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Thursday, 22 February 2018

Carol Chan' s stories

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  • HNA downgrades mount as managers pledge support

    Emerging Markets | 16 February 2018

    HNA Group said on February 14 that some of its directors and top executives had purchased offshore US dollar bonds guaranteed by the company, as it continues to try to reassure investors about its stretched finances.

  • Volatility sidelines Asian issuers

    Emerging Markets | 09 February 2018

    Global volatility meant only a handful of Asian issuers dared brave the offshore bond market last week, and those that did had to pay up.

  • A giant panda

    Sharjah scores Panda first

    Top News | 02 February 2018

    Sharjah, the third-largest constituent of the United Arab Emirates, last Thursday became the first Middle Eastern issuer to sell Panda bonds, paving the way for more cash-strapped Gulf sovereigns to raise funds in China.

  • Investors weigh up LGFV risks

    Emerging Markets | 02 February 2018

    Recent revelations that some Chinese regions are in poorer financial shape than earlier thought are leading investors to take a harder look at the risks involved in debt linked to local governments.

  • An Emirati flag flies over Ras al-Khamiah's Jabal Jais Mountain where the world's longest zip-line was opened, UAE.

    Sharjah prints first Panda bond from the Middle East

    Ticker | 02 February 2018

    Sharjah, the third largest constituent of the United Arab Emirates, has become the first Middle Eastern issuer to sell Panda bonds, paving the way for more cash-strapped Gulf sovereigns to raise funds in China.

  • Chinese rating agencies look overseas

    People & Markets | 26 January 2018

    Chinese rating agencies are betting that growing cross-border issuance volumes and deeper trading links will finally help them break into the international market.

  • China LGFVs pass latest test

    Emerging Markets | 19 January 2018

    A default scare in China’s onshore debt markets has put the spotlight on the country’s local government finances at a time when more financing vehicles are turning to the offshore markets to raise funds.

  • Customers look at a model of a new residential compound, at a showroom of Longfor Properties Co. Ltd., in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.

    Chinese developers rush offshore

    Top News | 12 January 2018

    Seven Chinese property developers last week sold a combined US$3.375bn of US dollar bonds, raising expectations for another year of heavy supply from the sector.

  • Asian debt binge set to continue

    Asian debt binge set to continue

    Top News | 05 January 2018

    Asian offshore bonds may test 2017’s record this year even as tight valuations cast doubts over the ability of the asset class to outperform again.

  • China rules primary issuance

    Emerging Markets | 15 December 2017

    Chinese issuance of US dollar bonds soared to another record in 2017 and may account for an even bigger share of regional supply next year, as the mainland’s deleveraging campaign leads to more refinancings, bankers and analysts say.

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