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Singapore's bond market still a good bet

And it will continue the strong showing through the end of 2016.

ON A ROLL: In August alone, eight blue-chip issuers have issued bonds worth S$1.1 billion. Indeed, market sentiment remains positive, with the Singapore Fixed Income Index outperforming the STI by over 5% this year.

SINGAPORE'S primary bond market has enjoyed a strong run in 2016. Singapore dollar (SGD) denominated bonds recorded a healthy growth of 15 per cent in issuance volumes, some S$15.6 billion (year to date), versus the same period last year. This stands out against the broader South-east Asia