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Sunday, 22 July 2018

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  • Abe waves to children with Indonesian and Japanese flags at the Bogor Palace

    Yen market stays open for Indonesia

    Top News | 25 May 2018

    The Republic of Indonesia priced a ¥100bn (US$911m) multi-tranche Samurai bond issue last week, highlighting the Japanese debt market’s value as a stable funding source amid emerging market jitters.

  • A pedestrian passes the head office of Lloyds Banking Group in central London

    Demand from Japanese regional investors lifts Lloyds Samurai

    Ticker | 24 May 2018

    Lloyds Banking Group returned to the Samurai market with a bang on Thursday, raising a massive ¥169bn (US$1.54bn) from multi-tranche loss-absorbing-capacity bonds amid growing demand from Japanese regional investors.

  • A signboard for a Japan Post Bank Co ATM machine is pictured in Tokyo, Japan.

    Japan Post Bank to diversify holdings

    People & Markets | 18 May 2018

    Japan Post Bank, one of the country’s biggest institutional investors, with ¥207.7trn (US$1.89trn) under management, is to increase its allocation to credit and alternative investments in a bid to improve returns.

  • Indonesia files shelf registration for Samurai

    Indonesia files shelf registration for Samurai

    Ticker | 15 May 2018

    The Republic of Indonesia has filed a shelf registration to issue up to ¥600bn (US$5.5bn) of Samurai bonds within two years.

  • Vulnerable Indonesia hopes for Samurai return

    Emerging Markets | 11 May 2018

    The Republic of Indonesia has conducted meetings in April ahead of a possible return to the Samurai bond market, two sources said, just as global investors have cooled on Indonesian bonds in other currencies.

  • Japan US$1.5trn fund move set to shake up bond market

    People & Markets | 11 May 2018

    GPIF, Japan’s biggest pension fund, with over ¥162trn (US$1.47trn) under management, has opened the door to junk-rated domestic bond investments, in a move that is expected to broaden the Japanese debt capital market.

  • Ghana 'on course' for yen debut

    Ghana 'on course' for yen debut

    Top News | 13 April 2018

    Ghana is on track to issue its first yen bond as it looks to broaden the investor base for its debt, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on Friday.

  • Ghana plans bonds in H2

    Ghana 'on course' for yen debut

    Ticker | 13 April 2018

    Ghana is on track to issue its first yen bond as it looks to broaden the investor base for its debt, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta said on Friday.

  • KKR logo

    KKR looking to be repeat yen issuer

    Ticker | 28 March 2018

    KKR plans to issue yen-denominated bonds once or twice a year to fund its operations and enhance its name recognition in Japan, especially among regional investors.

  • CEO of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) Henry Kravis (C) departs after breakfast in the Manhattan borough of New York.

    KKR adds to Japan push with yen debut

    Bonds | 16 March 2018

    Private equity giant KKR made its debut in the yen bond market last week with a ¥40.3bn (US$380m) Global bond issue to raise funds for its deal-making in Japan.