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BONDS: Swiber to wind up, biggest Singapore casualty of oil slump

28 July 2016

Singapore oil field services firm Swiber Holdings filed an application to wind up the company and said a Singapore court had appointed provisional liquidators, making it the biggest local name to fall victim to the slump in oil prices.

Malaysia

US sues to seize US$1bn tied to Malaysian state fund

21 July 2016

(Reuters) - US prosecutors sued on Wednesday to seize more than US$1bn in assets they said were tied to money stolen from the Malaysian state development fund, which was overseen by the prime minister, and used to finance “The Wolf of Wall Street” film and to buy property and works of art.

China

Chinese bondholders demand boycott against Liaoning province

19 July 2016

Chinese bondholders of state-owned Dongbei Special Steel Group’s defaulted notes are demanding a widespread blockade against all financing activities from Liaoning province where the issuer is based.

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Italian banks running out of options

08 July 2016

Italy is fast running out of options to fill a potential €40bn capital hole in its banking system, leaving Rome with little choice but to launch a full-on government rescue – and plunging it into an inevitable conflict with the European Union.

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EU stress tests stress UniCredit less

29 July 2016 By

How many people will be hanging around to jump on the European Banking Authority stress test results at 10pm Central European time tonight?

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The Federal Reserve's reserve

28 July 2016 By

It might only be Thursday, but it’s the end of the month and it’s summer. How better to celebrate this than by knowing that the Fed is happily on hold for now. 

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Negative energy, nuancing and the race to get fixed

28 July 2016 By

Editor-at-large Keith Mullin examines the restructuring at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, arguing that people seem far more inclined to buy Tidjane Thiam’s narrative than they do John Cryan’s.

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Big in Japan

27 July 2016 By

I’ve been away for a couple of days and come back to find that absolutely nothing has changed. Well, I suppose bits and bobs have but in the wake of the Brexit bungee jump, most other activity looks a bit minor. Apart from Japan.

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