Banks look to synthetic CDOs

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Several global banks are contemplating issuing synthetic securitisation products in Asia in the coming months to cater to a perceived increase in investor interest for structured credit products in the region.

French bank BNP Paribas plans to issue an arbitrage synthetic collateralised debt obligation (CDO) for the first time in Asia ex-Japan, while investment banks Merrill Lynch and Nomura International are also weighing up possibilities in the Asian synthetic market, according to officials

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