Wednesday, 21 March 2018

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  • A pedestrian walks past a branch office of Shinhan Bank in central Seoul

    Shinhan Bank pays up to beat soft market

    Ticker | 20 March 2018

    South Korea’s Shinhan Bank (Aa3/A+/A) yesterday priced a US$400m Tier 2 bond amid soft market conditions after offering new-issue concessions to help attract high-quality investors.

  • Bond investors bide their time

    Emerging Markets | 16 March 2018

    Investors are cutting back on their purchases of Asian credit, after a flood of deals and worries over interest rate rises left a majority of new issues under water.

  • CEO Sergio Ermotti of Swiss bank UBS smiles as he speaks at the annual news conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

    UBS revamps Asian capital markets team

    Top News | 16 March 2018

    UBS has merged its debt and equity underwriting teams in Asia-Pacific, just days after the bank said it was facing an 18-month ban from sponsoring IPOs in Hong Kong.

  • UBS logo

    MOVES-UBS names Bassolino head of APAC capital markets

    Ticker | 15 March 2018

    UBS has named Gaetano Bassolino head of a newly merged Asia-Pacific capital markets group, bringing together its debt and equity underwriting businesses across the region.

  • ChemChina sets Reg S landmark

    ChemChina sets Reg S landmark

    Top News | 09 March 2018

    China National Chemical Corporation, better known as ChemChina, priced a US$6.4bn-equivalent six-tranche bond offering late on Wednesday, overcoming concerns that the massive size could struggle to clear an oversupplied market.

  • ChemChina headquarters

    ChemChina sets latest Reg S landmark

    Ticker | 08 March 2018

    China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) priced a US$6.4bn-equivalent six-tranche offering late on Wednesday, overcoming concerns that the massive size could struggle to clear an oversupplied market.

  • A worker from Korea Development Bank (KDB) monitors a screen at a branch office of KDB in Seoul.

    KDB gets impetus from Wall Street rally

    Ticker | 06 March 2018

    Korea Development Bank secured tight spreads on a US$1bn dual-tranche bond offering that was buoyed by yesterday’s rally on Wall Street. Orders reached US$1.9bn.

  • South Koreans join dollar debt queue

    Emerging Markets | 02 March 2018

    South Korean companies are lining up to issue US dollar bonds in the next two months to raise capital and refinance maturing debt, adding to an already crowded pipeline of Asian new issues.

  • Youths ride bicycles while carrying national flags cross a tea plantation in Malino.

    Indonesia becomes first sovereign borrower to go Green in Asia

    Top News | 23 February 2018

    The Republic of Indonesia issued the first Green sovereign bonds from Asia on Thursday, driving awareness of environmentally conscious investments in a region that has lagged the rest of the world.

  • China fuels Indonesia bond run

    Emerging Markets | 23 February 2018

    Indonesian issuers are drawing increasing demand for their US dollar debt from Chinese investors, attracted by high returns in one of Asia’s most dynamic economies.

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