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  • Mongolia to tidy up debt profile

    Emerging Markets | 20 October 2017

    The Government of Mongolia (Caa1/B–/B–) plans to buy back foreign debt due next year and issue new bonds to address its short-term maturities and complete a turnaround from last year’s economic crisis.

  • A young Chinese athlete exercises in front of a Chinese flag at a gymnastics hall at the Shichahai sports school in Beijing.

    China snubs rating agencies for sovereign return

    Top News | 20 October 2017

    The People’s Republic of China will go without international ratings for its first US dollar sovereign bond since 2004, raising doubts over whether it will still achieve its goal of setting a liquid global benchmark.

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un makes a statement regarding U.S. President Donald Trump's speech at the U.N. general assembly, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency

    Missiles rattle South Korean issuers

    Top News | 06 October 2017

    Global investors are showing signs of pushing back against offshore bonds from South Korea, as North Korean missile tests and threats from the US raise fears of a military clash.

  • Chinese national flags flutter in front of the Great Hall of the People before the opening ceremony of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing.

    China closes in on sovereign return

    Top News | 22 September 2017

    The People’s Republic of China is finalising the underwriting syndicate for its first US dollar sovereign bond since 2004, moving closer to a deal that has already had an impact on corporate credit curves.

  • An Army soldier parachutes near a giant national flag during the Army's exhibition at Monas Park in Jakarta.

    Indonesia names five for first SEC global bond

    Ticker | 20 September 2017

    The Republic of Indonesia has mandated ANZ, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Mandiri Securities for its first issue of US dollar bonds in the SEC-registered format.

  • Man using a mobile phone walks past an advertisement board of Softbank Corp in Tokyo

    Blowout response for SoftBank return

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    SoftBank Group has smashed more international bond records with a US$6.05bn-equivalent four-tranche print just two months after a record-breaking issue of perpetual securities.

  • South Korean flags

    South Korean issuers seize brief dollar window

    Top News | 15 September 2017

    Three South Korean issuers made their way back to the offshore bond market last week during a lull in tensions between the US and North Korea, before a missile launch on Friday renewed political concerns.

  • SoftBank Corp

    SoftBank record scotches supply fears

    Ticker | 13 September 2017

    SoftBank Group smashed more international bond records on Tuesday with a US$6.05bn-equivalent four-tranche offering just two months after a record-breaking issue of perpetual securities.

  • 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%.

  • Japan and U.S. flags fly outside the White House in Washington

    Japan binges on dollar debt

    Top News | 08 September 2017

    Japanese companies are loading up on US dollar bonds at the fastest pace since 1989 as they turn to the global capital markets, rather than banks, to fund overseas expansion.

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