Asiamoney May 2016

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  • AIIB president cites strong demand for bonds

    AIIB president cites strong demand for bonds

    The president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Jin Liqun, tells Emerging Markets that he expects strong demand for its debt and reveals that he is looking to invest in emerging economies across the world as well as in Asia.

  • European issuers welcome new Asian liquidity

    European issuers welcome new Asian liquidity

    European issuers are tapping into select pools of liquidity in Asia, with Taiwan and Singapore proving they can deliver both size and cost effective funding. And as deal volume in Asia declines, European bonds are also benefiting from a higher take up from Asian central banks and sovereign wealth funds. Rashmi Kumar reports.

  • Panda bonds fight for survival

    Panda bonds fight for survival

    There’s been plenty of hype about Panda bonds as borrowers and bankers scramble to take advantage of this new avenue into China. But for all the momentum the market has shown since reopening, it is plagued by a number of problems including a lacklustre response from onshore investors. Regulators need to act if the market is to reach its potential, writes Carrie Hong.

  • The struggle for RMB stability

    The struggle for RMB stability

    China’s transition from a highly managed exchange rate regime to a more flexible one has come under much scrutiny, especially in light of the sharp drop in the renminbi. Even though the currency has started to stabilise in recent months, the Federal Reserve is still a wild card. Rev Hui reports.

  • Welcome, you are now entering China

    Welcome, you are now entering China

    China’s efforts to promote the renminbi have been focused on getting the currency out into the world. But since last year there has been a noticeable shift, with Beijing ratcheting up attempts to entice the world into its domestic markets. A new phase of renminbi internationalisation has begun, writes Carrie Hong.

  • A-shares: coming to an index product near you

    A-shares: coming to an index product near you

    Index providers are once again discussing the potential inclusion of A-shares with global investors. But despite the best efforts by China’s regulators to ready the country’s financial system, market participants remain divided about whether recent steps go far enough, writes Paolo Danese.

  • Five in a row for HSBC in Asiamoney Offshore RMB Poll

    Five in a row for HSBC in Asiamoney Offshore RMB Poll

    Asiamoney’s Offshore RMB Poll handed victory to HSBC for the fifth year running in the survey’s largest outing yet, with Standard Chartered and BTMU runners up. The top three discuss their approach and expectations for RMB internationalisation in 2016. Lorraine Cushnie reports.

  • Offshore RMB poll: Ten questions for the RMB market

    Offshore RMB poll: Ten questions for the RMB market

    For the second year running, our Offshore RMB Poll surveyed participants on some of the most important topics related to the renminbi’s globalisation. Around 1,600 responses were received — a 60% jump on last year — with those polled giving their views on subjects ranging from Panda bonds to currency depreciation. Lorraine Cushnie reports on the findings.

  • ASEAN bond & treasury markets roundtable: Growth in an uncertain world

    ASEAN bond & treasury markets roundtable: Growth in an uncertain world

    Malaysia and Indonesia, two of the biggest economies in the ASEAN region, are being forced to adjust to a new global landscape. Demand from China is falling, US rates are creeping up, and commodity revenues are becoming increasingly unreliable. The transition towards sustainable growth in the future is essential for these countries, and essential for the continued development of their capital markets. Asiamoney sat down with a panel of leading experts from both countries to discuss how they can best navigate the path ahead.

  • ASEAN bond & treasury markets roundtable: Developing the debt market

    ASEAN bond & treasury markets roundtable: Developing the debt market

    Domestic bond markets in the ASEAN region are still at vastly different stages of development, and often differ dramatically in terms of depth, sector diversity, and the rating demands of investors. That makes the job of increasing cross-border flows between these markets all the harder. But the opportunities are rife, and growing. Asiamoney sat down with a group of debt market experts to discuss how these markets can grow individually, and how they should grow together.

  • China Securitization Forum 2016: Winners

    China Securitization Forum 2016: Winners

    GlobalCapital was one of the judges for the China Securitization Forum’s annual awards in April. Twenty transactions were given plaudits in credit and corporate asset securitization with six singled out as outstanding. We present the winners and photos from the event.

  • HK Stars Index: Internal risks — the hidden company killers

    HK Stars Index: Internal risks — the hidden company killers

    Internal governance related risks can easily total 2x-5x of the risk priced into companies by investors and executives, write Vivian Chow, William Cox and Mathew Garver.

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