As many as 41% of Asian investors surveyed by FinanceAsia and National Australia Bank would like to see more bonds issued by corporates.
Jahanzeb Naseer and Rizal Gozali at Credit Suisse talk about the economic and financial outlook for Indonesia.
A second annual survey of bid trends conducted by FinanceAsia and National Australia Bank reveals investors are boosting allocations to Australian debt securities.
Leverage is raising the risk of financial distress, corporate restructuring and default, especially if competition increases and growth slows.
Most banks in the region, having emerged from the global financial crisis relatively unscathed, are well on track to meet the stricter capital requirements.
Policy changes should press local and regional governments to rationalise their spending, writes Liang Zhong at S&P.
Vietnam's stock market continues to outperform regional peers despite a spat with China, and a wave of IPOs is creating some rare hidden gems.
Costs are increasingly unsustainable, given the vast scale of projects and local governments' debt, writes Gloria Lu at Standard & Poor’s.
Restrictions on Chinese cross-border security and guarantee have been loosened significantly. Will this change the way in which financings are structured?
Asia's corporate issuers may soon make up half of the globe's debt needs, writes Standard & Poor's Terry Chan.
Recent rule changes have placed limits on some sectors for the first time, while others have had limits tightened or eased, or have become closed altogether.
Abenomics' third arrow - structural reforms - has yet to hit its mark. Takahira Ogawa, Standard & Poor’s director of sovereign ratings, outlines the challenges.
S&P's Kim Eng Tan and Abhishek Dangra discuss the challenges facing India's next government as the election continues.
Saigon Securities reports on the themes it expects will be the engines of Vietnam’s progress in 2014.
Asia's banks could face more hurdles in 2014, particularly in maintaining asset quality, writes Naoko Nemoto, managing director, financial institutions ratings, at S&P.