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Emerging Asia market rebound in sight with China, trade caveats

Malaysia’s ringgit was their favourite of eight regional currencies, while for bonds, China was the top pick.

Modi’s record debt sales before polls to pressure Indian bonds

Investors have turned skittish about the health of India’s finances amid signs that the government is ready to sacrifice fiscal discipline.

Qatar to put US$500 million in Lebanon bonds to support economy

Lebanon has one of the world's highest levels of public debt compared to GDP and stagnant growth.

JPMorgan sees Gulf bond sales slipping as rates, volatility rise

Prospective issuers may turn to bank loans for funding if bond-market volatility increases.

Emerging markets seen bringing more pain to investors in 2019

Almost all emerging Asian currencies are expected to weaken by the end of June.

Indonesia raises US$3 billion in sale of dollar bonds

A ministry official says Jakarta aims to sell bonds worth 120 trillion rupiah (US$8.41 billion) equivalent in foreign currencies to fund the 2019 budget.

Indonesian bonds back on menu as Asia high-yielders lure inflows

Indonesian debt is closing in on its best month in three years as Asia’s high-yielders move back onto investors’ radar.

Philippines to raise US$254 mil via retail bonds to help rebuild...

The bond sale, which would be the first in a series of offerings, would cover this year's and next year's funding requirement for the rehabilitation of Marawi.

Abu Dhabi firm denies RM28 billion IPIC bonds linked to 1MDB

The firm is reported as saying that there is currently no debt owed by the 1MDB group to IPIC or the Mubadala group.

Lehman’s carcass has handed huge profits to distressed funds

More than US$124.6 billion has flowed to Lehman creditors, and another US$1.4 billion may yet be coming.

Markets wrap: Stocks rise as Asia rebounds; lira jumps on rates

After the Bank of England held rates as expected and as traders digest Turkey’s hike, all eyes now turn to the European Central Bank which is seeking a move away from easy policy without staving off growth.

Asia stocks trade mixed; dollar edges higher

Investors are hoping the global economy can withstand shocks from trade restrictions even as emerging markets remain under pressure, with Argentina and Turkey the latest epicentres for denting sentiment.

Asian stocks slip on tariff plan; yen holds gains

Caution is creeping into markets as global stocks round out a month that’s seen a strong rally from mid-August.

No trades in Japan’s 10-year bonds show BOJ’s tweaks inadequate

The BOJ has maintained bond-purchase amounts at its regular operations over the past month amid calls by investors for it to cut back.

Citi among banks winning dismissal of bond-rigging suit

Investors sued almost a dozen banks in 2016, alleging they fixed prices that were quoted to clients, steered business and shared confidential information to one another.

Time to buy Indian bonds as RBI seen on hold, HDFC...

A group of investors are betting that a rout in Indian bonds that started last August is coming to an end.

World Bank says demand for blockchain bond tops expectations

Investors included Commonwealth Bank of Australia, First State Super, Northern Trust and the Treasury Corporation of Victoria.

Indonesia wants foreigners to own less bonds in long run

The Finance Ministry is seeking to bring down the amount of government bonds owned by offshore funds to 20% from almost 38%.

World Bank to issue world’s first blockchain bond

The technology is most often associated with cryptocurrencies -- like bitcoin -- which often raise suspicion about their reliability and volatility, as well as their use for criminal purposes.

The data you need to watch to predict where the yuan’s...

The yuan will likely be supported by an improvement in the economy through year-end and an inflow of money as foreign investors buy onshore bonds.

Funds turn bullish on Indonesia bonds even as rupiah weakens

The bullish sentiment about the bonds of Southeast Asia’s biggest economy highlight that areas of perceived value are emerging amid a slide in developing-nation assets that started in January.

Run-up to US recession is good time for emerging markets

History suggests that the inversion has no influence on emerging markets. At best, it might be a bullish signal.

Singapore’s rich turn wary of bonds sold by smaller firms

Fresh signs have emerged of stress among smaller borrowers in the local debt market this year.

Report: Former Goldman banker linked to 1MDB may plead guilty

The Wall Street Journal reports that the bank’s former Southeast Asia chairman is in talks with US prosecutors over possible criminal charges in relation to deals with 1MDB.