USA Basketball plans to move to Arizona after 35 years in Colorado. The first step is building parking facilities, which may not generate enough money to repay the municipal bonds financing the construction.
Starboard Value LP Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smith said his activist fund continues to fight Darden Restaurants Inc.’s plan to separate its Red Lobster chain instead of pursuing real-estate divestments.
Australian banks increased their advantage in credit-default swaps over global peers this quarter by the most in two years as bad loans fell and lenders led by Commonwealth Bank of Australia cut overseas borrowings.
Bond investors seeking refuge from Europe’s sovereign debt crisis are finding Australia’s banks safer than their global peers, even after the top four lenders’ credit ratings were downgraded last month.
Australian borrowers are selling the fewest bonds at home since May 2010 as yield premiums on corporate and state notes hit the highest in at least two years on concern Europe’s crisis will freeze global credit markets.
Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-biggest mining company, took advantage of near record-low yields to cut debt costs as company bond sales in the U.S. this month swell to $40 billion while Australia’s market slows.