Saturday, 21 October 2017

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  • India breaks G3 issuance lull

    Emerging Markets | 13 January 2017

    India has opened the offshore market for investment-grade corporate bonds from Asia this year, as many of the usual issuers stood on the sidelines.

  • A girl holding a candle lies on a street during a protest demanding South Korean President Park Geun-hye's resignation

    South Korea bond evades political turmoil

    Top News | 13 January 2017

    The Republic of Korea (Aa2/AA/AA–) shook off continued political turbulence last Thursday to price a US$1bn 10-year Global bond issue well within initial guidance.

  • Asia G3 faces uncertain 2017

    Top News | 16 December 2016

    Tighter US monetary policy and an uncertain political environment promise to test Asia’s credit markets in 2017, clouding the outlook for primary issuance early in the year.

  • Yen Bond House: SMBC Nikko

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    The yen market in 2016 had to react to unprecedented market conditions as the Bank of Japan took radical steps to reinvigorate the economy. For doing more than its peers to deepen the market for higher-yielding assets and reach new investors, SMBC Nikko is IFR’s Yen Bond House of the Year.

  • Yen Bond: HSBC’s ¥181.8bn triple-tranche bond

    All Special Reports | 16 December 2016

    HSBC Holdings’ ¥181.8bn (US$1.8bn) triple-tranche TLAC Samurai debut overcame British political turbulence and investor uncertainty about the paper’s regulatory treatment in Japan to smash a European record for financial issuers.

  • Vehicles are seen through a window as they drive on Guomao Bridge during rush hour in Beijing, China, November 7, 2016

    LGFV issues surge, despite warning

    Top News | 09 December 2016

    Chinese local government funding vehicles have dominated Asian G3 issuance in recent weeks, despite repeat warnings that the sector no longer benefits from direct state support.

  • An aerial view of Jakarta

    Indonesia steps into new world

    Top News | 02 December 2016

    The Republic of Indonesia, rated Baa3/BB+/BBB–, sold US$3.5bn of bonds across three tenors last Thursday, becoming the first emerging market sovereign to print a syndicated deal since the US election unleashed a new wave of volatility.

  • Bad banks buying good bonds

    Emerging Markets | 02 December 2016

    Huarong Asset Management raised questions last week over the motives for overseas bond investments after the Chinese bad bank announced it had subscribed to a recent public US dollar bond from a state-controlled company in good financial health.

  • Coal rally fires up Indonesian workouts

    Emerging Markets | 25 November 2016

    A rebound in coal prices has led to contrasting fates for two long-running Indonesian bond restructurings, with one set to be completed within months and the other facing a new setback.

  • Asian private bank incentives under pressure

    People & Markets | 18 November 2016

    Controversial private bank rebates in Asian bond issues may soon become a thing of the past, after UBS stopped indulging in the practice and banks in Singapore started disclosing details of the incentives they receive.