kicks off capital raise

ALLY SELBY  |  MONDAY, 27 APR 2020
A $38.9 billion ASX-listed real estate portfolio manager is set to bolster its balance sheet with a multi-million dollar institutional placement, as it moves to better withstand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the $275 million institutional ...

COVID-19 will bite into credit ratings

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 27 APR 2020
Nothing focuses the mind as the choice between life and death. This choice has been thrust onto Planet Earth's population by the coronavirus pandemic. So much so, that men, women and children of the world are giving up - willingly or grudgingly ...

Telstra issues 10-year bond

ALLY SELBY  |  FRIDAY, 17 APR 2020
... strengthening its strong liquidity position during a volatile period in global financial markets," Telstra said. Both S&P and Moody's have recently reaffirmed the company's credit rating at A- (stable) and A2 (stable) respectively. "Telstra's continued ...

The shape of recovery

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 3 APR 2020
... and what shape it might take; a U, a V or as some think, maybe even the Nike swoosh tick. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, likens his forecast to the Nike swoosh rather than a V- or U-shaped rebound. Zandi said US output could plunge ...

Moody's downgrades AMP

ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 MAR 2020
International ratings agency Moody's has downgraded AMP Group, AMP Bank and AMP Life. AMP Group, AMP Bank and AMP Life were all downgraded from A2 to A3 and remains under review for downgrade. AMP Life's insurance financial strength rating was ...

Moody's to give free research

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 11 MAR 2020
Moody's have announced it is offering free research and views on the credit and economic impact of the coronavirus. It has launched a dedicated website that will be updated on an ongoing basis, bringing together insights from across the company, providing ...

Global stocks plunge as COVID-19 fear accelerates, oil crashes

ALLY SELBY  |  TUESDAY, 10 MAR 2020
Global markets, already feeling the burn from the spreading COVID-19 virus, have tumbled further, after Saudi Arabia sparked an oil price war which saw oil futures plunge more than 30%. Nearly $140 billion was wiped from the S&P/ASX 200 yesterday, as ...

Rising tensions to weigh on markets: Moody's

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 6 JAN 2020
... strike in Iraq, which killed Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani, has caused concerns over the effect on global markets. Moody's most recent Credit Outlook report said the US attacks in Iraq have significantly escalated regional geopolitical risk ...

First green bond ETF listed

ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 29 NOV 2019
BetaShares has listed the first Diversified Bond ETF in Australia with a significant allocation to green bonds. The Sustainability Leaders Diversified Bond ETF - Currency Hedged (GBND) will track an index of green bonds issued by companies and governments ...