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CitiÆs Zorrilla discusses the outlook for Asian bonds

Zorrilla says the fixed-income markets are open for quality issuers that are willing to pay the prevailing rates.

As Citi opens its sixth annual Asian fixed-income investor event in Hong Kong today, FinanceAsia spoke with the bank's co-head of markets for Asia, Rodrigo Zorrilla, to discuss the outlook for the rest of the year.

It has been a surprisingly busy start to the issuance year, what will you be telling your issuer clients at the event about the outlook for the rest of 2009

The first month of the year was actually the busiest on record for the Asia debt markets with over $33 billion raised according to Dealogic data, 65% up on the previous record - which was 2008.

Regular benchmark issuers such as the Export Import Bank of Korea, Korea...

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