Capital Markets | Sovereign Debt
The Philippines sold $2 billion of 25-year bonds in January, in a highly successful sale that attracted $13.5 billion in orders.
Japan | Newsmakers
Just weeks after Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, surprised the world with a bold plan to inflate Japanese assets and weaken the Japanese yen by buying 80 trillion yen ($680 billion) in Japanese bonds, exchange-traded funds and real estate investment trusts, prime minister Shinzō Abe upstaged him by calling a snap election for mid-December, two years ahead of schedule.
China | Capital Markets
In a major step toward opening China’s capital account, Hong Kong and Shanghai have linked their equity markets and abolished the cap on how much Chinese currency Hong Kong residents may purchase (or sell) daily.