Outlook for the week
We view high yield bonds as more favourable given historically cheap valuations and higher buffers against rising interest rates.
Key economic releases for the week
Last Week Summary
Despite the big negative news surrounding Huarong AMC, activity in the primary credit space still Continued. Total issuance volume is up US$5.13bn (+65%) and Average Initial Price Guidance (IPG) Tightening increased 12.1bps WoW. Average number of account participation increased to 174, more than double compared to previous week’s 71. There were 3 jumbo deals last week, amounting 61.2% of the week’s issuance. Tencent tapped the offshore market to price a US$4.15bn 4-tranche deal, which alone accounted for more than a third of last week’s total issuance volume. US$13.49bn of bonds was issued from 14 deals. Breakdown: Investment Grade: US$11.75bn, High Yield: US$200mm, Non-Rated: US$1.54bn