Happy New Year! Asian issuers end lunar year with a bang

Chinese New Year 2018
By Addison Gong
31 Jan 2019

Abundant supply, a diverse crop of issuers and some rare long-tenor deals characterised Asia’s bond market ahead of the week-long Chinese New Year holiday, setting the stage for a positive February. Addison Gong reports.

The last full week before the Chinese New Year break was busy, with $6.9bn of dollar bonds sold in Asia ex-Japan as of Wednesday, surpassing the $6.8bn raised all of last week, according to Dealogic and GlobalCapital data.

A handful more were due to be priced on Thursday, when this paper ...

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