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Today's Headlines Bond Market

  • Bond Market of Indonesia: Investors Hunt for Sukuk Again

    Bond Market of Indonesia: Investors Hunt for Sukuk Again

    The Finance Ministry of Indonesia collected IDR 5.17 trillion (approx. USD $359 million) worth of Islamic bonds (in Indonesian: Surat Berharga Syariah Negara, or SBSN) through an auction on Tuesday (07/08), well above the indicative target of IDR 4 trillion (approx. USD $278 million). Islamic bonds are also known as Sukuk.

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  • Sarana Multi Infrastruktur First Indonesian Company to Sell Green Bonds

    Sarana Multi Infrastruktur First Indonesian Company to Sell Green Bonds

    Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI), a fully state-owned infrastructure financing company that plays an active role in facilitating infrastructure development across Indonesia, became the first corporate entity to issue green bonds in Indonesia. The green bonds were listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning (10/07).

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  • Despite Weak Sentiments Indonesia to Go-Ahead with Samurai Bonds Issuance

    Despite Weak Sentiments Indonesia to Go-Ahead with Samurai Bonds Issuance

    On Friday (27/04) Indonesian stocks and the rupiah were stable, a performance that is in stark contrast to that of the past week. Capital outflows, the direct consequence of US treasury yields climbing beyond 3 percent, are also negative for Indonesian bond yields. Indonesia's 10-year state bond yield (FR0064) rose to 7.130 percent on Thursday (26/04), its highest position since July 2017 and jumping from 6.995 percent on the preceding day.

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  • First in Asia; Indonesia Sells $1.25 Billion of Global Green Bonds

    First in Asia; Indonesia Sells $1.25 Billion of Global Green Bonds

    The government of Indonesia raised USD $1.25 billion through the issuance of global "green" bonds, hence becoming the first Asian country to issue this type of bond. With the proceeds from the green bond the Indonesian government will fund projects that have positive environmental and/or climate benefits.

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  • After Jasa Marga's Success, PLN Plans to Issue Global Rupiah Bonds

    After Jasa Marga's Success, PLN Plans to Issue Global Rupiah Bonds

    Indonesia's state-owned utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) plans to issue rupiah-denominated global bonds (known as 'komodo bonds', 'nasi goreng' bonds or 'rendang' bonds) in the second quarter of 2018. PLN targets to raise up to USD $2 billion through the bond issuance. Proceeds will be used for financing its part in Indonesia's 35,000 MW power development program as well as for debt payments.

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  • Bond Market Indonesia: Weak Demand for ORI014 Retail Bonds

    The latest series of (conventional) Indonesian Retail Bonds (in Indonesian: Obligasi Ritel Indonesia, or ORI) was poorly absorbed by Indonesian retail investors. According to the latest available data, only IDR 8.95 trillion (approx. USD $663 million) was invested in the ORI014 series that was on sale between 29 September and 19 October 2017.

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  • Indonesia Gives Most Attractive Returns on USD Corporate Bonds

    Indonesia Gives Most Attractive Returns on USD Corporate Bonds

    Based on information from Bloomberg, Indonesia is now the most attractive country in Asia in terms of returns on US dollar-denominated corporate bonds as an improving domestic economy - and especially an upturn in the country's coal sector - is driving gains in Indonesia's US dollar-denominated corporate bonds.

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  • Some Like it Hot, Indonesian Companies Studying Nasi Goreng Bonds

    While competition has become increasingly fierce on the domestic bond market, two of Indonesia's state-controlled companies - but listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange - are studying plans to sell rupiah-denominated corporate bonds on the global market (so-called nasi goreng bonds, a reference to the famous Indonesian fried rice dish). The two companies that are studying these plans are toll road developer and operator Jasa Marga and construction company Wijaya Karya.

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  • Islamic Finance: Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia's Sukuk in Demand

    Islamic Finance: Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia's Sukuk in Demand

    Islamic bonds (sukuk) sold by Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia, a government owned company engaged in the agro-industry, pharmaceutical industry and trade, were 2.4 times oversubscribed. Initially, the company targeted to sell IDR 200 billion (approx. USD $15 million) worth of sukuk (with a coupon rate of 10 percent). However, demand was as high as IDR 475 billion.

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  • Why Relatively Few Corporate Bonds are Sold in Indonesia?

    Why Relatively Few Corporate Bonds are Sold in Indonesia?

    There are several reasons why the number of corporate bond sales in Indonesia is still low compared to other Asian countries (even though we do detect a rising trend in Indonesia from year to year). Anup Kumar, senior fixed income analyst at Maybank Indonesia, said the number of corporate bonds sales in Indonesia is on the rise this year, but total outstanding bonds in Indonesia is considerably lower than in other Asian nations. What explains this situation?

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Latest Columns Bond Market

  • Indonesian Bonds Added to Bloomberg Barclay's Global Aggregate Index

    Indonesian Bonds Added to Bloomberg Barclay's Global Aggregate Index

    Indonesia's global rupiah-denominated government bonds will enter the Bloomberg Barclay's Global Aggregate Index per May 2018. On Wednesday (21/02) Bloomberg announced that Indonesia's global rupiah bonds meet all criteria to become a member of the Global Aggregate Index. This decision shows the degree of rising foreign confidence in Indonesian bonds, hence in the Indonesian rupiah and the Indonesian economy as a whole.

