Tag Archives: S&P/DB ORBIT Index

PMIs vs. Pan Asia Bond Markets

The China PMI continued to show deterioration while the headline PMIs for other countries like South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia also ticked down.  The market is expecting more easing to come in order to support the growth. As of May 15, 2015, the S&P Pan Asia Bond Index rose 0.10% this month, bringing the year-to-date Read more […]

Asia Fixed Income: China Onshore vs. Offshore

The China offshore renminbi (CNH) bond market has been serving some investors as a gateway to Chinese bonds until the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) program takes off.  The size of offshore renminbi market is approaching CNH 800 billion, yet it is relatively small when compared with the CNY 27 trillion onshore bond market, Read more […]

Asia Fixed Income: Dim Sum – What is on the Menu?

As tracked by the S&P/DB ORBIT Index, the size of the offshore renminbi bond market rose 66% year-to-date (YTD) and reached CNY 280 billion*, which reflected the robust supply in 2014. And if we look at the index exposure by issue year, the new issues in 2014 represent 53% of the index. Exhibit 1: Index Read more […]

A Comparison of Two Corporate Bond Markets

The possibility of interest rates remaining low means investors will continue to search for yield while also looking to diversify market exposures.  Below we offer a snapshot of two corporate bond landscapes: the U.S. corporate bond market and the Chinese corporate bond market, which has expanded rapidly in recent years. Size Tracked by the S&P Read more […]