Vietnam launches debut sovereign bond



The Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam tapped the international capital markets for the first time in late October with a $750 million 10-year private debt placement. The unsecured fixed-rate notes due January 2016 were six times oversubscribed, according to Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), the sole bookrunner on the transaction, and were upsized from an original $500 million. It reached a final order book of $4.5 billion and priced at 7.125%.

The proceeds of the bond issue will go

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