Kospo reopens Asian bond mart but frequent issuers stay away

Korean Southern Power breathed new life into the moribund Asian debt capital markets this week, and looked set to price its $300m five year bond today (Friday).

  • 10 Apr 2008

Kospo, as the state-linked generator is better known, was the first Asian issuer to announce a dollar bond for 10 weeks, since sister entity Korea Midland Power priced a $300m five year deal on February 1.

ABN Amro, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank are lead managing Kospo’s transaction, which ...

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