China to do first USD bond issuance since October 2004

China plans to sell $2 billion in US dollar denominated bonds later this month, its first US dollar issue in almost 13 years. The country has about $200 million US dollar denominated debt outstanding with bonds maturing in 2027 and 2096 yielding 3.1% and 4.1%...

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Market Awaits Fed Meeting Results This Week

Expectations are for U.S. policy makers to hold rates steady at the Federal Reserve's 2-day meeting on September 19-20.  Instead, the focus will be on whether officials announce that they will start reducing the central banks' US$4.5 trillion balance sheet....

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Fed Survey Results Supportive of Funds Flow into Bonds

The latest U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book survey last week showed a pickup in economic growth but inflation that remains muted, supporting market expectations that a third interest rate hike this year is unlikely.  Economists anticipate that the Fed will hold its...

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Apple’s Bonds as an Alternative to Treasuries

As the flight-to-quality continues amidst geopolitical tensions brought about by North Korea's nuclear ambitions and uncertainty over Trump's policies, investors' search for safe assets have led many to consider Apple Inc.'s bonds as substitutes to U.S. Treasuries....

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Evidence for Green Bonds Outperformance

With the State Bank of India, the country's largest lender, planing to raise up to US$3 billion in India's largest overseas green bond issue, investor support will be a key factor determining the success of the issue.  It is at this time that HSBC's corporate credit...

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