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  • BOC loses debt syndicate head in Hong Kong

    Bank of China’s Hong Kong-based debt syndicate head Sebastian Ha is leaving the firm next month.

    • 28 Jan 2019
  • Philippines looks to issue cat bond

    The Philippines is preparing a sovereign catastrophe bond, the World Bank said on Monday. The imperilled country could be the next to use the instrument as insurance against natural disasters.

    • 14 Jan 2019
  • Early January bond volume ‘underwhelming’

    Dollar bond issuance in Asia appears to have got off to a strong start, with a rally both in the primary and secondary markets. But that is not enough for many DCM bankers in the region, who are hoping for a bigger upside.

    • 14 Jan 2019
  • Growing foreign appeal of CGBs to turn tide on liquidity

    A jump in foreign holdings of Chinese government bonds (CGBs), combined with the upcoming inclusion of CGBs in global indices in April, is set to improve liquidity in the mainland’s secondary debt market and gradually widen the scope of international investor participation, writes Rebecca Feng.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Philippines cracks open market for EM sovereigns

    The Republic of the Philippines threw open the door for emerging market sovereign issuance for 2019, raising $1.5bn in an outing that offered investors just a small concession. The country’s decision to attract new Chinese investors also paid off, writes Morgan Davis.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Citi shakes up Apac DCM syndicate team

    Citi has named two new co-heads for the debt capital markets syndicate desk in Asia Pacific, succeeding James Arnold who is taking up another position within the bank.

    • 09 Jan 2019
  • Philippines raises curtain for Asian sovereign issuance

    The Republic of the Philippines opened the bond market for Asian sovereign issuers in 2019 with a $1.5bn outing, making efforts to boost its engagement with Chinese investors and paying just a small double-digit premium for the deal.

    • 08 Jan 2019
  • Philippines sets out with first Asian sovereign bond of 2019

    The Republic of the Philippines opened books for a dollar-denominated 10 year bond on Monday morning, making it the first Asian sovereign to visit the international debt market in 2019.

    • 07 Jan 2019
  • 'Fair' fees for Uzbek bond debut as deal pencilled in for next week

    Uzbekistan could announce roadshow dates as early as next week, having put ratings in place and picked banks for its debut Eurobond.

    • 03 Jan 2019