Taiwan: bonds

Taiwan's domestic bond market is well known for its contradictory tendencies. Although the overall market is periodically the second largest in Asia behind Japan's (from time to time edging South Korea's market into third place) the volume of trading done is often pitifully small.
Trading houses and underwriters are lobbying the government to make several regulatory changes to remove those hurdles that have stymied liquidity. The requested changes include: a better physical delivery system, the development of an interest rate futures market, permission to perform bond forward trading and short selling of bonds, and most important of all, the abolishment of the 0.1% bond transaction tax.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
TWD 112 5 439 775 100 000
USD 1 90 000 000 000
corporate
USD 59 14 734 000 000
TWD 6 21 400 000 000
CNY 3 1 032 000 000
JPY 2 35 000 000 000
EUR 2 250 000 000

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (foreign curr.) ***
Dagong Credit *** International scale rating (local curr.) ***
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
Nanya Technology, 0% 24jan2022, USD (Conv.) - International bonds XS1550168923 0% 500 000 000  USD 01/17/2017 01/24/2022
Ennoconn, 0% 10mar2022, USD (Conv.) - International bonds XS1550774761 0% 200 000 000  USD 01/16/2017 03/10/2022
Neo Solar Power, 0% 27oct2019, USD (Conv.) - International bonds XS1506614715 0% 120 000 000  USD 10/19/2016 10/27/2019
Hon Hai Precision Industry, 3% 23sep2026, USD - International bonds XS1490623516 3% 400 000 000  USD 09/14/2016 09/23/2026
Hon Hai Precision Industry, 2.25% 23sep2021, USD - International bonds XS1490622971 2.25% 600 000 000  USD 09/14/2016 09/23/2021
King Yuan Electronics, 0% 29jul2019, USD (Conv.) - International bonds XS1453956663 0% 50 000 000  USD 07/25/2016 07/29/2019
Giga Solar Materials Corp., 0% 21jun2021, USD (Conv.) - International bonds XS1426795669 0% 110 000 000  USD 06/14/2016 06/21/2021
E.Sun Commercial Bank, 4.41% perp., USD - International bonds TW000F028097 4.41% 95 000 000  USD 06/03/2016
Bizlink Holding Inc, 0% 3feb2021, USD (Conv.) - International bonds XS1348808566 0% 80 000 000  USD 01/27/2016 02/03/2021
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, 0% 27mar2018, USD (1006D) - International bonds XS1243895189 0% 200 000 000  USD 06/25/2015 03/27/2018

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type I 2017 IV 2016 III 2016 II 2016 I 2016 IV 2015 III 2015
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
Taiwanese international bonds, USD bln 14.900 12.800 11.500 12.300 12.900 13.800 14.800
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
International-bond net issue of Taiwan, USD bln 2.100 1.100 0.800 0.000 -1.000 -0.900 -0.300

Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 06/23/2017 06/22/2017 06/21/2017 06/20/2017 06/19/2017 06/16/2017 06/15/2017
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
USD/TWD 30.3316 30.4154 30.4520 30.4381 30.3890 30.3347 30.3223
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Risk Management Institute

Daily indices

Type: 06/22/2017 06/21/2017 06/20/2017 06/19/2017 06/16/2017 06/15/2017 06/14/2017
RMI CVI - Asia
Taiwan CVI value weighted  1.48 1.49 1.49 1.50 1.52 1.54 1.54
Taiwan CVI tail  10.39 10.24 10.61 10.29 10.09 10.48 10.14
Taiwan CVI equally weighted  2.93 2.89 2.90 2.89 2.89 2.90 2.88
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, 0% 27mar2018, USD (1006D)   USD 03/27/2018 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, 0% 5sep2018, USD (Conv.)   USD 09/05/2018 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.* 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.**
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, 2.125% 24jul2017, USD   USD 07/24/2017 05/18/2016 **.*** *.* 05/18/2016 **.*** *.*
Asia Cement, 0% 13may2018, USD (1826D)   USD 05/13/2018 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
Asia Cement, 0% 7jun2016, USD (1827D)   USD 06/07/2016 05/18/2016 ***.*** -**.* 05/18/2016 ***.*** -**.**
CPDC (China Petrochemical Development), 0% 17dec2019, USD (1832D)   USD 12/17/2019 05/18/2016 *** -*.** 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.**
Epistar Corp, 0% 7aug2018, USD (1832D)   USD 08/07/2018 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 *** -*.**
Far Eastern International Bank, 0% 7feb2018, USD (Conv.)   USD 02/07/2018 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Flexium Interconnect, 0% 2016, USD (Conv.)   USD 07/25/2016 05/18/2016 **.** **.** 05/18/2016 ***.** -*.**
Formosa Plastics Corporation, 3.375% 2025, USD   USD 04/22/2025 05/18/2016 ***.** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.** *.**
Hon Hai Precision Industry, 2.125% 13dec2017, USD   USD 12/13/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.**
Hon Hai Precision Industry, 3.25% 23may2017, CNY   CNY 05/23/2017 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 ***.* *.**
IRPC, 6.375% 2017, USD   USD 05/25/2017 05/18/2016 ***.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.**** *.**
Neo Solar Power, 0% 2017, USD (Conv.)   USD 07/18/2017 05/18/2016 **.** **.** 05/18/2016 **.** **.**
Radiant Opto-Electronics Corporation, 0% 2016, USD (Conv.)   USD 07/21/2016 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 ***.*** -*.*
Siliconware Precision Industries, 0% 31oct2019, USD (1826D)   USD 10/31/2019 05/18/2016 *** -*.** 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.**
Taiwan Glass Industrial, 0% 10mar2019, USD (1833D)   USD 03/10/2019 05/18/2016 *** * 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.**
TPK Holding, 0% 8apr2020, USD (1827D)   USD 04/08/2020 05/18/2016 **.* *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
TransAsia Airways, 0% 2018, USD (Conv.)   USD 11/29/2018 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.** 05/18/2016 ***.* -*.**
TSMC, 1.625% 3apr2018, USD   USD 04/03/2018 05/18/2016 **.*** *.* 05/18/2016 **.*** *.**
United Microelectronics Corporation, 0% 2020, USD (Conv.)   USD 05/18/2020 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.** *.**
Wisdom Marine Group, 0% 10apr2020, USD (1827D)   USD 04/10/2020 05/18/2016 **.*** *.** 05/18/2016 **.*** *.*
Zhen Ding Technology, 0% 26jun2019, USD (1826D)   USD 06/26/2019 05/18/2016 ** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
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