Friday, 22 June 2018

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  • China property bond yields rise

    Emerging Markets | 20 April 2018

    Heavy supply from the Chinese property sector kept the pressure on yields last week as 12 developers issued about US$5bn of offshore bonds.

  • Bank of China prices latest BRI jumbo

    Emerging Markets | 13 April 2018

    Bank of China, rated A1/A/A, has printed US$3.2bn of bonds in four currencies to support projects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

  • Upgrades boost property bond rush

    Emerging Markets | 13 April 2018

    Seven Chinese property developers tapped international investors for a combined US$3.88bn last week, capitalising on improving sentiment towards the industry and a slew of recent credit upgrades.

  • Issuers rush to beat NDRC clock

    Emerging Markets | 29 March 2018

    Chinese issuers rushed to sell bonds last week ahead of the expiry of their offshore debt issuance quotas at the end of the quarter, but met with mixed results.

  • Chinese SOEs pay up for perps

    Emerging Markets | 09 March 2018

    Facing the prospect of further regulatory pressure to trim debt, three Chinese state-owned enterprises issued perpetual bonds last week despite poor market conditions and a hefty price tag.

  • China property bond rush resumes

    China property bond rush resumes

    Top News | 02 March 2018

    Chinese property companies were back in the international markets last week with a vengeance, with 10 new issues piling pressure on an already weak primary sector.

  • HNA downgrades mount as managers pledge support

    Emerging Markets | 16 February 2018

    HNA Group said on February 14 that some of its directors and top executives had purchased offshore US dollar bonds guaranteed by the company, as it continues to try to reassure investors about its stretched finances.

  • Volatility sidelines Asian issuers

    Emerging Markets | 09 February 2018

    Global volatility meant only a handful of Asian issuers dared brave the offshore bond market last week, and those that did had to pay up.

  • A giant panda

    Sharjah scores Panda first

    Top News | 02 February 2018

    Sharjah, the third-largest constituent of the United Arab Emirates, last Thursday became the first Middle Eastern issuer to sell Panda bonds, paving the way for more cash-strapped Gulf sovereigns to raise funds in China.

  • Investors weigh up LGFV risks

    Emerging Markets | 02 February 2018

    Recent revelations that some Chinese regions are in poorer financial shape than earlier thought are leading investors to take a harder look at the risks involved in debt linked to local governments.