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  • China drives region's loan volumes

    Loans | 04 July 2014

    Syndicated lending in Asia-Pacific, excluding Japan, reached US$206.6bn in the first six months of the year, backed by bulk borrowings from Hong Kong blue chips and Chinese conglomerates.

  • Tangshan Iron & Steel logo

    Banks eye US$1.5bn for Tangshan Iron & Steel

    Loans | 06 June 2014

    Banks are bidding for a financing of at least US$1.5bn for Tangshan Iron & Steel, barely six months after closing a similarly structured US$800m borrowing.

  • An employee arranges Bright Food milkpowder products at a supermarket in Hefei, Anhui province

    Market to grow in 2014 despite risks

    Loans | 06 June 2014

    China’s loan market is expected to see the strongest growth in Asia-Pacific in 2014, followed by Hong Kong, delegates at the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association’s annual syndicated loan market conference held last week in Macau said.

  • Bright Food milkpowder products on display in a supermarket

    Bright Food still hungry for funds

    Loans | 30 May 2014

    Only four years after making its first overseas acquisition, China’s Bright Food (Group) is cementing its reputation as a significant borrower and tough negotiator with its latest M&A financing.

  • China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) Chairman Frank Gaoning Ning

    COFCO raises US$3.2bn for Noble buy

    Loans | 23 May 2014

    COFCO, China’s largest grain trader, is raising a US$3.2bn loan to back its acquisition of Noble Group’s agribusiness arm and repay a shareholder loan.

  • A bird flies by the Vedanta office building in Mumbai

    Heavy weather

    Loans | 23 May 2014

    Arrangers of Asian loans, already reeling from a decline in volumes in the region, are also suffering from slow-moving approval processes at retail market lenders that is causing some deals to drag in syndication.

  • Lenders push back on HKMA rules

    Loans | 09 May 2014

    Banks in Hong Kong have raised concerns with their regulator about moves to require them to maintain stable long-term funds to support lending, particularly to Chinese companies.

  • The company logo of Russian natural gas producer Gazprom

    Russia: Gazprom woos Asian investors as it tries to extend US$500m loan

    Loans | 02 May 2014

    Gas company Gazprom is exploring ways of raising new loans and bonds from Asian investors and is trying to extend an existing US$500m loan that is due to mature at the end of July.

  • Hong Kong: AS Watson seeks HK$15bn

    Loans | 02 May 2014

    Hutchison Whampoa unit AS Watson is calling for a HK$15bn (US$1.94bn) financing to repay a shareholder loan, a month after the health and beauty retailer announced the sale of a stake to Singapore investor Temasek Holdings.

  • China: WH Group lenders at ease

    Loans | 02 May 2014

    Most lenders to China’s WH Group are not overly concerned about the world’s biggest pork producer’s decision to postpone its Hong Kong IPO as the first repayment on a US$4bn acquisition loan is not due for a few more months.

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