Hongkong Land prices $500 million bond despite weak markets

A two-week dry spell in Asia’s high-grade dollar bond market ended on Friday when developer Hongkong Land launched an unexpected $500 million deal.

Hongkong Land prices $500 million bond despite weak markets
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Property developer Hongkong Land priced a $500 million 10-year bond on Friday in a deal that came as a surprise after a week of inactivity in Asia’s dollar market.

The deal was initially marketed at 300bp over US Treasuries and attracted decent demand from investors, allowing the company to tighten the deal to 290bp. The lack of supply from highly rated Asian issuers helped. The only other deals to price last week were two small...

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