Papua New Guinea

A planned $500 million bond sale from Papua New Guinea, a country that has tried and failed to sell foreign debt before, will test whether investors are still receptive to riskier borrowers after a selloff in emerging markets, The Wall Street Journal reported. The offering could conclude this week, and would mark the first sale of junk-rated sovereign-dollar debt since July, when Angola sold $500 million in 30-year bonds, according to Dealogic. In recent months, rising U.S. interest rates and a stronger dollar have hit emerging-market stocks and bonds.
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