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Risk-averse investors find safer harbour in Sing-dollar bonds

This year's deals have so far been dominated by higher-quality corporates, and longer tenures are now in fashion, say market observers

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"New issuance this year has almost entirely been from high-quality issuers such as DBS, Mapletree and Ascendas, whereas last year, the market was still open for smaller companies and first-time issuers." - Mr Gopalakrishnan of Credit Suisse Private Banking Asia-Pacific

Singapore

SINGAPORE bonds sales have so far been brisk in 2016, as risk-averse investors turn to high-quality debt.

The better credits have been quick to seize the opportunity to sell bonds, offering them lower interest rates and longer tenures.

In the year to date, bond

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