Chicago Public Schools’ $872 million of junk-rated paper met with a more fickle high-yield audience this week, underscoring the district’s vulnerability to market volatility even as it inches closer to investment grade status. At attractive spreads that offered a healthy yield kick with many maturities offering 4% coupons, the bonds were 2.2 times oversubscribed, CPS
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Hong Kong’s central banking institution, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), released a questionnaire to gauge public opinion on regulations for crypto-assets and stablecoins. The state-backed regulator intends to establish a regulatory framework by 2023-24. HKMA’s “Discussion Paper on Crypto-assets and Stablecoins” highlights the explosive growth of the stablecoin market in terms of market capitalization
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On the first anniversary of the launch of Stacks blockchain (STX), which seeks to make Bitcoin (BTC) programmable, the network achieved over 350 million monthly API requests, 40,000 Hiro (development tool for Stacks to build applications on Bitcoin) wallet downloads, and 2,500 Clarity smart contracts. According to a report by Electric Capital, a venture capital
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In this article JPM JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon listens as he is introduced at the Boston College Chief Executives Club luncheon in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., November 23, 2021. Brian Snyder | Reuters JPMorgan Chase is scheduled to report fourth-quarter earnings before the opening bell Friday. Here’s what Wall Street expects: Earnings: $3.01 per share,
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A suburban Chicago hotel and conference center’s COVID-induced struggles led to a fresh default on its restructured bonds this month. Breathing room still remains for the Westin Chicago Lombard debt from a bondholder-provided loan that is helping manage the pandemic’s toll on operations and continue renovations designed to enhance its appeal. Defaults occurred in mid-2020
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The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the country’s central bank, has reportedly come to a decision to ban the use of all cryptocurrencies within the country. The central bank has also asked the Sindh High Court to ban “unauthorized operations” of crypto exchanges and impose penalties on them. Pakistani Interministerial Committee Recommends Banning Cryptocurrency and
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Municipal benchmark yields were steady to firmer by a basis point 10-years and out Thursday as U.S. Treasuries were stronger and equities sold off led by tech stocks. The municipal primary dominated the day with several large deals pricing. The correction to higher yields over the past week is allowing investors to be more selective
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David Abner, Gemini’s Global Head of Business Development. Source: David Abner Gemini, the $7.1 billion crypto exchange, is getting into wealth management with the acquisition of a digital asset platform for financial advisors, CNBC has learned exclusively. The company has agreed to purchase BITRIA, a five-year-old San Francisco-based start-up whose tools help advisors manage holdings
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