Philippines eyes linkers as global markets remain shut

The Philippines may be the next country in Asia to issue inflation-linked bonds.

Philippines eyes linkers as global markets remain shut

The Republic of the Philippines ROP is seriously considering issuing its first inflation-linked bond, according to banking sources. If it goes ahead, it will make the Philippines the next country in the region to issue syndicated inflation-linked debt after Thailand and Hong Kong, which both successfully closed inflation-linked bonds in July this year.

Bankers have been pitching an inflation-linked bond, also known as a linker, to the Philippines for some time -- as early as...

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