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Aston Martin regains licence to print bonds

* James Bond carmaker wins over bond investors * Pitches turnaround story based on new models * Adjustments to earnings numbers in focus By Robert Smith LONDON, March 31 (IFR) – Aston Martin is set to successfully raise public debt for the first time in five years, winning over yield-hungry …

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Daniel Craig confirms he will return as James Bond

 Craig made the revelation during an appearance on the U.S. TV program “The Late Show” on Tuesday. Asked by host Stephen Colbert whether he would return as James Bond, Craig responded: “Yes”, to cheers from the audience. Craig has appeared four times as the spy with a taste for martini: …

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Saudi Arabia hires banks for third international bond

DUBAI – Saudi Arabia has hired banks to arrange a global investor call ahead of a potential international bond issuance, as the Gulf’s largest economy, and the world’s top oil exporter, tries to plug a budget deficit caused by lower oil prices. Saudi Arabia could issue up to $10 billion, …

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Investors expect PDVSA to make bond payments

NEW YORK (IFR) – Bonds issued by PDVSA were largely drifting on Tuesday as investors showed scant concern over some US$539m in debt payments owed this week by the embattled Venezuelan oil company. Market participants are reporting little if any dramatic price movements on the company’s bonds even as investors …

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Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $1,700

NEW YORK – Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology. Blockchain, the underlying technology behind bitcoin, is a financial ledger maintained by a network of computers that can track …

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Bitcoin drops to three-week low on profit taking

A Bitcoin (virtual currency) logo is pictured on a door in an illustration picture taken at La Maison du Bitcoin in Paris May 27, 2015. British authorities have come out in support of digital currencies in the name of promoting financial innovation, while proposing that regulations should be drawn up …

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Coinbase suffers outages amid bitcoin surge

Coinbase said on Thursday it suffered outages this week as the bitcoin exchange saw “unprecedented traffic and trading,” with the digital currency hitting record levels. Bitcoin fell as much as 6.5 percent to $2,263.72 at around 1730 GMT on Thursday, but rebounded shortly after to hit a fresh all-time high …

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Fretting over savings, Mrs Watanabe turns to bitcoin

TOKYO/SEOUL – Long the preserve of geeky enthusiasts, bitcoin is going mainstream in Asia, attracting Mrs Watanabe – the metaphorical Japanese housewife investor – South Korean retirees and thousands of others trying to escape rock-bottom savings rates by investing in the cryptocurrency. Asia’s moms and pops, already regular investors in …

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