Emerging market worries strike Asian bonds, but anchors help Chinese issuers close deals

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By Morgan Davis
16 Aug 2018

Asia’s offshore bond market has ground to a halt. Global market volatility, driven by in part by geopolitical risk, has left borrowers on the sidelines, waiting for what will they hope will be a more stable market in September. In the meantime, the only sign of resilience in the region comes from China, where local banks can be leaned on to anchor deals. Morgan Davis reports.

Volatility has roiled the international markets in recent days, leaving Asian bond issuers on the sidelines of the primary market. While some of the silence in the primary market can be attributed to the usual summer lull, bankers say they are still hoping to close transactions to ...

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