Average yield premiums on dollar bonds issued by Korean companies recently dropped to the lowest in more than four months, as a pause persists in the North’s missile and nuclear tests. The situation means pricing on South Korean debt might be just right for some foreign investors. The yield pickup is still attractive after increases earlier this year, when tensions ran higher, but with relative calm recently that’s now helping push spreads down.
The almost $700 million in Korean green note offerings so far in 2017 is still only a small fraction of the global total of $92.7 billion, a market that has expanded 45 percent this year. Issuance in the Asian nation will likely pick up in step with the government’s eco-friendly policies and global increase in demand for such notes, according to Yoon Hee-sung, treasurer at Export-Import Bank of Korea, which sold the first green bond by a Korean issuer in 2013.
“When assets around the world come up for sale, we receive numerous inquiries as to potential interest from Korean buyers,” said David Chung, the head of Korea investment banking at Goldman Sachs, the top adviser on Korea M&As. “With the growth of its multinational conglomerates, interest from global and homegrown private equity funds and large sovereign wealth funds, the positive momentum around Korea-related M&A looks to continue.”
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".