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  1. Asset class takes off as debt markets gain strength in Asia

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... debt market, in line with their mandate to promote the stability of the financial system. Before the 1990s, the debt market in Hong Kong was virtually non-existent. In the past decade, the Hong ... investor participation. Outstanding debt has grown in recent years; by the end of last year, it was HK$748billion. The Exchange Fund accounted for about 17.6 per cent of the total outstanding debt ...

  2. Asian growth drives high-yield debt issuance

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck The flood of investment dollars entering Asia is fuelling a boom in high-yield debt issuance with defaults kept below the global average, thanks to the region's strong ... in 2004. The share of new debt that rated high yield was 47 per cent last year, up from 28 per cent in 2002. 'We can probably expect to see US$6 billion to US$8 billion of bond issues in Asia ...

  3. Asian bonds rebound as risk hungry abandon vigilance to chase high yields

    Posted Mar 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the stain of the late 1990s crash. Mainland firms are beating a well-worn path to Hong Kong to sell good quality, high-yield bonds to finance their growth. With growing debt supply and demand have ... the debt markets are poised to see significant growth,' said Brian Baker, who heads the Pimco office. 'While the debt markets are still small relative to the equity markets, growth is far ...

  4. Chill winds carry an ominous threat

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Europe and the US, reflects a fundamental shift of sentiment in international markets. Amid evidence of slowing growth, the unconvincing response of the US and Europe to their debt crises has been the catalyst for pessimism and fear about the world's economic prospects. The debt problem is huge, and there is no obvious way out. Unless reined in by revived growth and austerity ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    HSBC turns Asian loan clients into junk bond issuers

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Europe's largest bank managed US$5.3 billion of high-yield debt globally in the first quarter, moving up to 10th place after ranking 13th in the previous three full years, data shows. HSBC led junk ... HSBC's head of global markets for Asia Pacific. "Bonds are a complementary and viable source of funding for them, alongside traditional bank debt." HSBC is jostling with UBS for the top ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... downside risk on the mainland also came from excessive local government debt. "Local governments are under growing pressure to embark on large infrastructure projects to foster growth and employment, especially in the second and third years of China's five-year plan," Shariff said. "Moreover, over half of the debt contracted by local government financing vehicles under ...

  7. Eurobonds unlikely to tempt Asia investors

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Scrambling to find solutions to the euro zone debt crisis, Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, and other influential voices have floated the idea ... the usual 'safe haven' government bonds, assuming the relevant backers continue to prosper and make good on their debt obligations. 'Traditionally, government bonds have always been ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Asian corporate bonds market hits US$100b

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... in the face of lacklustre stock market performances. The increased capital flows into Asian bond markets from debt-laden economies in the West is likely to drive investor demand for coupon-paying ... in the three main international currencies- the US dollar, the yen and the euro- in the first nine months of the year, according to data provider Dealogic. Terence Chia, co-head of debt syndication ...

  9. Asian confidence grows

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Global markets may be in turmoil due to the euro-zone debt crisis, but financial advisers in Hong Kong and Singapore are more confident about the performance of their local economies now ... of financial advisers in Asia surveyed believe the European debt crisis is the biggest threat to their region, and this is in contrast to the previous quarter where global contagion was seen ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... were injured. Authorities say they have begun prosecuting 20 officers involved in the crackdown and that more steps will be taken. Euro zone 1: China focuses on debt crisis, trade pact China's top think tanks on international relations and the global economy offer their assessments on the euro zone's debt crisis and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact at the China ...




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