Asia’s bond market is flying high

By Henrik Raber

SUMMARY

Asia’s bond markets in general have had a buyout year so far. Asia ex Japan (AEJ) issuance is up 61 per cent compared to this time last year. While markets in the West slowed during the summer, Asia’s markets continue to buzz.

Project bonds are a significant opportunity in Asia, given the region’s massive infrastructure funding needs in the next decade, and with China’s Belt and Road initiative fuelling more opportunities.

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