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  • Bond Market Indonesia: Foreign Investors Ditched SBN in February

    In the first two weeks of February 2018 foreign investors aggressively sold rupiah-denominated government bonds (in Indonesian: Surat Berharga Negara, or SBN) in the secondary market. Up to 14 February 2018, foreign investors sold IDR 18.69 trillion (approx. USD $1.4 billion) worth of government bonds in February.

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  • International Bond Market: What Are Indonesia's Komodo Bonds?

    International Bond Market: What Are Indonesia's Komodo Bonds?

    Earlier this week Indonesian state-controlled construction company Wijaya Karya listed its 'komodo bonds' on the London Stock Exchange in the United Kingdom, an event that was witnessed by Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. But Wijaya Karya was not the first company to issue komodo bonds. On 13 December 2017 toll road company Jasa Marga sold IDR 4 trillion (approx. USD $298 million) in three-year bonds (priced at 7.5 percent).

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  • Rupiah-Denominated Global Bonds: Wijaya Karya Prepares Komodo Bonds

    Rupiah-Denominated Global Bonds: Wijaya Karya Preparing "Komodo Bonds"

    Construction company Wijaya Karya (Wika) is conducting a roadshow for its rupiah-denominated global bonds (to be listed on the London Stock Exchange). Wika is following the example of state-controlled toll road operator Jasa Marga that listed its rupiah-denominated global bonds (also known as "komodo bonds") in London on 13 December 2017.

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  • Low Coupon Rate Makes Indonesia's Latest ORI Bonds Unappealing

    Low Coupon Rate Makes Indonesia's Latest ORI Bonds Unappealing

    The offering period of the Indonesian central government's latest series of (conventional) Indonesian Retail Bonds (in Indonesian: Obligasi Ritel Indonesia, or ORI) is almost over (it closes on Thursday, 19 October 2017). Contrary to our earlier report, demand for the ORI014 series seems not as strong as initially expected.

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  • Bonds Indonesia: Wijaya Karya & Jasa Marga Eye Nasi Goreng Bonds

    Two state-controlled companies are planning to issue global rupiah-denominated bonds (often called nasi goreng bonds). Construction company Wijaya Karya, which is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, plans to issue up to USD $500 million of nasi goreng bonds in the second half of 2017. Besides the nasi goreng bonds, the company also plans to sell up to IDR 5 trillion of rupiah-denominated bonds on the domestic market.

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  • Jasa Marga Posts Good Earnings, Plans Global Rupiah Bonds

    Jasa Marga Posts Good Earnings, Plans Global Rupiah Bonds

    Indonesian state-controlled toll road operator - yet listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange - Jasa Marga considers to issue rupiah-denominated global bonds as an alternative source to seek funds for investment in toll road infrastructure development. Donny Arsal, Finance Director of Jasa Marga, said the company needs IDR 7 trillion (approx. USD $526 million) for investment in 2017. These funds should be collected through bonds, asset securitization, and bank loans.

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  • New Sharia-Compliant Government Retail Bonds Sale in Indonesia

    New Sharia-Compliant Government Retail Bonds Sale in Indonesia

    The government of Indonesia plans to sell another series of sharia-compliant government retail bonds (in Indonesian: Sukuk Negara Ritel, abbreviated Sukri). The offering period is planned for 4 February - 2 March 2017. However, Suminto, Islamic Financing Director at the Budget Financing and Risk Management Office within Indonesia's Finance Ministry, did not inform about the indicative target for this issuance. He only informed local media that the target of the bond issuance will be in line with the government's financing needs and existing market conditions.

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  • Bond Market Indonesia: Euro Bonds Sales a Success, Samurai Bonds Next

    Bond Market Indonesia: Euro Bonds Sales a Success, Samurai Bonds Next

    The Indonesian government sold €3 billion worth of euro-denominated bonds (Surat Utang Negara, or SUN) on Tuesday (07/06) consisting of €1.5 billion of 7-year tenure bonds with a yield of 2.772 percent and €1.5 billion of 12-year tenure bonds with a yield of 3.906 percent. Combined, the issuance was oversubscribed 1.79 times with a total book order for the dual-trance bonds at €8.36 billion. Robert Pakpahan, Director General of Financing and Risk Management at Indonesia's Finance Ministry, said funds will be used to finance the 2016 budget deficit, which is expected to widen to 2.48 percent of GDP.

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  • Indonesia in April: State Budget & 7-day Reverse Repurchase Rate

    Indonesia in April: State Budget & 7-day Reverse Repurchase Rate

    If we look back on the month of April, two important matters - related to the economy - occurred in Indonesia this month: (1) in the first week of April, the Indonesian government managed to complete the Revised 2016 State Budget (RAPBN-P 2016), and, one week later, (2) the central bank (Bank Indonesia) announced it will adopt a new benchmark monetary tool per 19 August 2016 - the so-called seven-day reverse repurchase rate - that is to replace the existing BI rate (which fails to influence market liquidity effectively).

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