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  • Court orders arrest of Lone Star man

    People & Markets | 23 July 2011

    The Seoul High Court has ordered the arrest of Paul Yoo, former head of private equity firm Lone Star’s South Korean business. The arrest order was issued well ahead of the close on August 25 of a court case that will consider whether the firm is a suitable majority shareholder of Korea Exchange Bank or if it is guilty of manipulating the share price of KEB’s credit card subsidiary prior to buying it.

  • South Korea braces for financial Big Bang

    People & Markets | 30 July 2011

    The country’s Financial Services Commission has drafted a series of changes to the country’s capital markets laws in a piece of sweeping deregulation described as South Korea’s own “Big Bang”.

  • Share slide casts pall over Malaysia's first SPAC

    Derivatives | 30 July 2011

    Shares in Hibiscus Petroleum, South-East Asia’s first special-purpose acquisition company, fell by 15.2% on their trading debut on July 25 even as warrants attached to the stock gained 8% to the close.

  • Issuers judge cheap private CBs worth the cost

    Structured Equity | 06 August 2011

    The number of Asian companies placing cheap convertible bonds with a few high-quality investors has raised questions about the motive behind such deals as better terms could have been achieved by the issuers through the public CB market.

  • South Korea bans all shorting

    People & Markets | 12 August 2011

    South Korea’s Financial Services Commission has banned traders from short-selling stocks on the Korea Exchange after the Kospi fell 7.44% in two days at the beginning of last week. Sharp intra-day drops in share prices meant that trading in the Kospi had to be halted for five minutes on both Monday and Tuesday.

  • Singapore: Supermarket tries luck with bizarrely timed IPO

    Equities | 12 August 2011

    Singapore supermarket chain Sheng Siong stunned market participants on August 5 when it launched a S$116m (US$96m) IPO as markets were taking a hammering worldwide and Singaporeans were about to head off for their national day holiday.

  • Manchester United IPO

    SGX snares Man United glamour tie

    Top News | 19 August 2011

    Having looked like an odds-on favourite to list in Hong Kong, English football champions Manchester United have sold the city’s exchange a dummy and headed off to its rival in Singapore. The club plans to launch an IPO of around US$1bn later this year through sole global co-ordinator Credit Suisse and joint bookrunners JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. It made a preliminary filing

  • Temasek pares Shin Corp stake

    Equities | 20 August 2011

    Singapore state investment holding company Temasek Holdings finally pared down its stake in Thailand’s Shin Corp last week, taking advantage of improved stability and better consumer sentiment to scale back its position.

  • Deutsche’s South Korean nightmare continues as employees are indicted

    People & Markets | 26 August 2011

    The Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office has indicted four employees of Deutsche Bank in South Korea for alleged market manipulation, escalating a dispute between regulators and the firm’s derivatives desk.

  • Singapore: Temasek turns underwriter

    Equities | 26 August 2011

    Singapore state-owned investment holding company Temasek Holdings has ventured into underwriting with a commitment to support rights issues from two of its portfolio companies.

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