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.
Just four months after borrowing a record amount in the international loan market, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has returned for an even larger facility of US$1bn on the back of its growing international profile.
Trans Retail Indonesia has mandated seven banks on a US$575m refinancing loan to help clean up the capital structure of its retail business.
For landing starring positions on the biggest global cross-border acquisition loans of the year and playing a leading role in Asia’s booming outbound M&A as China flexed its financial firepower, HSBC is IFR’s Loan House and Asia-Pacific Loan House of the Year.