Rare Asians spark short end talk
Two Asian banks sold their first MTNs of the year this week with dealers reporting regional investor and private bank demand. The notes came from Malaysian and Indian credits but some dealers are tipping Hong Kong banks to get involved in the international market soon.
Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank), a rare name in MTNs, sold a HK$550m ($70.9m) five year note via Standard Chartered on Tuesday. Priced at par, the note pays a coupon of 2.85%. Investor demand was mainly from Asia.
ICICI Bank printed a $51m one year note through Citi on
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