China to reset country’s bond curve with new deal

China is preparing to challenge South Korea as the tightest-priced sovereign issuer in Asia, as it lines up its first dollar bond in a decade next week. The market expects China to take an aggressive approach for the deal, which could reset the curve for all of the country’s debt issuers. Morgan Davis reports.

  • By Morgan Davis
  • 19 Oct 2017

The country has tantalised investors for months with plans for a sovereign bond, and while much remains to be officially announced, bankers and investors expect a move soon.

“The deal is pretty much done,” Arthur Lau, co-head of emerging market fixed income and head of Asia ex-Japan ...

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