Fed Signals One More Hike for 2017

As expected the Fed hiked rates by 25 bps. Asian corporate bonds rallied post FOMC. US 10 year bond yields continue to decline, they are now at 2.14% and at the lows for the year. The next meeting is on July 27, with only a 2.5% chance of a hike. Should inflation and...

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China to Issue First Sovereign Bond since 2004

Following a previous downgrade of China's credit rating by one notch to A1 on May 24th, China continues its efforts in bonds offerings in bid to internationalise its currency. China’s Ministry Of Finance has announced that it will issue 14 billion of Yuan denominated...

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1, 2, 3, 4th Fed Hike!

The Fed is in the midst of its two-day policy meeting. It is widely anticipated that it will hike rates for the 4th time in this cycle late Wednesday night Asia time. With only one increase each in 2015 and 2016, this will also be the first time that two rate hikes...

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So how much can a bond trader lie?

A Jury in the US is deliberating what constitutes a lie, as the cases against three Ex- Nomura bond traders draw to a close. The main charges are about the traders lying to customers about prices of bonds and teaching their subordinates in the firm on how to lie. The...

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