Sunday, 21 April 2019

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  • China Securities Regulatory Commission headquarters

    China pushes for CDS alongside bond issues

    Chinese regulators have asked securities firms to offer credit hedging tools alongside corporate bond sales from private sector issuers in the exchange market, according to people familiar with the guidance.

  • Segway Ninebot personal transportation robot

    First CDR whirrs into view

    Ten months after regulators rushed out rules to attract domestic listings from China’s technology sector, the first overseas-domiciled company has filed to sell Chinese depositary receipts on Shanghai’s new tech board.

  • China East Education, Frontage to bring IPOs in April

    Education sector faces IPO test

    The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong has tightened its review of IPO applications from Chinese K-12 education companies because of policy uncertainty surrounding the sector, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • Saudi Arabian flag

    Saudi warms up with US$1bn IPO

    Four years after Saudi Arabia opened up its stock exchange to international investors, mall operator Arabian Centres Company has launched the first IPO to seek international backing.

  • Santander

    Santander leaves investors guessing as it calls dollar AT1

    Banco Santander’s decision to call a US$1.5bn 6.375% Additional Tier 1 bond at the first opportunity, though not unexpected, has failed to provide much further insight into its refinancing strategy and instead kept investors guessing as to its next move.

  • Co-op bank

    Shareholders give Co-op leg-up on market return

    Co-operative Bank’s first bond sale since 2015 squeaked through last Wednesday, taking succour from shareholder support but also finding interest from new investors to buy into the fledgling turnaround story.

  • Swissport airport workers

    Bankers ready debt for Swissport

    Bankers are pitching debt financings of around €2bn to private equity firms that are approaching China’s HNA Group about a potential sale of Swiss cargo handling unit Swissport Group.

  • Euros

    Direct lenders step in on tough deals

    Leveraged loan bankers are approaching direct lenders in a bid to sell down difficult deals as the distinction between syndicators and private money narrows.

  • David Solomon, Goldman Sachs

    Goldman sets out stall to do more with less

    Goldman Sachs plans to ramp up new technology, widen its team of bankers for smaller US companies and make further cuts in commodities and fixed income assets as part of an overhaul aiming to cut costs and lift returns.

  • Cerberus Capital Management logo

    Cerberus eyes German banking assets

    Cerberus could hold the key to unlocking the possible merger of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank. If the transaction between the two lenders proceeds, the combined bank may have to raise up to €10bn of capital, if it is prevented from realising badwill on its inflated balance sheet.

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