Fixed income

May 07, 2019

Green_bondsHong Kong’s governing authority has become the first Asian signatory to the Green Bond Pledge, a joint initiative developed by international climate finance and environmental bodies.

Apr 02, 2019

RenminbiHundreds of Chinese yuan-denominated government and policy bank securities are being phased into the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index over a 20-month period, which began on April 1, 2019.

Mar 11, 2019

Shanghai_waterfrontInfrastructure investment aimed at powering economic growth – and with it, Beijing’s global ambitions – coincides with efforts to open China’s financial sector further to foreign investors. Romil Patel reports from Shanghai.

Mar 11, 2019

Paharganj_New_DelhiAfter a less-than-stellar 2018, investors in Indian sovereign bonds could be in for a pleasant 2019. the outlook for the rupee, despite being mostly stable, is harder to ascertain, writes Dilsher Dhillon.

Mar 11, 2019

Osaka-Shi_JapanLooking ahead to the rest of the year, investors in Asia share their views on risks and opportunities in Indonesia, Vietnam, India and Japan.

Feb 05, 2019

RenminbiThe influence of China’s currency is continuing to grow from a global standpoint after it was confirmed that Chinese government renminbi bonds and policy bank securities will be added to the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index.

Jan 29, 2019

Standard_and_PoorsChina’s central bank has given S&P Global the nod to rate its domestic bonds – a first for a company wholly owned by an international credit ratings agency.

Jan 29, 2019

China_and_Hong-Kong_flagChina’s regulator has given JPMorgan Asset Management (JPMAM) the green light for the northbound distribution of two funds as the world’s second largest economy continues to open its markets to foreign institutions.

Jan 22, 2019

UK-based index compiler FTSE Russell has extended its coverage of China’s bond market with the introduction of a new index series tracking Chinese green bonds.

Jan 15, 2019

Asian_Infrastructure_Investment_BankThe board of directors at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has given the green light for a $500 million managed credit portfolio.

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