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Monday, 23 October 2017

Spencer Anderson' s stories

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  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch logo

    Cuts mount as Asian fees slide

    Top News | 30 September 2016

    The future of Asian investment banking is again under scrutiny as global banks scale back their operations in the region.

  • Woori Bank headquarters

    Tight Asian AT1s find takers

    Top News | 23 September 2016

    Global investors are warming to Asian bank capital securities in search of high nominal returns and low loss-absorption risks, despite tighter pricing relative to European alternatives.

  • Sun Hung Kai Properties Executive Director Adam Kwok, son of the former co-chairman Thomas Kwok who is in jail, greets journalists at a news conference in Hong Kong.

    Hong Kong broker eyes DCM expansion

    People & Markets | 16 September 2016

    Sun Hung Kai Financial is looking to expand its debt capital markets business, betting that a targeted approach and wealthy client base will enable the Hong Kong broker to compete with larger banks.

  • MUFG sees demand grow for latest TLAC bonds

    Bonds | 09 September 2016

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s latest total loss-absorbing capacity eligible bonds issue received stronger demand than an earlier one this year, despite far tighter pricing.

  • A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Shanghai

    China's banks take capital hit

    Top News | 19 August 2016

    China’s banks have seen their capital adequacy ratios take the largest hit in more than three years, raising the possibility of a revival in the country’s dormant subordinated bond market.

  • A model aircraft is displayed at the reception of the China Aircraft Leasing Group office in Hong Kong

    China Aircraft keeps Asia HY flying

    Emerging Markets | 19 August 2016

    China Aircraft Leasing has added to Asia’s high-yield momentum with an offering of bonds that met with a strong response from investors.

  • China Life set for hybrid return

    Emerging Markets | 12 August 2016

    China Life Insurance is in discussions with bankers to issue its second US dollar subordinated bond, raising hopes that Asia’s growing insurance sector will become a major source of hybrid securities.

  • A 361 Degrees International store

    Asian high-yield market rebounds

    Top News | 05 August 2016

    Asia’s high-yield market was jolted back to life last week after a rally in credit spreads triggered a flurry of new issues.

  • Western banks wary of LGFVs

    Emerging Markets | 29 July 2016

    Western banks are increasingly wary of underwriting offshore bonds of Chinese local government financing vehicles, expressing concerns of reputational damage in case defaults occur.

  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC)'s logo is seen at its branch in Beijing, China.

    ICBC Asia sets AT1 coupon mark

    Top News | 15 July 2016

    ICBC Asia last week printed the world’s tightest coupon on a US dollar Additional Tier 1 bond issue, underscoring its ability to price deals at more competitive levels than its global peers, even if it means leaving some Western investors behind.