Friday, 23 March 2018

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  • ADNOC Distribution

    ADNOC's IPO signals strong 2018

    IPOs in the EMEA region are set to end on a high, with the last significant float of 2017 covered after just one day of bookbuilding. ADNOC Distribution’s IPO was covered on Monday morning on the US$1bn minimum size. The listing on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange could rise to up to US$2bn if demand allows.

  • Carney

    Carney sees scope to tweak bank rules

    New banking rules on infrastructure financing, how the leverage ratio is calculated and other areas could be adjusted as regulators take stock of how well the raft of measures work, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said last week.

  • UK Students

    Student income loan ABS arrives

    Initial price thoughts released last week for the UK government’s delayed student loan securitisation are offering enough to attract investors’ attention but highlight the difficulty of valuing a new asset class from which the government hopes to raise £12bn over the next four years.

  • A rock python is seen with a guinea pig

    DCM gets the MiFID II fear

    Fears are growing that the traditional January rush of bond issuance won’t happen because borrowers are wary of coming to market when banks are uncertain about how to implement MiFID II.

  • A man walks past the lobby of the Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM) headquarters in Beijing, China.

    Oversupply pressure builds on Asian bonds

    Asian issuers kept up the frenetic pace in the G3 bond markets last week, despite mounting supply pressure at the end of a record year.

  • Sell-off hits US fintech listings

    Sell-off hits Chinese fintech listings

    Chinese online microlender LexinFintech Holdings faces new challenges to its proposed US$500m Nasdaq IPO, after China’s clampdown on the micro-loan market triggered a sell-off in US-listed Chinese consumer finance firms.

  • An aerial view shows cars driving through Cikampek toll road operated by PT Jasa Marga in Cikampek, West Java province, Indonesia.

    First test for Komodo pricing

    Indonesia’s biggest toll road developer is marketing the first offshore rupiah bonds, testing international appetite for a product that promises to open a new source of funding for the country’s corporate sector.

  • A worker sprays water over piles of coal as a bulldozer shifts coal at Mundra Port Coal Terminal in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

    Adani Abbot attempts hard sell

    Adani Abbot Point Terminal is marketing its first US dollar bonds amid continued criticism of its parent’s Australian coal projects.

  • The HNA Group logo is seen in this illustration photo.

    HNA extends loan in nick of time

    By Christopher Spink, Yan Jiang

    Chinese aviation-to-property conglomerate HNA Group said on Friday it had partly repaid a HK$3.5bn (US$449m) loan and won consent to extend the remainder ahead of its maturity.

  • Saudi Arabian flag

    Saudi deals dry up amid uncertainty

    When Saudi Arabia unveiled a grand plan early last year to overhaul its economy, create millions of jobs and facilitate trillions of dollars of fresh investments, the landmark announcement created a frenzy among the world’s investment banks.