Korea sidelines China bonds as investors chase SKI

Chinese borrowers have accounted for nearly 50% of total bond issuance volumes in Asia ex Japan in the first half of this year, but the search for more transparent credits that have stabilised in secondary trading is pushing cautious investors to dig into their wallets for Korean bonds.

  • By Frances J. Yoon
  • 09 Aug 2013
The very big order books that supported the last two Korean deals underscore the increased attention that the jurisdiction is receiving from global investors. State-owned Korea Gas Corporation (KoGas) received $6bn of orders for its $500m five year bond on July 22, the largest order book for a ...

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4 Barclays 48,519.07 199 4.71%
5 Deutsche Bank 39,130.42 193 3.80%

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4 Citi 10,209.99 45 6.11%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,069.16 30 6.03%

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4 Goldman Sachs 8,683.82 62 6.96%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,624.77 56 6.11%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

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1 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,153.16 44 5.78%
2 Citi 10,746.74 42 5.57%
3 BNP Paribas 9,702.75 54 5.03%
4 Barclays 9,653.59 40 5.01%
5 JPMorgan 8,970.38 37 4.65%