Why investors in emerging-market bonds are so attuned to political risk

PAULO GUEDES might not be your first-choice brother-in-law. He is a close adviser to Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s populist president-elect, who is wistful for military rule. But if you invest in emerging-market government bonds, Mr Guedes is the sort of person you might want as economy minister, the post he will take up on January 1st. […]

US sanctions & protectionism strengthen bonds between Russia and China

Energy ties between China and Russia will see deeper development as the neighboring countries are planning to jointly work on the Arctic shelf projects, according to Igor Sechin, CEO of Russia’s biggest oil company Rosneft. “New growth points in Russian-Chinese cooperation could be joint development of the oil and gas resources on the shelves of […]

Kate Middleton and Prince Philip’s ‘unexpectedly rich bonds’ revealed by expert

Kate Middleton and Prince Philip are both members of the Royal Family. Though they are two generations apart, the two have a close bond, according to a body language expert. She claimed the pair are “perfect partner(s) in crime”. Judi James told Express.co.uk: “These delightful poses suggest unexpectedly rich bonds between Kate and Prince Philip […]

Factor-based investing spreads from stocks to bonds

COMPARED with equity investing, bond investing can seem stuck in the dark ages. As hedge funds and asset managers use whizzy algorithms to trade shares automatically, bond-fund managers still often call traders by phone. So when new investing strategies do arise, they make an even bigger splash. “Factor” investing is the latest example. This is […]

Why the largest group of American corporate bonds is a notch above junk

BY HIS own account Christopher Hitchens, an author who died in 2011, was a poor student. He left Oxford with a third-class degree. This was not for want of ability. Hitchens would become a prolific essayist and fearsome debater. Rather, it was a choice. His tutors warned him about neglecting his studies. But he preferred […]