• Issuers set to flock to CNH market as abundant liquidity slashes costs

    The offshore renminbi (CNH) bond market this week welcomed its first deals in almost a month, including a mammoth sale by the Chinese government. Bankers are now expecting momentum in the sector to finally pick up as conditions become more favourable for issuers, writes Narae Kim.

    • 21 May 2015


  • Stock Connect lifts fog over beneficial ownership

    The final pieces came together for the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect this week after the regulators removed a big uncertainty around the issue of beneficial ownership. While this is a welcome change, market participants also say the timing is unfortunate, as southbound flows are expected to take centre stage. John Loh reports.

    • 21 May 2015


  • Low Indo deal activity leaves loans bankers empty handed

    Loan syndicate bankers who had been expecting robust dealflow from Indonesia following the election of president Joko Widodo last year have had to contend with lukewarm activity so far. And there are few reasons for this to change soon, as a commodity price downturn, buoyant bond markets and weakness in the rupiah weigh on offshore loan activity, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

    • 21 May 2015

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  • CDB planning debut Formosa bond in Q3

    China Development Bank (CDB) is planning to bring its debut Formosa bond in the third quarter of 2015, in a deal that could help transform Taiwan's RMB market by injecting longer tenors and exposure to an onshore China bank credit.

    • 22 May 2015


  • Korea needs to catch up in Reit game

    Asia is making up for lost time in the race to make real estate investment trusts a cornerstone of its capital markets. One country that hasn’t kept up with the pace is South Korea. It is not too late to fix this.

    • 19 May 2015
  • Singapore issuers should strike while the iron's hot

    A bout of activity in the Singapore dollar bond market has shown that issuers and investors see opportunities after what has been a quiet year so far. A dip in yields and the fear of rising rates has helped encourage the sellside, while buyers have taken heart from a period of currency stability. Issuers that have been waiting should jump in now before it's too late.

    • 19 May 2015
  • SDR: Stop Delaying Renminbi

    China's currency stands a chance this year of being admitted into the select club of those backing the International Monetary Fund's special drawing rights. But at the moment it is not certain that the RMB will be deemed to have made the grade. It should be.

    • 12 May 2015
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  • 20 May 2015
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  • Last updated
  • 19 May 2015
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5 Deutsche Bank 7,811.49 44 5.96%

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