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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Frances Yoon' s stories

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  • Rate spike winds Asian G3

    Emerging Markets | 02 February 2018

    Asian G3 debt markets hit a speed bump last week as rising Treasury yields and a supply glut brought issuance to a momentary stop at a time when tight valuations have been raising concerns of a correction.

  • An oil-rig is pictured amongst vessels moored along a row of shipyards northwest of Waterfront City on Batam island, in Indonesia's Riau Islands Province.

    Yield chase powers Indonesian bonds

    Top News | 26 January 2018

    Indonesian companies added to their run of international issues last week as a lack of competition from the Chinese property sector added to pent-up demand for high-yield bonds.

  • South Korea polices offshore bonds

    Emerging Markets | 26 January 2018

    South Korea is quietly reining in overseas bond offerings in a bid to tame the rise of the Won, dimming prospects for debt issuance this year.

  • A student holding a tyre takes part in an event at an Olympic education model school in Miyun County of Beijing.

    Hankook Tire pumped up in US dollar debut

    Ticker | 25 January 2018

    Hankook Tire, South Korea’s largest tyre maker and the world’s seventh-largest, found strong demand for its debut in the international bond market by offering more generous returns than regular issuers from South Korea.

  • Issuers strike while high-yield is hot

    Emerging Markets | 19 January 2018

    Higher yields and hot market conditions allowed low-rated Asian issuers to revive US dollar bond offerings this past week, underlining the strength of demand for new credits at attractive valuations.

  • Tata Steel logo

    Tata Steel attracts global attention

    Ticker | 19 January 2018

    Tata Steel received a resounding response for India’s first high-yield bond deal of the year, as investors snapped up a US$1.3bn dual-tranche offering despite a light covenant structure and tight pricing.

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

    Hot bids for Sunny Optical amid China tech buzz

    Ticker | 17 January 2018

    Sunny Optical Technology (Group)’s debut US$600m five-year bond was multiple times oversubscribed, highlighting the massive bid from global investors for Chinese tech deals.

  • Perps buck rising rates trend

    Emerging Markets | 12 January 2018

    Investors have snapped up Asia’s first three perpetual bonds of the year, showing their continuing support for undated US dollar securities, despite rising Treasury yields.

  • 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.

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo (C) makes a statement on the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

    Indonesia goes Global with SEC trade

    Top News | 08 December 2017

    The Republic of Indonesia capped its return to full investment-grade status with a strong US response to last Monday’s US$4bn Global offering, its first SEC-registered bond issue in more than 20 years.

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