Development Bank of Mongolia may have its 5.75% 3/21/2017 bond rating cut over concerns it may not be able to make its $580 million repayment by maturity. The mining and infrastructure financer currently does not have the liquidity to finance the repayment itself and is looking for outside help. Mongolian government has reportedly contacted China and the International Monetary Fund for assitance in the matter, but investors have their doubts that a bailout will be resolved within a month's time.
Corporate yields increased considerably following an upset victory from U.S. Presidential-elect Donald Trump on November 8th. This increase can be attributed to investors fleeing for the post-election rally in stocks due to Trump's promise of deregulation. This corporate bond sell-off is captured by the AdvantageData North American High Yield and High Grade Corporate Bond Indices.