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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Frances Yoon' s stories

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  • Three bond issues flop in busy week

    Emerging Markets | 21 September 2018

    Three Asian issuers were forced to cancel US dollar bond sales last week as a glut of new issues came up against picky investors.

  • South Korea swamped on bond return

    Emerging Markets | 14 September 2018

    Global investors flocked to the Republic of Korea’s US$1bn dual-tranche bond deal last Thursday in a sign that asset managers are stocking up on high-quality credits to ride out the emerging-market turmoil.

  • Korea

    Republic of Korea hit by avalanche of orders

    Ticker | 14 September 2018

    Global investors flocked to the Republic of Korea’s US$1bn dual-tranche bond deal in a sign that asset managers are stocking up on high-quality credits to ride out the emerging-market turmoil.

  • A security guard watches from a Bangkok Bank branch in the Thai capital.

    Bangkok Bank nails tight pricing despite EM turmoil

    Ticker | 13 September 2018

    Bangkok Bank, rated Baa1/BBB+/BBB+, priced a US$1.2bn dual-trancher at tight levels despite poor investor sentiment towards emerging market bonds and currencies.

  • South Africa

    Torrid September forecast for EM

    Top News | 07 September 2018

    The brutal sell-off in the currencies of certain emerging markets paused at the end of last week, but analysts believe the respite will be short-lived as heightened risks continue to loom over parts of the asset class.

  • PNG to end 20-year bond wait

    PNG to end 20-year bond wait

    Emerging Markets | 31 August 2018

    The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is teeing up a debut US dollar sovereign bond issue as it looks to end a remarkable 20-year journey to the international capital markets.

  • Queen Elizabeth II meets Papua New Guinean atrist Mattius Kuage

    Papua New Guinea to end 20-year wait for debut bond

    Ticker | 30 August 2018

    The Independent State of Papua New Guinea is teeing up a debut US dollar sovereign bond as it looks to end a remarkable 20-year journey to the international capital markets.

  • SingTel basks in Temasek's halo

    Emerging Markets | 24 August 2018

    Singapore Telecommunications took advantage of parent Temasek Holdings’ blowout trade last month with a swiftly executed US$500m 10-year bond.

  • The skyscrapers of the Central Business District rise behind the capital's embassy neighbourhood in Beijing, China.

    New breed of brokers eye China DCM

    People & Markets | 24 August 2018

    The offshore Chinese bond markets continue to attract new firms looking for a slice of underwriting fees, even as more established players complain that falling profit margins are threatening their business.

  • Transmission towers carrying solar and thermoelectric power from the Korea South East Power Co. (KOSEP) plant are seen in Ansan, about 80 km (50 miles) west of Seoul.

    South Korean issuers shrug off coal scandal

    Top News | 10 August 2018

    Credit investors shrugged off the threat of sanctions against a group of South Korean firms last week amid a brewing scandal over imports of North Korean coal.

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