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  • Foreign funding flood imminent as Kazakhstan opens up

    Kazakhstan is preparing to open up its local markets to foreign investors, having this week inked a memorandum of interest with Euroclear. After a big year for EM local currency issuance in 2017, investors and bankers are excited about the possibility of easier access to Kazakh local markets, writes Virginia Furness.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Indonesia preps Asia's first green sovereign bond

    The Republic of Indonesia is meeting investors around the world to market what will be Asia's first sovereign green debt sale.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Kazakhstan on track to open up local markets

    Kazakhstan is a step closer improving foreign investor access to its domestic market and has signed a memorandum of interest with Euroclear, which will allow the settlement provider to clear bonds denominated in tenge.

    • 24 Jan 2018
  • Indonesia sets sights on first Asian sovereign green bond

    The Republic of Indonesia has mandated banks for a green dollar sukuk sale, marking the region’s first sovereign green issuance.

    • 23 Jan 2018
  • Smooth sailing for Philippines’ sovereign outing

    The Republic of the Philippines has wrapped up an SEC-registered transaction, raising $2bn from Asia’s first sovereign bond of the year, with $1.25bn going towards liability management. The new issuance made the country’s outstanding bonds look relatively attractive, said analysts.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • Moody’s upgrades Mongolian sovereign rating

    Moody’s upgraded the government of Mongolia’s long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings to B3 from Caa1 on Thursday.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Philippines opens Asia sovereign issuance

    The Republic of the Philippines is marketing Asia’s first sovereign bond of the year, taking bids for a 10 year SEC-registered deal on Thursday.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • China sticks with US Treasuries – for now

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) has poured cold water over claims that China may stop buying US Treasury bonds. But there is a need for the country to diversify its debt portfolio in the long run if it is serious about promoting RMB internationalisation, economists told GlobalRMB.

    • 12 Jan 2018
  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.

    • 09 Jan 2018