China to stem 'irrational' outbound M&A: regulators

China to stem 'irrational' outbound M&A: regulators

Chinese regulators are toughening their stance on outbound M&A after a record year of deals.
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FinanceAsia is pleased to present further results from its 2016 fixed income poll.


Dollar green bond issuance in Asia ex-Japan has already hit a record $7.32 billion this year. How high will volumes go next year?

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Next year will be tougher. We will not hit the same volumes.
That’s a good benchmark. We’ll manage around $7.5 billion next year.
This is only the beginning. Expect more than $7.5 billion, but less than $10 billion in 2017.
Green bonds are taking over. There will be more than $10 billion of dollar issuance in Asia ex-Japan next year.


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