Why investors lap up Indonesian dollar bonds

The search for yield and a sovereign upgrade are bolstering international interest in debt from the archipelago. And the country's corporates haven't been slow to exploit the demand.

Why investors lap up Indonesian dollar bonds

To investors focused on emerging markets, dollar-denominated bonds from Indonesia look as appealing as one of the nation's famous beaches and issuers have been only too eager to sate that demand.

A long-awaited upgrade of the sovereign credit rating from junk status and a global environment of low interest rates have lured investors to Southeast Asia's biggest economy and driven a record level of debt issuance from the archipelago in the first...

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