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Friday, 20 July 2018

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  • Saudi flags

    Saudi and Qatar go toe to toe

    The bitter political rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Qatar threatened to take a fractious twist in the capital markets last week when the former muscled its way ahead of the latter’s comeback trade.

  • A policeman walks past a wall sign with the logo of aluminium and power producer En+ Group

    US Russia sanctions hit ECM

    The expansion of US financial sanctions to capture prominent Russian businessmen and related companies has left investors in recent equity deals nursing heavy losses and led to the cancellation of an IPO launched only the previous week.

  • A camel owner stands next to his camel as he waits for the start of the Camel Beauty Contest in the town of Selcuk, near the western Turkish coastal city of Izmir

    Turkish IPO trio feel the heat

    A trio of Turkish IPOs were launched on Monday alongside five other European floats as the post-Easter pipeline got under way. But by midweek Turkey’s lira had sunk to record lows, making it harder for those deals to be priced.

  • Liu Shiyu, Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), gestures during a news conference on the sidelines of the National People's Congress (NPC) in Beijing, China.

    China rolls out red carpet for tech firms and unicorns with preferential listing rules

    China has issued much-anticipated rules to encourage its technology giants to list domestically, setting the stage for a series of carefully choreographed mega-IPOs in coming years.

  • A man and his daughter passes United Overseas Bank (UOB) signage at a mall in Singapore.

    Singapore bond investor sues UOB

    A Singaporean investor who lost money on bond investments has opened a civil action in the Singapore High Court against United Overseas Bank and two former employees.

  • A sign for Santos Ltd, Australia's No. 2 independent gas producer, is displayed on the front of the company's office building in the rural township of Gunnedah.

    Santos buyout preps jumbo debt

    By Sharon Klyne

    JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley are underwriting a US$7.75bn senior debt financing backing the leveraged buyout of Australian oil and gas producer Santos that will set a record for LBO and related debt financing in Asia Pacific.

  • General Mills cereals rest on a shelf inside of a grocery store in New York

    Short-dated bonds catch a bid

    After spread widening at the short end of the curve in recent weeks, many high-grade investors are now snapping up two and three-year fixed-rate corporate bonds for the better yields on offer.

  • The Spotify logo hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange

    Spotify makes noisy NYSE debut

    It was pretty much downhill all the way for Spotify Technology’s shares in the three days after they opened for trading at 12.43pm New York time on Tuesday following the company’s unusual direct listing.

  • A Franklin Templeton Investments office

    Asset managers eye loan ETFs as rates rise

    By Yun Li

    Asset managers are planning to launch new bank loan exchange-traded funds designed to benefit from a rising interest rate environment.

  • Headhunter recruitment site

    Trio of Russians launch ECM deals

    The row between the UK and Russia over the attempted assassinations of Sergei and Yulia Skripal reached the UN Security Council last week, but that didn’t dissuade three Russian companies from launching equity issues.