Jonathan Rogers graduated from Oxford University in 1986 where he read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. That year he joined Nomura International , attending the company’s graduate trainee programme at Nomura Securities’ headquarters in Tokyo. He worked as an institutional bond salesman for Nomura in London for five years, covering central banks and institutions in Scandinavia. He subsequently worked on the institutional sales desk at Long Term Credit Bank of Japan in London before moving on to the derivatives and structured note desk at First National Bank of Chicago in London. Jonathan joined IFR Asia in 2003 as syndicated loans editor and subsequently became debt capital markets editor in 2005. He is currently IFR Asia’s chief analyst, credit.
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THE SINGAPORE BOND market went into a minor swoon last week on news that oilfield service company Swiber Holdings was to go into receivership. A liquidity crisis at the company, which is facing a raft of notices of demand, effectively left its senior management no viable choice but to go into liquidation.
A RESOLUTION TO the scandal at Malaysian state investment company 1MDB came a step closer last week thanks to an intervention by the US authorities.
THERE MUST BE big smiles at the Republic of Indonesia’s debt office. In just seven business days this month, the team there has managed to complete the country’s funding needs for the year: a chunky €3bn seven- and 12-year Reg S/144a deal priced on June 7 while a ¥100bn (US$959m) three and five-year Samurai priced last Wednesday. A job well done.