Asiamoney Issue 2 2020

On the cover

Editor's letter

Surveys and awards

China

China: Covid bonds are more bond than Covid

Chinese issuers responded to Covid-19 by selling bonds that were designed to help fight the pandemic – in reality, only a fraction of the money raised was used to tackle problems created by the virus.

Hong Kong

Finance: Hong Kong finds new ways to work

Finance: Hong Kong finds new ways to work

Street protests and a pandemic have forced Hong Kong’s bankers and investors to experiment with how they work and raise funds for clients – their innovations have been surprisingly successful and could well outlast the crises.

Taiwan

Covid hurts Taiwan lending

Local firms have rapidly gone from being a reliable source of liquidity for dollar loans to taking a big step back from lending this year. The worst may be over, but cash is no longer king – caution is.