News analysis

  • Demand disclosure from sovereigns

    26 May 2010

    Sovereign issuers can no longer rely on reputation alone when selling bonds. They must face up to industry disclosure standards, and investors should demand more too

  • Indonesia may amend material transaction rules

    18 May 2010

    Bapepam plans to alter controversial rules governing material transactions, to the relief of issuers and underwriters doing debt offerings

  • HIRE must be refined before it’s introduced

    11 May 2010

    The final structure of the US bill imposing a withholding tax on foreign bond issuers has calmed industry fears, but problems must still be resolved before it can be implemented smoothly