Asian bond outlook: Asean re-awakens

Southeast Asia and India were the bright spots in the debt capital markets in 2018. Could this be the year they emerge from China’s shadow?
Will elections disrupt the issuance calendar?
Will elections disrupt the issuance calendar?
 
One of the brightest spots for 2019 debt capital markets issuance is Southeast Asia and India according to investment bankers who expect both issuer and investor interest to pick up.
 
Typical is the view of Amit Sheopuri, co-head of Asia Pacific debt capital markets at Citi
 
“We’re very bullish on South and Southeast Asia,” he said. “There was a pick up of activity from Indonesian quasi-government credits during 2018 and we expect this to continue into 2019.”
 
ANZ’s fixed income research team calculates that Southeast...
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