Straight Bond

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Straight Bond

A bond with no special features. A straight bond has a coupon that is paid to bondholders periodically. The issuer repays the principal at maturity. It does not include a conversion feature, a floating coupon, an extendible maturity date or other characteristics.
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Public offerings of straight bonds in Japan by domestic companies totaled 515.4 billion yen in April, an all-time low for the month since the issuance of corporate bonds was completely liberalized in 1996, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Tokyo, Oct 13, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited (the "Company") announced today that it has determined the terms of its Twenty-Sixth Series Unsecured Straight Bonds (with inter-bond pari passu clause) and Twenty-Seventh Series Unsecured Straight Bonds (with inter-bond pari passu clause), both of which will be offered and issued in Japan.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) (NYSE: TMC) (LSE: TYT) (TYO: 7203), a Japan-based automaker, is issuing JPY100bn in straight bonds, according to the Nikkei business daily.
said Tuesday it will float 70 billion yen in 7-year straight bonds with a coupon of 1% per annum.
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