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  • The Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee, the group of bond dealers and investors that meets quarterly with the Treasury to share insights on the debt market, suggested the idea of floating-rate notes in February. -- Top News

  • With rates at zero, those taking on floating-rate debt, common for U.K. mortgages and European corporate loans, know rates can only go higher, so they need to be cautious.

    Persistently Low Rates Carry Risk of Negative Side Effect

  • The project was financed with $525 million in fixed-rate bonds maturing in 22 years, $675 million in floating-rate loans due in 14 years and $226 million in letters of credit.

    Offshore Wind-Farm Builder May Tap Bond Market

  • For example, William Wollman , senior vice president of Finra member regulation, said one concern revolves around the risk of so-called bank liquidity facilities, in which a bank agrees to backstop a floating-rate muni if a bondholder tries to sell it but there are no willing buyers.

    Finra Steps Up Review of Muni Dealers

  • The Asia-focused London-based bank has also sold a US$500 million three-year floating-rate note to yield 0.95 percentage points above the three-month London Interbank Offered Rate, the person said.

    Japanese Yields Slip

  • Regulators are monitoring the situation, especially in the riskier leveraged-loan market, where banks and lenders such as mutual funds and loan pools provide floating-rate loans to non-investment grade companies.

    Lending Battle Is Risky Business

  • These cushions—in loan parlance, Libor floors—are included in floating-rate loans to company borrowers.

    Lending Battle Is Risky Business

  • The tax will be charged at a fixed price of 23 Australian dollars US$23.50 per carbon ton from the country's top 500 polluters starting from July 2012, increasing 2.5% annually until 2015 before changing to a floating-rate price with the government controlling the amount of tradable permits released annually and implementing a price floor and ceiling.

    Australia's Carbon Tax Clears Final Hurdle

  • At issue is the loan market where in which banks arrange "floating-rate" loans for companies and then syndicate, or sell, pieces of the loan to investors such as mutual funds and loan pools.

    Lending Battle Is Risky Business

  • Of that $900 million in related borrowings, about $700 million was done in Build America Bonds, which are taxable but give the university a rebate from the government to help pay its interest costs, and $200 million was floating-rate tax-exempt debt, said Chatas.

    Ohio State University Prices 'Century' Bond


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