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January 2012

Facebook IPO Near Ready

Facebook IPO Near Ready A new page opens for Facebook Stock market launch is biggest test yet for the social network phenomenon Before lifting his head from his pillow in the morning, Sam Van Dellen reaches for his smartphone, opens Facebook and scrolls through the news headlines and personal updates his friends have posted. “Yay! [...]

Italy Sells 7.5 Billion Euros of Bonds

Italy Sells 7.5 Billion Euros of Bonds Italy Sells 7.5 Billion Euros of Bonds to Cover Year’s Biggest Redemption Italy sold 7.5 billion euros ($9.8 billion) of debt, near the maximum for the auction, with the Treasury’s borrowing costs falling as it prepares for its biggest redemption of the year. The Rome-based Treasury sold 2 [...]

ISIN.com to Launch largest Free ISIN Database in the World

ISIN.com to Launch largest Free ISIN Database in the World New York, NY: In the coming few weeks ISIN.com is set to launch the most comprehensive, free viewing ISIN database found anywhere. More than 9 million identifiers will be added to the database as a start, while several million more will be included through 2012. [...]

Berkshire Plans $1.7 Billion Bond Offering

Berkshire Plans $1.7 Billion Bond Offering Berkshire Plans $1.7 Billion Bond Offering to Refinance Debt Jan. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. plans to issue $1.7 billion of bonds to refinance debt sold to help pay for its acquisition of Burlington Northern Santa Fe. Berkshire, which bought the railroad for $26.5 billion in [...]

Clearwire to Offer 144A Secured Notes

Clearwire to Offer 144A Secured Notes Clearwire Communications LLC to Offer Senior Secured Notes BELLEVUE, Washington (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Clearwire Corporation CLWR +3.70% today announced that its operating subsidiary, Clearwire Communications LLC ("Clearwire Communications"), intends to offer $300 million aggregate principal amount of first-priority senior secured notes (the "Notes"). The Notes will be senior [...]

NACF Global Medium Term Note Programme

NACF Global Medium Term Note Programme National Agricultural Cooperative Federation Announces Consent Solicitation for the Holders of Certain Notes Issued Under Its U.S.$8,000,000,000 Global Medium Term Note Programme SEOUL, KOREA-- National Agricultural Cooperative Federation ("NACF" or the "Company") today announced that it has commenced a solicitation of consents (the "Consent Solicitation") from holders of the [...]

Treasury to sell $155 billion, new CUSIP

Treasury to sell $155 billion, new CUSIP WASHINGTON—The Treasury will sell $155 billion next week in bills and notes. Details of the offerings (all with minimum denominations of $100): Monday: In the usual weekly sale, $29 billion in three-month bills and $27 billion in six-month bills will be sold. The bills will be dated Jan. [...]

Swedish Corporate Debt Surge

Swedish Corporate Debt Surge Corporate Debt to Surge in Sweden as Bank Credit Dries Up Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Sweden’s corporate bond market is poised for a surge this year as companies abandon an “extreme” reliance on bank loans amid stricter capital rules, said Mats Carlsson, who heads the investment bank Pareto Ohman AB. “The [...]

UBS Issuing 3-Year 144A Bond

UBS Issuing 3-Year 144A Bond UBS Issuing Benchmark 3-Year USD Covered Bond Deal Thursday -Source NEW YORK –  UBS AG (UBS) plans to issue a benchmark-size, three-year sale of covered bonds to the U.S. credit markets Thursday, according to a term sheet obtained by Dow JonesNewswires. The bonds, which are guaranteed or "covered" 100% by [...]

RoI Issues Reg S-144A Bond

RoI Issues Reg S-144A Bond RoI pays tiny new issue premium for new 30-year bonds The Republic of Indonesia (RoI) tapped the international bond market for the first time after regaining its investment grade rating in December 2011, as it priced on January 9 a 30-year bond offering amounting to USD1.75 billion. The Reg S [...]

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