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    Asian bankers eye Japan outflows

    Top News | 29 July 2016

    Asian bankers are betting that continued monetary easing will send more Japanese money into Asian assets as investors look for higher yields.

  • Asia-Pacific Securitisation

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2011

    Second coming: Singapore’s biggest commercial mortgage-backed securitisation since 2006 proved that structured finance remains relevant in Asia even after the 2008 credit crisis. For its innovative solution to a complex refinancing, Silver Oak’s US$645m CMBS is IFR’s Asia-Pacific Securitisation of the Year.

  • Barclays hires Asia ECM head

    People & Markets | 18 August 2017

    Barclays has hired convertible bonds specialist Pamela Yeung as its Hong Kong-based head of ECM origination for Asia Pacific.

  • China has high hopes for high-yield

    People & Markets | 07 January 2012

    China is lining up its latest attempt to introduce a high-yield bond market as a funding alternative for the country’s fast-growing businesses. The China Securities Regulatory Commission is currently studying the launch of high-yield paper in the exchange bond market, and more detailed announcements are expected in the near future.

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    China pledges support for railway bonds

    Top News | 15 October 2011

    China’s top regulator has clarified that bonds sold by the country’s Ministry of

  • China SME bond push doing little to de-risk banks

    People & Markets | 25 February 2012

    China’s move to support small businesses through a new capital-market instrument is doing little to distribute risks outside the banking sector.

  • China to unite bond markets

    People & Markets | 26 August 2011

    China’s central bank has taken a big step towards uniting the country’s multiple bond markets with a revision to clearing procedures. The People’s Bank of China said all commercial paper issued from September 1 would be settled through Shanghai Clearing House, moving the settlement from Chinabond.

  • China: Jordan threatens to derail Qiaodan IPO

    Equities | 25 February 2012

    Former NBA star Michael Jordan is threatening to derail the Rmb1.06bn (US$159m) Shanghai listing of Chinese sportswear manufacturer Qiaodan Sports. Jordan sued Qiaodan – a Chinese translation of his name – for unauthorised use of his name and jersey number 23 on Tuesday in a Chinese court.

  • China's Dagong pushes Silk Road bonds

    People & Markets | 09 September 2016

    Chinese rating agency Dagong is backing a proposal to introduce a new class of renminbi-denominated “Silk Road Bonds” to finance infrastructure investments along the strategic trading link.

  • China's new breed of securities JVs

    China's new breed of securities JVs

    People & Markets | 29 July 2016

    Once limited to a handful of global banks, the range of overseas investors looking to set up Chinese securities joint ventures now includes a unit of an Africa-focused oil explorer, a group that also produces paper cartons and a collection of Hong Kong retail brokerages.

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