Persian Gulf Islamic bond sales fell this year, compared with an increase in Asia, highlighting the reluctance of smaller businesses in the region to issue sukuk. To read more and view graph, click here.
Walking to meet friends for a drink at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in bustling downtown Birmingham, Michigan, Cindy Boudreau said she never goes into Detroit except for an occasional Red Wings hockey game. She doesn’t see the point, especially now that the city is bankrupt. To read more, click here.
California, Florida, Texas and New York were the biggest sources of Chapter 11 petitions from businesses listing liabilities of $1 million or more in the second quarter, the same as in the first quarter. To read more and view graph, click here.
The Bloomberg Corporate Bankruptcy Index ended the second quarter of 2013 at a reading of 72, down 3.8 percent from the first quarter and down 42.5 percent from the second quarter of 2012. To read more and view graph, click here.
WHAT TO WATCH: U.S. consumer confidence was probably higher this month than initially estimated, adding to signs the recovery is gaining momentum, 9:55 a.m. Moody’s warned that China may allow its first onshore bond default as local government financing vehicles need to repay a record amount of debt this year. To read more, click here.
NEWS: Japan consumer prices rose the most since 2008 in June. China ordered more than 1,400 companies in 19 industries to cut excess production capacity. Former ECB chief economist Juergen Stark told Handelsblatt there’ll be “a lot of pressure” from France to buy its government bonds, even without applying for a bailout. To read more, click here.
Lyxor Asset Management plans to allocate almost 500 million euros ($660 million) to Japanese long-short equity managers over the rest of the year, according to Jeanne Asseraf-Bitton, global head of cross-asset research. To read more, click here.
Detroit’s bankruptcy is providing a buying opportunity in the city’s $5.4 billion of water and sewer debt as investors bet that bonds trading at the deepest discount since 2011 will get paid in full. To read more, click here.
Banks are selling the least structured notes tied to commodities in nine years as investors shun the securities amid a slowdown in China’s economy and the prospect of the U.S. Federal Reserve winding down stimulus. Global issuance in the first half of the year fell to just over $2 billion, 41 percent lower than the [...]
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