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Friday, 22 June 2018

Frances Yoon' s stories

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  • Green debt supply doubles in Asia

    Emerging Markets | 15 June 2018

    Green bond issuance has exploded in Asia-Pacific’s international markets this year, with borrowers lining up to sate fast-growing investor appetite despite concerns that the region still lacks the sophistication and oversight seen in the US and Europe.

  • South Korean President Moon Jae-in bids fairwell to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he leaves after their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea.

    Markets weigh Korean peace dividend

    Top News | 08 June 2018

    There are emerging markets, frontier markets, and there is North Korea.

  • DBS Group's US dollar bet pays off

    Emerging Markets | 08 June 2018

    DBS Group Holdings’ plan to target deep-pocketed US investors paid off in its first US dollar Tier 2 offering of the year.

  • DBS automated teller machines

    DBS Group's US dollar bet pays off

    Ticker | 05 June 2018

    DBS Group Holdings’ plan to target deep pockets of liquidity paid off in its first US dollar Tier 2 offering of the year.

  • Hainan Airlines braves dark skies

    Emerging Markets | 01 June 2018

    Hainan Airlines Holding, an affiliate of debt-laden Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, is pushing ahead with plans to sell US dollar bonds, even as it is undergoes a restructuring exercise and faces weak market conditions.

  • Kexim eyes yen/euros after bold US dollar print

    Kexim eyes yen/euros after bold US dollar print

    Ticker | 24 May 2018

    The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Aa2/AA/AA–) has set its sights on issues of yen and euro-denominated bonds, hot off the heels of an aggressive US$1.5bn dual-tranche print yesterday.

  • Residential buildings under construction are seen in Jinpu New District in Dalian, Liaoning province, China.

    Rebates rock faith in China high-yield

    Top News | 11 May 2018

    Plunging prices on newly issued high-yield bonds from China have thrown the spotlight on marketing tactics that investors claim are distorting prices in the primary market.

  • Rising yields hit Asian issuers

    Emerging Markets | 27 April 2018

    Rising long-term US Treasury yields forced Asian issuers to rethink their funding strategy last week, with two borrowers dropping plans for 10-year tranches rather than lock in higher borrowing costs.

  • The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan.

    SoftBank clears way for IPO

    Bonds | 20 April 2018

    SoftBank Group has raised US$2.5bn-equivalent from dual-currency bonds to help release guarantee obligations ahead of the planned public listing of its telecoms unit SoftBank Corp.

  • Syngenta

    Syngenta begins marketing jumbo US dollar six-trancher

    Ticker | 17 April 2018

    Syngenta is marketing six-tranche US dollar bonds to raise funds to help refinance ChemChina’s acquisition of the Swiss seeds and pesticides maker.

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