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    Structured Notes, Feb. 21 Edition

    Libor-tied note sales surge in February in the U.S. on the strength  of a $250 million offering from Morgan Stanley. Check out our front page this week.


    Multinational Medical Device Manufacturers Face Stiff Local Competition in China

    by Michael Manns, Senior Equity Analyst & Jason McGorman, Equity Analyst, Bloomberg Industries China is now the world‘s second largest market for medical equipment, behind the U.S. Hospitals have purchased imaging and diagnostic equipment in compliance with the 2009 health reform that included a $124 billion stimulus package to build medical clinics in every village [...]


    Dodd-Frank Costs More Than Triple, GAO Says

    The cost to implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act more than tripled at four regulators in 2012 from 2011, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report. Click here to continue reading.


    Morgan Stanley Climbs to #1 in U.S. Issuance for January

    Here’s our page 1 this week for Structured Notes — Morgan Stanley is the No. 1 issuer in the U.S. for the first time since August 2011, Incapital sues employees they say resigned after stealing proprietary secrets, and Swapnil Pawar talks about why he’s bullish on the India market.


    Air Lease to Issue $500 Mln-$1 Bln Bonds Annually

    Air Lease expects to issue $500 million to $1 billion of new debt annually to help pay for the almost $1.5 billion a year in aircraft acquisition commitments it has scheduled. It will mainly target unsecured fixed-rate debt. Click here to read more


    Pfizer’s Xeljanz Has Strong Launch in Arthritis, May See Greater than Expected First-Line Use

    Pfizer’s novel rheumatoid arthritis drug (RA) Xeljanz has had a strong launch in the U.S. Initial analysis of prescription data from Symphony Health Solutions suggests that Xeljanz use will not be limited to patients who have an inadequate response to TNF inhibitors, which currently dominate the market. Additional data on a higher dose and use [...]


    Small-Company Exchange Calls for Lenient Rules

    Small firms would benefit from more lenient regulation — including less financial disclosure — according to a plan for a new small-company stock exchange that a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission panel put forward last week, the panel’s chairman said. Click here to continue reading.


    Structured Notes: Equity-Tied Notes Dominate Sales

    Will there be a “great rotation” out of credit into equity, and how will that play out in the structured note industry? Our lead story this week is on our front page, which you can view here.


    Texas School Finances Ruled Unconstitutional

    Texas’s school-finance system is unconstitutional because it falls short of the state’s obligation to provide an adequate and equitable public education to all children, a judge ruled. “Read more>>”


    BlackRock Joins PNC in Seeing Value in CLOs

      BlackRock and PNC Financial Services view CLOs as offering some of the best value in the credit markets after securitized debt rallied last year. Click here to continue reading.


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