Pan Brothers sews up bond debut

Pan Brothers sews up bond debut

Despite rising debt load, the Indonesian company gets a warm welcome from bond investors
The Southeast Asian country became the second sovereign to issue a dollar bond this year, swapping 14 old bonds for a new 25-year note.
The rush to sell bonds before Chinese New Year has brought issuance to a year-to-date record.
Memory chip maker pulls off one of the biggest convertible bond sales in Taiwanese history, reaping $500 million in Asia ex-Japan's first international convertible of 2017.
Billionaire Richard Li's Hong Kong-based insurance group draws frenzied demand for its first perpetual bonds.
Greater China and North Asia retail banking chief Mary Huen takes over from May Tan, who is retiring. The bank's Taiwan CEO will also step up to a regional markets role.


Chinese outbound M&A hit a record $218.6 billion in 2016, according to Dealogic. But amid regulatory challenges, how high will volumes go in 2017?

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Fear not — the market will set a new record.
Things will be a bit slower, but we can break $150 billion.
Expect $100-150 billion of deals.
We will not even beat 2015’s volume. There will be less than $100 billion of deals.


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