investment grade

Strong demand for Tencent’s $5b bond

The rarity value of an offshore bond issue from a large Chinese internet services firm has led to strong investor demand for the $5 billion paper, especially at the long end.
April 03, 2019

German auto manufacturers drive Panda issuance

Panda bond issuance has picked up. It is being driven by German car manufacturers BMW and Daimler but UOB has just printed Singapore's first issue and sovereign interest remains high.
March 14, 2019

Chinese offshore property bond issuance doubles

Chinese offshore property bond issuance has more than doubled this year, while the average yield-to-maturity for non-investment grade bonds in the sector has risen to its highest level ever.
March 13, 2019

Hong Kong brings Wild West to Asian bond market

A potent brew of volatile markets, inexperienced issuers and increasing competition among banks and brokerages has led to a marked deterioration in G3 bond market practices out of Hong Kong. Calls for change are growing louder.
March 06, 2019

Why China faces more TLAC challenges than Japan

Huge issuance requirements combined with a small international investor base pose unique challenges for China’s big four banks as they gear up to raise billions of dollars of capital.
February 14, 2019