China Huarong’s woes cause pain across Asia’s markets


China Huarong’s woes cause pain across Asia’s markets

Fears around the health of China Huarong Asset Management Co rattled investors this week and took a toll on Asia’s bond market. The bad debt manager’s dollar bonds have tumbled, bringing new issuance from China to a near halt and putting pressure on other state-linked credits in the secondary market. Morgan Davis reports.

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    Vingroup scores with novel exchangeable

    Vingroup Joint Stock Company raised $500m from an exchangeable bond this week, selling the largest equity-linked transaction from Vietnam — and developing the market by using novel structural features never seen before in the country. Rashmi Kumar reports.

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    Social contract: The future of ESG finance in Japan

    Japanese issuers have embraced green, social and sustainability bonds, offering domestic and international investors a range of deals designed to tackle climate change, gender equality and other problems. But the local investor base is still small — and some issuers have lingering questions about funding costs. GlobalCapital talked to a group of leading market participants about the potential for Japan’s ESG bond market.

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    Japan’s top credits endure Covid volatility

    Japanese issuers have just been through one of the most volatile, unpredictable years in decades. Although the impact of Covid-19 on capital markets was not as violent as the aftermath of the global financial crisis, huge questions about economic growth, trade and asset allocation meant it was arguably a more troubling period for issuers and investors alike. GlobalCapital talked to some of the country’s best-regarded issuers about how they navigated the market.

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    Japanese bond issuance booms in wake of pandemic

    The Japanese bond market had a blow-out year in 2020, despite the ongoing pandemic and related volatility. With 2021 already characterised by eager borrowers and large acquisition financing activity, DCM bankers are preparing for another record setting year. Morgan Davis reports.

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