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Greece to reopen 3-,5-year bonds, exchange them for T-bills ATHENS: Greece said on Wednesday it will reopen its recent 3- and 5-year bonds and top them up by about 1.0 billion euros on Sept. 11, accepting existing T-bills as payment.The bond exchange offer will start at 0600 London time (0500 GMT) and end at 1700 (1600 GMT), based on a filing on the Athens stock exchange. Alpha Bank, Eurobank, National Bank and Piraeus Bank will be the dealer managers.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Ana Botin steps into spotlight as Santander new boss MADRID: Ana Patricia Botin has been schooled for decades to replace her father Emilio Botin at the helm of Santander, ensuring that Spain's banking dynasty will remain in charge of the euro zone's biggest bank. Santander's board of directors unanimously appointed Ana Botin as chairwoman on Wednesday, a day after her father died of a heart attack at 79, making her the fourth generation of Botins to run the bank. Botin, who is 54, is ...

Ghana tests investor interest for US dollar 11.5-year bond LONDON: The Republic of Ghana has released initial price thoughts on an 11.5-year US dollar benchmark bond at 8.5% area, according to a lead.Ghana (B2/B/B/ all negative) is completing its investor roadshow in Los Angeles today, after meeting investors in Europe and London last week. Barclays, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered are arranging the bond, which is expected to price on Thursday.Copyright Reuters, 2014

Canada housing party plays on as world warns of risk TORONTO: Jeff Lowry and his family left a sedate housing market in Tennessee last year and moved to Canada in the midst of a housing boom, where bidding wars and soaring prices were an unpleasant reminder of his American roots.Trading in his suburban home outside Nashville for a smaller $600,000 house in Waterdown, Ontario, about 40 miles outside of Toronto, the 39-year-old regional manager wonders if he's just bought into another bubble."Obviously it is risky, ...

UK 30-year gilt yield hits 4-week high on Scotland polls LONDON: British 30-year government bond yields hit their highest level in almost a month on Wednesday, driven higher by more speculation about the prospect of Scottish independence and the possibility of interest rate hikes early next year.The 30-year gilt yield peaked at 3.197 percent, its highest level since Aug. 13, shortly after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney repeated to lawmakers that the point at which interest rates will need to rise had moved closer. ...

Sharjah draws massive demand for debut $750mn sukuk issue DUBAI: The emirate of Sharjah attracted massive demand at its first international debt sale on Wednesday, drawing investor orders worth more than ten times the $750 million issue. The strong interest in the issue of ten-year Islamic bonds reflected both investors' hunger for new Gulf issuers, and the view that oil-rich Abu Dhabi, the biggest of the seven members of the United Arab Emirates, will support the others if needed. "The demand is a reflection ...

Bond yields rise on supply, expectations for hawkish Fed NEW YORK: US Treasuries yields rose on Wednesday, with benchmark and longer-dated yields rising the most, after traders sold the debt to make way for new supply and continued to anticipate a more hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve next week.Benchmark 10-year yields remained at their highest in over a month, while 30-year yields remained at their highest in just under a month as traders awaited U.S. Treasury auctions of $21 billion of 10-year notes ...


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