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Sovereign Bond

Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) has approved an initial quota for the investment, the first time that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) would have invested directly in a sovereign bond market of an Asian country other than Japan, Philip Lowe, the RBA's deputy governor, said yesterday at the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

Thursday, 25 April, 2013, 5:37am

2012 seen as year for bonds and gold

Volatile stock markets and the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis meant bonds and gold would be the wisest investments this year, Catherine Cheung Man-wah, head of investment strategy and research in Citibank's global consumer group, said yesterday.

4 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing to seek 15b yuan in Hong Kong bond offer

The Ministry of Finance will raise 15 billion yuan through the sale of bonds in Hong Kong on Wednesday next week, marking the city's third issue of yuan-denominated sovereign bonds.

10 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Ask our experts

The sovereign debt crisis in Greece seems to have turned a corner with the announcement of another European Union bailout, albeit one that involves potentially steep losses for bond investors.

The question for the expert panel this week:

How would the resolution of the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis affect regional bond markets?

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Emerging markets

Appreciating local currency bonds are starting to attract interest by investors hoping to diversify

Emerging markets are a top choice for investors who wish to diversify their assets, but foreign investors remain underinvested in emerging market bonds compared to equities, said Hong Kong-based Joel Kim, head of Asian debt at ING Investment Management.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

China launches US$1.7b bond

The roadshow for the dual currency sovereign bond will begin on Friday

China will start marketing its new dual currency sovereign bond on Friday with the aim of raising the equivalent of about US$1.7 billion, the Ministry of Finance said in a statement.

13 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Chexim offer may be hard to refuse

The Export-Import Bank of China (Chexim) seems determined to make its first global bond issue in five years a success by offering an attractive yield to investors.

The state-owned policy bank for exports and imports is marketing its 10-year US dollar-denominated bond with an indicative yield 96 basis points above the comparable US Treasury, according to market sources.

21 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

China steps closer to sovereign bond debut

China is moving closer to making its debut in the global bond market in two years, with a regulatory submission being filed for the US dollar tranche of its sovereign bond issue.

The forthcoming sovereign bond offer also comprises a euro dollar tranche.

26 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Strong demand greets China eurobond issue

China's first sovereign deutschemark note issue in 10 years met strong demand yesterday, after pricing for the long-expected deal was announced.

Initial spreads of 55 basis points above five-year German government bonds, or bunds, immediately tightened to 53 basis points, syndicate officials said.

20 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Mixed view on strong bonds

THE outlook for bonds next year is mixed because this year's gains have left many doubting whether there is much remaining upside.

Many bonds have delivered returns of more than 20 per cent during the last 12 months, boosted by the anticipation of a lower interest rate environment.

31 Dec 1995 - 12:00am