Asian issuers want in as ECB fuels hunt for yield

By Virginia Furness
12 Jun 2014

High profile euro deals from Asia are shining a light on opportunities for the region’s issuers in the European market. An evolving investor base, enormous supply/demand imbalances and conducive policies from the ECB all point to a rise in euro denominated deals, both out of Asia and globally, write Virginia Furness and Isabella Zhong.

“For a lot of these euro deals, it used to be a pure diversification play — which has its merits of course,” said Nick Darrant, head of emerging markets syndicate at BNP Paribas in London. “But when you combine this with arbitrage opportunities and access to an ever-greater ...

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