Basel III rules to drive bank demand for Asia’s corporate bonds

16 Nov 2012

Asia’s corporate bond market may reach new heights as banking regulators consider allowing lenders to use single-A rated corporate debt as a feasible asset class to maintain liquidity ratios.

Record-low interest rates and ample liquidity is raising expectations that Asia may continue to see strong investment-grade corporate bond issuance in 2013. That outcome may become more possible with an additional development from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision.

The Financial Times reported last week that banking regulators are ...

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