ICBC Leasing bond: soaring demand, falling premium

Chinese leasing company attracts a large order book despite pricing through secondary market levels.
Clear skies for the Asian bond markets?
Clear skies for the Asian bond markets?

ICBC Leasing returned to the international bond markets on Tuesday with a second dollar deal of the year that demonstrated how investors appear ready to pile into deals even if they offer no value relative to secondary market levels. 

The A2AA rated credit priced a $1.5 billion three-tranche offering during the New York day after amassing a final order book of $6 billion. This was split roughly $1 billion for a three-year floater, $2 billion for a three-year fixed-rate tranche and $3 billion for a five-year fixed-rate tranche.

The transaction had exactly the same structure as a previous outing in March, incorporating a keepwell...

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