European investors drive Lanxess Rmb500 million dim sum

The German chemicals company becomes the latest multinational to tap the market, but dim sum issuance has otherwise been sedate.

European investors drive Lanxess Rmb500 million dim sum
Shenyang Olympic Stadium's polycarbonate sheetings are sealed with Lanxess's ethylene propylene rubber

While Asia’s dollar bond market is off to a flying start in 2012, dim sum deals have so far been thin on the ground. According to Dealogic data, the total dim sum issuance year-to-date is equivalent to $1.1 billion, slightly up on the $801 million at this time last year but still a far cry from the $16.9 billion seen in the dollar market this year, which is nearly double last year.

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