Asia G3 volumes could hit $50bn in Q2

The region’s G3 bond market saw a disappointing first quarter but issuers are expected to rush to raise funding before rates touch unfavourable levels.

Asia G3 volumes could hit $50bn in Q2

The Asia ex-Japan G3 bond market saw a substandard first quarter but volumes are likely to rebound to as much as $50 billion in the second quarter as borrowers’ sense of urgency to raise funding heightens amid a rising interest rate environment.

Volumes in the Asia ex-Japan G3 bond market denominated bonds touched $41 billion in the first quarter, 22% lower than 2013’s $50 billion during the same period, according to Dealogic. China and South...

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