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Singapore’s bond market goes digital

With the first digital bond issuance in the region for Olam International, not only has SGX cut settlement to two days, it could now become Asia’s fixed income hub for bond issuers.
September 08, 2020

Beware! Asian perpetual deals are back in town

Once considered bull market products, perpetuals are increasingly becoming a more regular component of a borrower’s arsenal. But are bond investors being lulled into a false sense of security about the asset class again?
March 10, 2020

Sri Lanka co-opts its banks (again) to kick start economic growth

The new government wants to get growth back to a level that befits the country’s promise. One key route is a moratorium on loans. The rating agencies loathe the idea, but the country’s leading bankers and economists give a broadly positive assessment.
February 16, 2020