South Korea plots dollar bond comeback

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By Morgan Davis
05 Jan 2017

The Republic of Korea looks set to be the first Asian sovereign to hit the international debt market in 2017, with plans to meet fixed income investors next week for a potential dollar bond.

The AA2/AA/AA- rated country has mandated Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, KDB and Samsung Securities to begin a roadshow on Monday in the US and London. A 144A/Reg S deal may follow.

It will mark South Korea’s return to the dollar bond market ...

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