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  • 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

  • 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.

  • India hiring bucks global trend

    People & Markets | 26 August 2011

    While international banks seek to scale back staff numbers elsewhere in the world, many are busy adding to their resources in India, with Barclays Capital and Credit Suisse becoming the latest firms to boost headcount in the country.

  • 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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