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Friday, 19 July 2019

Debt Capital Markets 2014

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  • Workers climb up a newly installed high voltage electricity pylon in Chuzhou, Anhui province.

    Debt Capital Markets: Reaching new heights

    Debt Capital Markets: Reaching new heights Source: REUTERS Workers climb up a newly installed high voltage electricity pylon in Chuzhou, Anhui p

  • A Shaolin student guides a Swiss girl of Chinese origin during a campaign to promote kung fu at the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, Henan Province.

    Growing stronger

    Asia’s bond markets continue to develop rapidly, with international sales again running at a record pace, despite the looming threat of interest-rate hikes.

  • A woman holds an umbrella as she walks during heavy rain in Bangkok.

    Strength in adversity

    Asia’s local currency debt markets are vulnerable to local factors and global fund flows, but the Thai baht market’s resilience after a military coup gives reason for optimism elsewhere.

  • Chinese yuan bank notes are seen around a golden Buddha statue at a shopping mall in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province.

    Easier money

    Local interpretations of stringent bank capital requirements are making it easier for Asian lenders to attract investors to issues of Basel III-compliant subordinated bonds.

  • Labourers work inside a steel factory on the outskirts of Agartala, capital of India’s northeastern state of Tripura.

    Picking up steam

    Indian firms are preparing to rush to the offshore bond markets to take advantage of international enthusiasm for the country’s new pro-business government.

  • Recruits of the paramilitary police adjust their uniforms during a training session at a military base in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

    Speeding reform

    China has taken a number of key steps to develop and deepen its domestic debt capital markets, but much work still needs to be done.

  • A boy (L) plays a woman’s role, “Onnagata”, with other boys during their Kabuki performance on stage at Edo Tokyo Museum in Tokyo.

    Going pro

    There are signs of life in Japan’s fledgling debt market for professional investors, but it is still unclear if the Pro-Bond market will pose a challenge to the traditional Samurai.

  • A Chinese bank employee counts yuan notes at a local bank in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu.

    Capital raising

    Bankers are anticipating offerings of billions of dollars of subordinated bonds from Chinese insurers if new solvency regulations are adopted.