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For the full pdf version, click Snapshot - 4Q2017 Valuation Overview of APAC USD issuance.


Snapshot - Valuations of APAC USD bonds issued in 4Q2017

** Highlights of the Report**

  • Valuations of notable APAC USD bond issuance in 4Q2017 shows generally positive performance across the board although Chinese high yield issuance were clear underperformers
  • 4Q2017 took third place in terms of quarterly issuance volume with a total of USD103.692bn, about 4.18% more than 2Q2017
  • Corporate IG Senior new issues in 4Q2017 have largely outperformed heading into the year-end with only the Korean and Indian issuance underperforming
  • Corporate HY Senior new issuance valuations highlight a clear underperformance from Chinese names
  • 4Q2017 Financials IG Senior new issues performance was rather underwhelming as a whole, led by Chinese Financials who dominated issuance in this space in 4Q2017
  • New SSAs/SOEs USD issuances saw largely positive performances all round although Chinese SSA issuances widened
  • 2017 APAC USD issuance totalled USD451.785bn across all formats (RegS, 144A etc.)

Charts

  • Country breakdowns for Corporates IG & HY
  • Country breakdowns for Financials IG & HY
  • Country breakdowns for SSAs/SOEs IG & HY
  • 2017 YTD issuance volume per country (full year)

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