Chinese issuers look beyond dollars to local currency bonds

Chinese issuers are starting to look beyond US dollars for new fundraising opportunities, with attractive cross-currency swap rates — and the potential for diversification — making Singapore dollars and euro issuance the flavour of the month. Morgan Davis reports.

  • By Morgan Davis
  • 09 Nov 2017
This year so far, Singapore dollar bond volumes have far surpassed the previous two years. The market has seen $13.56bn-equivalent of paper sold through November 8, compared with $10.72bn sold year-to-date in 2016, according to Dealogic. A $1.71bn chunk of the bonds this year came from six ...

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