Asia dollar bonds hit $27bn monthly record

Asia dollar bonds hit $27bn monthly record

Woori Bank and Cnooc debt offerings have pushed Asia ex-Japan’s dollar volumes to an all-time monthly high.
The South Korean chemical and solar company will use the money raised to reduce its debt. Investors were keen to buy shares at the discount offered, particularly hedge funds.
The proposed listing of Guotai Junan Securities and others has set in motion a new round of capital raisings onshore for Chinese brokerage houses.
Strong US investor interest enabled Tencent to raise $2.5 billion from its dual-tranche bond, the largest in Asia ex-Japan from the tech space.
S&P's Kim Eng Tan and Abhishek Dangra discuss the challenges facing India's next government as the election continues.
The country's power industry faces the huge task of building new plants to meet the country’s future electricity needs.

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