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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

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  • Customers look at a model of a new residential compound, at a showroom of Longfor Properties Co. Ltd., in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

    Chinese developers rush offshore

    Top News | 12 January 2018

    Seven Chinese property developers last week sold a combined US$3.375bn of US dollar bonds, raising expectations for another year of heavy supply from the sector.

  • Asian debt binge set to continue

    Asian debt binge set to continue

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Asian offshore bonds may test 2017’s record this year even as tight valuations cast doubts over the ability of the asset class to outperform again.

  • China rules primary issuance

    Emerging Markets | 15 December 2017

    Chinese issuance of US dollar bonds soared to another record in 2017 and may account for an even bigger share of regional supply next year, as the mainland’s deleveraging campaign leads to more refinancings, bankers and analysts say.

  • Elion highlights Chinese HY risks

    Emerging Markets | 24 November 2017

    A Chinese issuer with plans to sell US dollar bonds missed a repayment deadline on its onshore notes last week, sending a warning sign to investors already wary of mounting supply from high-yield names.

  • CIC unit plans offshore debut

    Emerging Markets | 10 November 2017

    China Jianyin Investment (A2/A/A+), an investment arm of the nation’s sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, is preparing a debut offering of dual-currency bonds in the international market, providing a new opportunity for investors who missed out on the recent sovereign issue.

  • PRC bonds bask in sovereign halo

    Emerging Markets | 03 November 2017

    Bullish sentiment in the wake of China’s tightly priced US$2bn sovereign US dollar offering is benefiting state-owned issuers in the offshore market, especially those under the control of the central government.

  • Vanke goes long at lower cost

    Emerging Markets | 03 November 2017

    China Vanke (rated Baa1/BBB+/BBB+) last Thursday printed US$1bn of US dollar notes on its first foray into the international bond market after its shareholder and management power tussle was settled.

  • China prices close to Treasuries

    China priced close to Treasuries

    Top News | 27 October 2017

    The People’s Republic of China issued one of the tightest priced offshore sovereign bonds on record in its return to the US dollar market after a 13-year absence, sealing its position as an economic heavyweight in global debt capital markets.

  • China closes in on sovereign return

    Investors rethink China spreads in rush for sovereign bond

    Ticker | 27 October 2017

    The People’s Republic of China issued one of the tightest US dollar sovereign bonds on record, sealing its position as an economic heavyweight in global debt capital markets.

  • Chinese issuers play for time

    Emerging Markets | 20 October 2017

    More Chinese issuers are expected to launch US dollar bonds with tenors of less than a year in the next two months because of the pause in regulatory approvals for longer-dated notes.

  • China Merchants Bank logos

    China Merchants Bank adds supply to Chinese bank AT1s

    Ticker | 20 October 2017

    The supply of Chinese US dollar Additional Tier 1 securities continues to rise, with yesterday’s US$1bn offering from China Merchants Bank (Baa1/BBB+/BBB) and today’s marketing of US$1.5bn of proposed AT1s by Bank of Jinzhou.

  • Haier enjoys sovereign support

    Emerging Markets | 13 October 2017

    Sovereign wealth funds and other top-tier investors helped Haier Group to print an unrated perpetual bond at one of the lowest coupons on record for a Chinese issuer.

  • ICBC Luxembourg in Green bond debut

    Emerging Markets | 29 September 2017

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Luxembourg branch, rated A1 (Moody’s), printed a triple-tranche US$2.15bn debut issue of dual-currency Green bonds last week.

  • China hits pause on dollar debt

    China hits pause on US dollar bonds

    Top News | 29 September 2017

    The record run of offshore bond issues from China is set to come to an end in the fourth quarter after a slowdown in regulatory approvals.

  • PSBC prioritises price on record AT1

    Emerging Markets | 22 September 2017

    Postal Savings Bank of China (A2/A/A+) printed last Thursday Asia’s largest bank capital offering with a US$7.25bn sale of Additional Tier 1 securities, but fell short of its maximum target to focus on price.

  • Postal Savings Bank of China

    Postal Savings Bank of China prints Asia's biggest US$ AT1

    Ticker | 22 September 2017

    Postal Savings Bank of China (A2/A/A+) yesterday printed Asia’s largest bank capital offering with a US$7.25bn sale of Additional Tier 1 non-cumulative perpetual offshore preference shares.

  • Postal Savings Bank of China

    PSBC looks for offshore AT1 support

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    Postal Savings Bank of China is marketing a record offering of bank capital securities to investors in Asia and Europe this week, despite expectations that the bonds will end up almost entirely with mainland buyers.

  • Postal Savings Bank of China

    Postal Savings Bank of China to kick off US$7.6bn AT1 deal

    Ticker | 14 September 2017

    Postal Savings Bank of China (A2/A/A+) will meet investors in Hong Kong, Singapore, Paris and London starting on Friday for a planned Rmb50bn (US$7.6bn) offering of US dollar-denominated Additional Tier 1 preference shares.

  • The Bank of Qingdao logo is seen above the entrance to an office of the bank, in Qingdao, Shandong province, China.

    Bank of Qingdao sails to US$1.2bn AT1 target

    Ticker | 13 September 2017

    Bank of Qingdao, a Chinese lender with so little following outside the mainland that its Hong Kong stock traded on only five days in August, had no trouble printing US$1.203bn of Additional Tier 1 securities on Tuesday at 5.5%.

  • China banks ready AT1 onslaught

    Emerging Markets | 08 September 2017

    Chinese institutions are preparing to sell almost US$19bn of Additional Tier 1 capital in the international market, testing offshore support for a second tier of commercial banks and city lenders.

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