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What to expect from the bond market in 2008

Timing will remain critical in defining the success of a deal for bond issuers this year, says Citi's Aamir Rahim, in an interview with FinanceAsia.
Citi recently held its fifth annual Asia-Pacific fixed-income investor conference in Singapore. As Asian bond issuance grinds to a halt, co-head of Citi's regional fixed-income, currencies and commodities business, Aamir Rahim, talked to FinanceAsia about his outlook for 2008.


Can you tell me what may happen this year in Asia's bond markets

Asia remains one of the highest growth regions in the world with regional GDP growth still forecast at 7% to 8% for 2008. The fundamental backdrop remains encouraging Asian companies have some of the strongest balance sheets and local liquidity remains strong. In addition, the global investor base continues to want to capitalise on this story and invest in Asia. External factors...
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