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Friday, 15 December 2017

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  • Yen Bond: Rabobank’s ¥50.8bn 10-year bond

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    In Japan’s notoriously conservative domestic market, selling the first Basel III-compliant Tier 2 bond from a foreign lender was always going to be a delicate process. Dutch-headquartered Rabobank, however, was rewarded for its patience and meticulous planning with a benchmark-sized Samurai issue that paved the way for others to follow.

  • Yen Bond House: Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley cartoon

    Yen Bond House: Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities

    All Special Reports | 18 December 2015

    As Japanese investors stepped up their search for yield, one house excelled at matching international issuers with local buyers. For its leading role in developing the Samurai and global yen markets, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities is IFR’s Yen Bond House of the Year.

  • Men walk past a 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) billboard at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur.

    US outlines case against Malaysia fund

    People & Markets | 22 July 2016

    US prosecutors last week moved to seize over US$1bn of assets they claimed were stolen from 1Malaysia Development, casting fresh scrutiny over the role banks played in raising and transferring money for the controversial state investment fund.

  • The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen at an office building in Zurich, Switzerland.

    UBS doubles down on China JV

    People & Markets | 22 September 2017

    UBS Group’s top investment banker is looking to its onshore Chinese securities venture to drive growth in an uncertain period for global investment banking.

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    Trump shock sends Asian markets plunging

    Ticker | 09 November 2016

    Asian markets plunged on Wednesday as Republican candidate Donald Trump claimed a surprise victory in the US presidential election.

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    The REG S Cartoon: The bank faces an embarrassing resignation letter

    Capital City | 16 March 2012

    IFR Asia is pleased to introduce Reginald “Reg” Sellars, the head of debt capital markets and syndicate for Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) at Schadenbank, a subsidiary of a non-existent German Landesbank.

  • Standard Chartered headquarters in London

    StanChart targets aviation, M&A to lift returns

    People & Markets | 11 March 2016

    Standard Chartered is targeting aircraft leasing and general industries coverage in an effort to boost revenues and improve its return on assets.

  • StanChart names new capital markets head

    People & Markets | 04 October 2013

    Standard Chartered has named a client-coverage banker as global head of capital markets, in a reshuffle of its senior management.

  • Shenzhen exchange to revamp ChiNext after trading dries up

    People & Markets | 06 August 2011

    The Shenzhen Stock Exchange has unveiled a revised framework for the de-listing of companies on its ChiNext board, in a move designed to boost confidence in the high-growth bourse. The new rules, revealed on July 31, aim to spruce up the image of the ChiNext – often referred to as China’s Nasdaq – through a clearing-out of illiquid stocks and companies that are not meeting basic regulations.

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    Sell-off sparks fears for Asia

    Top News | 23 August 2013

    An emerging markets sell-off took on a far more ominous tone last week in Asia, as investors slashed their exposure to the region’s most vulnerable economies. India and Indonesia bore th

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