Prakash Chakravarti is a senior writer with Thomson Reuters/IFR/LPC, where he has worked for nearly 12 years in several senior positions. He has written extensively on Asian loan markets, including contributing to books and management reports, and been instrumental in the events and conferences organised by IFR relating to capital markets in the region. He has also covered other asset classes such as bonds and equity, and written about trends in commercial and investment banking and capital markets in Asia.
Lenders to Hong Kong-based Noble Group are preparing to sign up to a US$2.5bn debt refinancing even as the commodities trader remains embroiled in a war of words over its accounting practices.
Indian lenders are preparing for a bonanza of financings from telecom companies following the conclusion of an auction of airwaves that is expected to fetch US$16bn for the government.
RBS’s decision to disband most of its Asia-Pacific operations has turned the spotlight on the British lender’s loan book, one of its most prized assets in the region.