Blind desire to buy bonds puts Japan investors at risk

Bursting with cash and intent on safety, investors in the country are piling into government debt and highly rated bonds, driving yields to historic lows. But in the hunt for return they risk overlooking deteriorating economic fundamentals and an uncertain political outlook, writes Asiamoney correspondent Mark B. Johnson.

  • 12 Aug 2009

The blows just keep on coming for Japan.

Unpopular Prime Minister Taro Aso is counting down the days until the August 30 election amid rising public dissatisfaction with his Liberal Democratic Party. The country’s economy may well contract 4.7% this calendar year. The balance sheets of numerous companies ...

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Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Aug 2017
1 Citi 44,677.33 205 9.96%
2 HSBC 42,779.14 241 9.53%
3 JPMorgan 38,471.86 173 8.57%
4 Deutsche Bank 23,068.53 90 5.14%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 20,966.44 144 4.67%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Aug 2017
1 Citi 14,490.99 35 15.51%
2 HSBC 12,184.33 28 13.04%
3 JPMorgan 11,461.94 38 12.26%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,002.62 30 9.63%
5 Morgan Stanley 6,121.99 23 6.55%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Aug 2017
1 JPMorgan 16,344.60 66 12.13%
2 Citi 16,152.98 59 11.98%
3 HSBC 10,627.12 53 7.88%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,468.11 22 6.28%
5 BNP Paribas 7,684.94 22 5.70%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Aug 2017
1 ING 2,367.70 19 9.07%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 2,039.65 17 7.81%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 1,965.88 6 7.53%
4 UniCredit 1,759.22 13 6.74%
5 Commerzbank Group 1,202.77 11 4.61%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Aug 2017
1 AXIS Bank 9,006.38 126 21.25%
2 ICICI Bank 4,192.80 107 9.89%
3 Trust Investment Advisors 4,099.68 107 9.67%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 3,379.47 35 7.97%
5 HDFC Bank 2,095.50 57 4.94%