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Caught out

While for a majority of bonds, volatility is "just" a bad moment to pass while waiting for maturity, for some of them it can lead to the ultimate bond risk: default. With such a scenario, how should investors position themselves?

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Nowhere to hide

Markets are under pressure, there’s nowhere to hide. Is there more to come? Check out Catherine Reichlin's views in this week's Bond Moment.

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Fashion victim

Chile is a victim of its own success : its bonds have fallen. Is the country's solvency at risk? Let Catherine Reichlin tell you what's happening.

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Fragmented ESG market

ESG bond funds that do not hold any ESG-labelled funds, China entering the exclusion list of an historical manager and the deterioration of governance in Turkey raising the debate on the country's compatibility with responsible investment are all questions currently being asked in the ESG markets. In this week's Bond Moment, Catherine Reichlin tells us more about the fragmentation of the ESG market.

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No one is an island

In some cases, distance cannot make us immune. Australian sovereign bond prices have been falling for several sessions lead with the belief that the current monetary policy tightening will be the most aggressive since the 1980s. Listen to Catherine Reichlin's analysis to find out more.

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The return of Godot

After a decade of unconventional monetary policy and negative interest rates, the exit of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine have revived inflation that was to be gone forever. What does this mean for the bond markets?

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Beginning of the end

Sri Lanka suspends servicing its foreign debt and seeks IMF support. After 20 years without an Asian country defaulting, what factors led the country into this position? In this week's Bond Moment, Catherine Reichlin, our head of Financial Research, gives us her analysis of the situation.

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Save Rhino

Have you ever heard of the "rhino bond", the first Wildlife Conservation Bond issued by the World Bank? Let Catherine Reichlin, our head of Financial Research, tell you all about the functionning of this promising innovation in the bond market.

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Bond tachycardia

For quite some time, bond markets looked dull but not anymore... Bond markets are under pressure. The fall is worst than during the financial crisis. Where will it stop?

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Sustainability Bonds Update

This week, Catherine Reichlin gives us an update on the topic of sustainability bonds through the example of Chile, one of the first nations to strongly adopt this bond format. What's the outcome, how does the market react to this trend?

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China is no exception

While Chinese bonds started the year on the front foot, they have finally been caught up in the turmoil of the bond markets. Sanctions on Russia impact Chinese bonds. How come?

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A cheque for the sheikh?

ESG litigation is rising. Are bond issuers at risk? Catherine Reichlin uses the example of Abu Dhabi who is planning on issuing a Green Bond soon to illustrate her point of view.

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The tree that can hide the forest

High volatility; geopolitical risks; falling markets... where can investors hide? Listen to Catherine Reichlin's Bond Moment to discover her point of view.

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The end of negative interest rates

The ECB has started to end of "paying to lend", in other words, negative interests. What does that mean for investors and how does that change behaviours? Catherine Reichlin discusses it in her Bond Moment.

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Costa's Portugal, what to expect?

Portugal seems to be solidifying an already stable situation, listen to Catherine Reichlin's update in this week's Bond Moment.

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Green Kiss

What are the priorities for high yield investors? Sustainability or credit credibility and remuneration? And on the issuer side, is the approach opportunistic or does it demonstrate a real commitment to sustainability? Listen to Catherine Reichlin as she explores the issue of sustainable bonds in the speculative debt market.

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Hostage situation

Fixed-income markets are under pressure. Where can investors hide? Listen to Catherine Reichlin's Bond Moment for her point of view on this matter.

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Green camouflage

Greenwashing. How can we avoid it? Are green bonds "good enough"? Catherine Reichlin illustrates this case with the latest bond issued by Hong Kong airport.

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Le ventourne finira par tourner

Ces dernières années, les pays émergents européens ont bénéficié de l’environnement de rendements négatifs. Ces conditions de marché inédites ne seraient-elles pas sur le point de toucher à leur fin avec les craintes croissantes sur l’inflation ?

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Le Géant Vert

Catherine Reichlin évoque aujourd'hui l'arrivée tant attendue de l'Union Européenne sur le marché de l'obligation verte. Comment le marché a-t-il répondu à ce nouvel acteur? Ecoutez son Bond Moment pour en savoir plus.