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High-Yield Debt

Companies flock to sell their junk bonds in Singapore

Companies in Southeast Asia are looking at Singapore as a viable alternative for high-yield bond issues in amounts that would be too small for US dollar investors.

Friday, 4 October, 2013, 3:57pm

Business Digest, March 7, 2013

BOCHK Asset Management launched yesterday the first high-yield yuan bond fund authorised by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. 

7 Mar 2013 - 6:12am

Year of the bonds

For all the gloom, some may overlook the fact that 2012 was a great year. Virtually all asset classes scored gains, with even equity markets venturing into positive territory thanks to a second-half rally.

31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am

Bullish on bonds

Daily markets tell a tale of unremitting gloom. Economies are weak, share prices are sinking, the euro-zone crisis goes on and on. But there is a market out there that is not just trending up, it's booming: bonds.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Panda bond threat to dim sum market

Will the panda eat dim sum for breakfast?

The mainland's securities regulator is looking at the possibility of letting foreign companies raise money by issuing so-called panda bonds on the Shanghai Stock Exchange - a move that could dent Hong Kong's lucrative dim sum bond business.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Emerging markets benefit

In a diversified portfolio, bonds are often seen as the 'unexciting' part - long-term holdings giving moderate returns. But with savings rates near zero and warnings coming from every side about the prospects for property, stocks and currencies, investors are seeing bonds in a new light.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Eurobonds unlikely to tempt Asia investors

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 of a new type of bond.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

New world of retail debt

A whole new class of Hong Kong retail debt investors is about to come into being as the government allocates its first retail bond. The creation of this inflation-linked bond, or iBond, has generated considerable interest despite the fact that bonds have consistently underperformed other assets. While it remains easy to be underwhelmed by the performance of bonds, they have their adherents.

25 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Yuan bond market expanding fast in HK

Hong Kong's largely unrated yuan bond market is growing fast despite concerns over poor corporate governance at mainland companies.

The offshore yuan bond market came to a standstill last month following fears over the Greek debt crisis and a short-seller's report that Canada-listed Sino-Forest overstated its timber holdings.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Investors wary of Chinese bonds

The Greek debt crisis and concerns about the veracity of the financial statements of Chinese companies have hit Asia's high-yield debt market, especially bonds sold by mainland companies with short track records.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am