Saturday, 17 March 2018

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  • Li Ka-shing

    CK Property gets ultra-low pricing

    Top News | 06 February 2015

    A HK$55bn (US$7.1bn) loan for billionaire Li Ka-shing’s Cheung Kong Property Holdings has attracted large low-ball bids that could set a new pricing benchmark for Asian and global investment-grade loans.

  • Driven by events

    Loan House: Citigroup

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    For a truly global focus far beyond its North American roots, including an enviable international network that left the bank well-positioned for the long-awaited return of cross-border M&A, Citigroup is IFR’s Loan House of the Year.

  • Asia-Pacific Loan: CT Corp’s US$1.275bn leveraged recap

    All Special Reports | 12 December 2014

    When Indonesian conglomerate CT Corp started talks with lenders for a US$1.275bn loan in November 2013, it faced an uphill struggle. The country was beset by raft of macroeconomic problems, including weak growth, an outflow of foreign capital and a deteriorating currency.

  • Oil

    Oil plunge whacks energy loans

    Top News | 05 December 2014

    The precipitous drop in the oil price is raising energy companies’ borrowing costs in the global loan market, reducing the amount that they can borrow, or pricing them out of the market altogether – and hitting secondary loan prices.

  • Shadow banking

    Out from the shadows

    Loans | 17 October 2014

    Shadow banks are winning market share from US banks in the US leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets as stricter regulation forces borrowers to cast the net wider to finance buyouts.

  • A logo at a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branch is seen in the City of London

    ​RBS reveals further CIB changes

    People & Markets | 03 October 2014

    RBS has outlined additional appointments across its wholesale business as the bank beds down its new UK-centred structure. The changes came as the bank said that better trading conditions in the third quarter meant it could reduce provisioning on its balance sheet.

  • Merck

    Jumbo M&A deals keep on coming

    Top News | 26 September 2014

    The European market was gifted another jumbo acquisition loan last week with German drugs and chemicals maker Merck’s US$15.6bn financing, bringing the total amount of M&A lending agreed since the beginning of September to US$48bn.

  • Credit Suisse

    Lenders cowed by Fed rebuke

    Top News | 26 September 2014

    The Federal Reserve’s rebuke to Credit Suisse for failing to adhere to US leveraged lending guidelines is having an industry-wide effect as banks bow to regulatory pressures and pull back from underwriting highly leveraged loans.

  • Credit Suisse logo

    Fed slaps Credit Suisse for risky lending

    Top News | 19 September 2014

    Wall Street banks are expected to rein in reckless underwriting after the Federal Reserve appeared to single out Credit Suisse for flouting lending guidelines.

  • AB InBev

    AB InBev M&A sparks debt buzz

    Top News | 19 September 2014

    The highly liquid global debt markets are in fine fettle and easily capable of financing another mammoth M&A deal of around US$100bn, bankers said at LPC’s 20th annual loan conference in New York.