Debt bankers fret as heavy pipeline looms large

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By Addison Gong
22 Mar 2018

DCM bankers in Asia are gearing up for a hectic April as investors put the US interest rate hike behind them. But how will borrowers, particularly those that are lower rated, navigate the many fundraising challenges ahead? Addison Gong finds out.

It was little surprise to bankers when the US Federal Reserve raised the benchmark lending rate by 25bp to 1.50%-1.75% on Wednesday. The wide expectation of a rate hike meant that, although primary bond issuance took a bit of a breather this week ahead of the Fed announcement, ...

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