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Govt to issue billions in bonds to BoE

The Government looks likely to issue tens of billions of pounds worth of bonds to finance the Bank of England’s plan to ease funding strains on bank, according to press reports.

It is believed the Bank is looking to inject liquidity into the banking system by offering to swap securities backed by mortgages for Government bonds for a period of one to three years.

But the Bank will need the Government to issue new bonds to boost its balance sheet, which currently shows gilts and other bonds to be worth just £3bn.


Indian summer

The Indian stockmarket has had a torrid start to the year but the region continues to curry favour with investors.

Is this the endgame for the current mergers & acquisitions boom?

Last year, worldwide mergers and acquisitions (M&A) rose to an unprecedented $4.7tn, according to Thomson Reuters, a 41 per cent increase over 2014. Anthony Forcione, senior equity analyst at Loomis Sayles, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, looks at what’s been driving this particular wave of mergers. Click here to view full article: Loomis-Sayles


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