Vietnam prices debut international global bond.

Investors rewarded by long wait for Vietnam bond.

The Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam stepped onto the international debt market stage last night October 27 with an upsized debut $750 million offering. The transaction has been in the works for a number of years, but the long wait clearly paid off as country executed one of the most successful emerging market bonds in recent years.

The 10-year deal gathered a huge order book, allowing lead manager Credit Suisse First Boston to price well inside of initial price guidance. The notes were initially marketed at a size of $500 million and yield around the 7.25% level.

However, as the deal built up momentum, the...

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