South Korean bond issuers take charge amid volatility

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By Addison Gong
25 Oct 2018

South Korean bond issuers have defied a volatile market over the past week or so, selling $2.5bn of offshore bonds and giving a rare bit of good news for debt bankers — who admit they are nervous about the future. Addison Gong reports.

With concerns over a US-China trade war and rising rates in the US, bankers and investors did not need anything more to worry about this week. But weaker-than-expected US earnings inspired a dramatic fall in stocks on Wednesday night, spreading to Asia on Thursday’s open. 

Bonds tumbled alongside stocks, ...

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