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  • China’s special Covid-19 treasury bond disappoints in size, sparks debate on central bank’s role

    China is reviving the issuance of its special treasury bonds, a funding tool it has not used since the financial crisis. But bankers were underwhelmed by the Rmb1tr ($140bn) size target — and are also hoping for clarity on how the ‘anti-pandemic’ deal will be financed. Addison Gong reports.

    • 28 May 2020
  • Local government bond volume hits new weekly high

    Bond issuance from Chinese local governments is set to reach an all-time high this week, as issuers rush to use their existing quotas after authorities in Beijing unveiled the year’s funding allowance.

    • 27 May 2020
  • Sri Lanka’s bonds take a beating

    Sri Lanka’s dollar bonds were among the worst performing high yield notes in Asia last week, as the country continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic and refinancing pressures loom.

    • 18 May 2020
  • Finland returns to busy dollar market

    The Republic of Finland had to share its return to dollar market on Wednesday with a trio of three year SSA deals. Demand for dollar SSA bonds has been strong this week, and with mandates out for five and seven year deals,issuers are still looking to take advantage

    • 13 May 2020