Asian borrowers stampede into dollar bond market

PCCW, Hong Leong Bank, Shenzhen International and CNPC rush to sell dollar bonds on Thursday as market activity picks up after the Easter break.

Asian borrowers stampede into dollar bond market
PCCW: launching without an HKT guarantee for the first time (AFP)

Asia’s debt markets sprung to life on Thursday as four Asian borrowers PCCW, Shenzhen International, CNPC and Hong Leong Bank rushed out to sell US dollar bonds to investors. This burst of activity came as the market had stabilised after a bout of selling on Wednesday.

However, debt bankers note that little has changed to the market’s underlying fundamentals, and that companies were probably keen to lock in funding as US Treasury yields...

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