A luxury store in Beijing. A slowdown in bond issuance in developed markets could be partially offset by increasing debt issuance in China, where a number of sizeable corporate bonds are expected to reach maturity by 2020. Photo: AFP

Trade war, economic slowdown and tighter monetary policy weighing on credit market, says S&P

  • Global bond issuance was down by 19 per cent in 2018
  • An estimated US$11 trillion in corporate debt is maturing by 2023
Topic |   China economy

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A luxury store in Beijing. A slowdown in bond issuance in developed markets could be partially offset by increasing debt issuance in China, where a number of sizeable corporate bonds are expected to reach maturity by 2020. Photo: AFP
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The United Nations organisation estimated that European companies are likely to capture about US$70 billion in trade – about US$50 billion in Chinese exports and US$20 billion in US exports – that have traditionally passed between the world’s two largest economies. Photo: Reuters

European Union likely to profit the most from US-China trade war, UN group says

  • European companies likely to capture US$70 billion in trade because of the dispute between President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Donald Trump
  • Japan, Mexico and Canada also likely to benefit from tensions, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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The United Nations organisation estimated that European companies are likely to capture about US$70 billion in trade – about US$50 billion in Chinese exports and US$20 billion in US exports – that have traditionally passed between the world’s two largest economies. Photo: Reuters
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