Transition Bonds – Helping Polluters Turn Green

As a supplement to our 16th July article on Green Bonds, we introduce a relatively new concept that's fast gaining traction in the 'green' credit field - transition bonds. What are transition bonds and who issues them? A new class of bonds, transition bonds, are aimed...

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Green Bonds – Everything You Need to Know

What are green bonds? Green bonds are different from conventional bonds in their use of proceeds - they are to be exclusively used towards financing or re-financing ‘green’ projects, such as to develop renewable energy technologies or to mitigate climate changes. In...

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Dovish Central Banks Drive Up Demand for HY Bonds

While the month of May saw bond investors flock to safer assets amid trade tensions, June was characterized by a return to riskier assets on the back of a dovish stance by major central banks. The Fed signaled a possibility of a rate cut during the FOMC meeting on...

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Market Predicts 100% Chance of a Rate Cut in July

Despite the Federal Open Market Committee voting 9-1 to keep the benchmark interest rate in a target range between 2.25 and 2.5%, traders in the fed funds futures markets came in with big bets on the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates aggressively in the months...

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Turkey’s Bonds Fall After Moody’s Rating Downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the Government of Turkey’s long-term issuer ratings from Ba3 to B1 late last week. The rating agency also downgraded the senior unsecured bond ratings of Hazine Mustesarligi Varlik Kiralama, the wholly owned SPV through which the...

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