from Global Investing:

Red year for emerging bonds

November 18, 2013

What a dire year for emerging debt. According to JPMorgan, which runs the most widely run emerging bond indices, 2013 is likely to be the first year since 2008 that all three main emerging bond benchmarks end the year in the red.

from Global Investing:

September’s bond bonanza

September 16, 2013

What a half-month it has been for bond issuance! As we wrote here, many borrowers  -- corporate and sovereign;  from emerging markets and developed  -- have seen  this period as a last-chance saloon of sorts to raise money on global capital markets before the Fed starts to cut off the supply of free cash.

from Global Investing:

Bond investors’ pre-budget optimism in India

February 18, 2013

Ten-year Indian bond yields have fallen 30 basis points this year alone and many forecast the gains will extend further. It all depends on two things though -- the Feb 28 budget of which great things are expected, and second, the March 19 central bank meeting. The latter potentially could see the RBI, arguably the world's most hawkish central bank, finally turn dovish.

from Global Investing:

Emerging EU and the end of “naked” CDS

October 16, 2012

JP Morgan has an interesting take on the stupendous recent rally in the credit default swaps (CDS) of countries such as Poland and Hungary which are considered emerging markets, yet are members of the European Union. Analysts at the bank link the moves to the EU's upcoming ban on "naked" sovereign CDS trades -- trade in CDS by investors who don't have ownership of the underlying government debt. The ban which comes into effect on Nov. 1, was brought in during 2010 after EU politicians alleged that hedge funds short-selling Greek CDS had exacerbated the crisis.

from The Great Debate:

On Wall Street, big paychecks do not replace corporate culture

By Shideh Sedgh Bina
June 14, 2012

Goldman Sachs can’t seem to stay out of the wrong spotlight these days. With reports about executive layoffs and high numbers of senior people leaving, Goldman is losing its once-untouchable luster as analysts scrutinize its performance through a new lens.

from The Great Debate (India):

Reuters, link economy and the business of journalism

By Reuters Staff
July 23, 2010

The following is a guest column by Chris Ahearn, President, Media at Thomson Reuters.

from The Great Debate (India):

Is an end in sight for the Reliance dispute?

October 12, 2009

File photo of Anil and Mukesh AmbaniThe feud between the billionaire Ambani brothers became public in 2004, and still drags on.

from The Great Debate UK:

What our wellbeing says about the economy

July 30, 2009

peter-dixon- Peter Dixon is a guest columnist, the views expressed are his own. He is global financial economist at Commerzbank -