Deals to remember -- and a few to forget

From the depths of APP’s collapse in 2000 through to 2009 when issuance broke all records, we look at the highlights and lowlights of 10 years in Asia’s debt capital markets.

2000

Still in the throes of the Asian financial crisis, 2000 was one of the worst years on record for G3 issuance in the region, with just $9.5 billion raised via 20 issuers, while $23 billion was printed in the local currency markets. A highlight of the year for all the wrong reasons was APP China's $403 million high-yield deal. Its 100 investors were soon to rue their decision, as was FinanceAsia for making it Deal of the Month. Later that autumn, the group was back with a $1.4 billion exchange offering that was to prove its death knell. 

2001

For the first time since the Asian financial crisis,...

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