Saturday, 16 December 2017

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • SC Lowy sets out high-yield ambitions

    People & Markets | 27 February 2015

    Asia’s growing high-yield bond market has attracted a new competitor with the arrival of SC Lowy’s first head of debt capital markets.

  • HK

    HK weathers Occupy storm

    Top News | 03 October 2014

    The massive pro-democracy protests that rocked Hong Kong last week had a relatively minor impact on the city’s financial markets, with two IPOs going ahead as scheduled amid trading that was already subdued during a holiday-shortened week.

  • Property pipeline holds firm

    Property pipeline holds firm

    Emerging Markets | 22 August 2014

    Chinese property companies are set to continue tapping the offshore bond market for the rest of the year, even though slowing sales and falling profit margins have dented the industry’s appeal.

  • China

    Issuer slams China IPO reforms

    Top News | 08 August 2014

    After waiting eight years to complete his company’s IPO, Ding Yanhui had some choice words for China’s securities regulator.

  • IFC eyes Asia’s local markets

    Bonds | 09 May 2014

    International Finance Corp is looking to ramp up its presence in Asia’s local bond markets, its top client funding official for the region has said.

  • The UBS logo is seen at the UBS 40th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.

    From syndicate desk to book deal – without riding Goldman's elevator

    People & Markets | 28 February 2014

    IFR Asia editor Steve Garton follows the trail of “Fever” the prankster and his many exploits. 

  • 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.

  • selloff asia

    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