HSBC's outlook for Asia debt in 2013

Stephen Williams, Asia-Pacific head of debt capital markets at HSBC, talks about the outlook for debt markets in 2013 and rising competition as the fee pool grows.
Stephen Williams

Asian dollar bond issuance reached historic levels in 2012. Can we expect the same in 2013
When we first started talking about 2013, I was very much of the view we would not see a year where volumes would be greater than 2012. I am increasingly of the view that it might challenge 2012 in terms of volumes, simply because of how strong the markets are and how busy we will be in the first quarter of this year. I think we will see a surge of issuance in January and that it could be the busiest month we have...

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