Asian banks’ debt raising falls off cliff in October on China property concerns
S&P Global | November 22, 2021
Aggregate capital raised by Asia-Pacific banks via debt in October slumped to its lowest this year. Anish Ailawadi, Global Head of Investment Banking, shares his views on the growing concerns over a potential spillover of the liquidity crunch in China’s property sector.
Extract from the article: "Asia-Pacific banks remained on the sidelines in October and issued lesser debt compared to a month ago as investors across the globe showed signs of worry amidst the worsening liquidity crunch in the Chinese property sector… Banks' debt issuance may stay subdued for the rest of the year as China's economy slows and parts of Asia face fresh COVID-19 outbreaks that may drag on economic growth and take a toll on the capital markets and investor sentiment.”