China to Issue Dollar Bonds Amid Trade War with the U.S.

China's Ministry of Finance plans to issue US$3 billion of 5-year, 10-year and 30-year bonds on 11 October 2018.  This comes a year after the sovereign tapped the U.S. dollar bond markets for US$2 billion, after a more than 10-year hiatus.  Although the Ministry of...

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Bank of Japan Tapers Purchases Prompting Bonds Sell-Off

The Bank of Japan ("BOJ") trimmed its buying of bonds due in more than 25 years by 10 billion yen ($88.9 million) to 50 billion yen at its regular operation on 21 September 2018, the first reduction since July. The central bank had said in July that it will tolerate...

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EM Woes Weigh on an Otherwise Quiet August

The month of August has been varied for the bond markets with 56.9% of USD bonds in our universe having a positive monthly return (ex-coupon). The remaining 43.1% of bonds have delivered a negative return for investors. The bonds with a negative price return have...

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