Hong Kong has now vaccinated half a million people, after rolling its vaccine out to all comers last month. There have been a few hiccups – the discovery of packaging defects caused a temporary halt to the AstraZeneca jab — but most people have now had the first of their required two shots.
The Romanian sovereign has returned to the international debt markets to raise euro-denominated bonds, after it entered the market four times last year, making it one of the most frequent issuers in the central and eastern Europe region in 2020.
China Huarong Asset Management Co’s dollar bonds have been hit in the secondary market, following an announcement that the company’s 2020 annual results are delayed. But analysts have warned against reading too much into the postponement, saying it could signal positive developments at the firm.