The government has committed millions to helping save both Qantas and Virgin Australia, although the CEO of the former has publicly stated the later doesn’t deserve it. How much Virgin ends up receiving could have a significant impact on its corporate bond holders.
The country's national treasurer explains the government's action plan to facilitate a sovereign rating upgrade to the coveted A status. Prioritising domestic debt fundraising over international and expanding its product mix to include sukuks and green bonds are part of the answer.
After a lacklustre few years thanks in part to over-regulation, Pakistan is cleaning up its image for issuers and investors and betting on simplified IPO rules to catalyse the market. Three IPOs are waiting for approval and more are in the wings, bankers claim.
China’s property development sector has set the dial to stability in the coming year but Moody’s believes tight regulatory controls on home buyers, restrictions on credit and weakening sentiment will all affect developers’ financial profiles.