Asia G3 bond floodgates set to open

Asia's debt markets are expected to welcome the new year with a rush of G3 bond deals, supported by a surge in refinancing needs and M&A activity, potentially surpassing 2013’s volume.

Asia G3 bond floodgates set to open

An increase in refinancing as well as MA activity is likely to spur Asia ex-Japan G3 bond volumes in 2014, potentially beating this year’s record-high.

Dollar-denominated debt in the region is expected to reach $150 billion in 2014, with a bulk of gross issuance or $106 billion to come from corporates across investment grade and high yield sectors, according to Morgan Stanley. Another $34 billion is envisaged to come from financials and the remaining...

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