Summary: The Lebanese commercial banks investments in foreign bonds
and equities in 2018 dropped by 10.2 percent in 2018 to $3.56 billion compared to 2017
Japan's Ministry of Finance said Japanese investors bought in JPAY=3 trillion (US$28.25 billion; NT$884.81 billion) mid- and long-term foreign bonds
in June, among which over half were U.S.
The dollar-denominated diaspora bonds are offering higher yields compared to foreign bonds
and the latest issuance is 100% guaranteed by the government.
This is calculated as purchases of foreign bonds
by eurozone residents minus foreigners' purchases of eurozone bonds.
Bond buyers are moving into foreign bonds
and out of Treasuries to benefit from the pick-up from FX hedging on the wide gap in yields that turns even low yielding foreign bonds
into a positive windfall over Treasuries.
Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves have enhanced by $2 billion due to the inflows received from foreign bonds
and Sukuk in the outgoing week.
Forex Association president Malik Bostan has said the road show on launching foreign bonds
has remained successful which is likely to generate 2 billion dollars.
Banks are making the move as regulatory concerns restrict ownership of foreign bonds
. A Bloomberg survey showed that alternative assets were the favoured choice of investment for five lenders.
He said Iran could currently lure in foreign investment worth $150 billion, adding that the central bank's strategy aims to attract foreign capital and short-, medium- and long-term foreign bonds
That's because many bond funds have been buying foreign bonds
in recent years, including some that say they could serve as the only bond fund in your portfolio.
stocks have outperformed foreign stocks in recent years, some types of foreign bonds
have held up well.
The new portfolio will see low-yielding domestic bonds account for 35 percent of the fund, with another 15 percent in foreign bonds
, while 25 percent each would be placed in domestic and foreign shares.