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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.

  • 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 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.

  • Chinese bond buyers seek safe havens

    Bonds | 14 January 2012

    The overwhelming response to an enterprise bond auction by one of China’s top oil companies has underlined a growing awareness of credit risk in the country’s fast-growing debt markets.

  • Late payment sets alarms ringing

    Bonds | 07 January 2012

    State-owned Anshan Iron & Steel (Angang), a top-rated Chinese issuer, caused uproar on the first trading day in the PRC domestic bond market when it was accused of late payment of a maturing note.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emerging Asia Bond

    All Special Reports | 15 December 2011

    Well worth the wait: Few issuers can hope to create a 30-year yield curve on their bond market debut, but one new entrant from South-East Asia managed to do just that. For proving that years of hard work really can pay off, Pertamina’s US$1.5bn 10-year and 30-year bond is IFR’s Emerging Asia Bond of the Year.

  • Deutsche sues in Asia after Nomura defection

    People & Markets | 19 November 2011

    Deutsche Bank is suing a former star origination banker after a series of defections to Japanese rival Nomura this summer. The firm has brought a case against Daniel Mamadou, its former co-head of capital markets and treasury solutions for Asia, alleging that he disclosed confidential information and instigated the resignation of a number of former colleagues.

  • China Trains

    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