02 Jul 19
2019 started off strongly for Asia G3 primary markets. Despite the escalading threat of a global trade war, issuers navigated headwinds to find pockets of pent-up investor demand. The strong rally in US Treasuries sent the market into a further frenzy towards the tail end of the first half.
01 Jul 19
It was a quiet week for the Asia primary bond market with both Hong Kong and US bank holidays providing welcomed relief from a hectic month of issuance in June. High yield real estate issuers dominated the week while Korea Development Bank priced the only investment grade bond with a 5 year green bond in EUR.
17 Jun 19
It was another big week for Asia primary bond market with issuers pricing 27 deals last week. Last week marks the highest number of deals priced Year-to-Date. SriLankan Airlines priced the first Sri Lanka dollar corporate bond for 2019 and Philippine National Bank priced the largest Philippine dollar corporate bond year-to-date.
09 Jun 19
The Asia primary debt market remained mostly sidelined with a holiday-ladened week in Asia while US Treasuries continued its rally at the back of weak macro data. Only Chinese issuers were active last week despite a Chinese long weekend as investors pounced on the Investment Grade deals that were priced.