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February 12, 2013
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  • European companies issue record volume of convertible bonds
    Companies in Europe issued a record number of convertible bonds last month, prompted by rising stock markets and investor concern about the how long the rally will last. "If you are not completely sure how any of these very big issues are going to be resolved, whether short term or long term, or how the market will react to it, then you need to be in converts," said Maxime Perrin of Lombard Odier Investment Managers. Reuters (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Basel III could be delayed in U.S. by impact study
    A possible Senate bill would require a quantitative-impact study before the U.S. implements rules by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Although an actual congressional vote could be difficult to achieve, analysts say legislative pressure on regulators might be enough to dissuade them from Basel III adoption indefinitely. Risk.net (subscription required) (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fed warns of high-yield rally encouraged by monetary policy
    Federal Reserve Governor Jeremy Stein warned that the speculative-grade debt market, which has expanded rapidly largely in response to the central bank's monetary policy, is overheating. "We are seeing a fairly significant pattern of reaching-for-yield behavior emerging in corporate credit," he said. Bloomberg (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Asian regulators tighten oversight of interest-rate setting
    Regulators in Hong Kong, Japan and other Asian financial centers are cracking down on the way key interest rates are determined amid a global investigation into possible manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate and other similar rates. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, for example, is phasing out a few versions of the Hong Kong Interbank Offered Rate. HKMA has also taken away control of rate setting from an industry group. The Wall Street Journal (2/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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