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Monday, 22 April 2019

Asian Issuers 2014

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  • People work at a brick kiln near Hlawga Village, 35km north of Yangon.

    Asian Issuers: Building blocks for the future

    Asian Issuers: Building blocks for the future Source: REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun People work at a brick kiln near Hlawga Village, 35km north of Yangon.

  • Ai Miyazato of Japan watches her tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Mizuno Classic LPGA Official Tournament at the Seta Golf Course in Otsu, western Japan.

    Teeing off first

    Singapore’s biggest IPO of 2014 so far is also Asia’s first listing of golf course assets, as well as a sign of growing ties between Japan and South-East Asia.

  • A woman walks past the new China Central Television (CCTV) building amid heavy fog in Beijing.

    In search of green shoots

    The Taiwanese chip packager has launched Asia’s first corporate Green bond, pioneering the development of a new market for socially responsible investing.

  • A man makes a call in front of an advertisement for India’s Reliance Communications in the northern Indian city of Mathura.

    Clearer reception

    Having struggled for years to access international capital, the Indian telco’s US$800m institutional share sale underlined the growing confidence in the group’s prospects under Narendra Modi’s pro-business government.

  • Rice saplings are seen in test tubes at the Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen, southern China.

    Test case

    The first Chinese bank to sell Additional Tier 1 securities since the introduction of Basel III standards has paved the way for more key capital raisings from Asia’s biggest banks.

  • Liam Tucker, Rhys Tucker, Rory Eagle and Harry Longworth (L-R) conquer a sculpture at the ‘Sculpture By the Sea’ exhibit in Bondi Beach, Australia.

    Eager to learn

    Corporate bonds are rare in Australia’s bank-dominated local debt market, but G8 broke new ground with a landmark high-yield offering, before turning to Singapore to target Asian investors for cost-effective funding.

  • Surfers competing in the RS:X men’s windsurfing class sail upwind during the second race of the sailing competition in Beijing.

    Riding the wave

    Surging demand for Chinese technology stocks in the US saw Qihoo take full advantage to increase the size of its offering of a convertible bond to over US1bn for it to rank as the largest equity-linked issue from an Asian entity in four years.

  • A Malaysian takes a souvenir picture of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.

    Wider horizons

    Malaysia’s biggest lender seized an opportunity earlier this year to become the first Asian issuer in Japan’s fledgling Pro-Bond market, and opened the domestic market for Basel III-compliant capital.

  • An anti-government protester kisses a police officer during a rally inside a compound of the Thai Royal Police Club in Bangkok.

    First mover

    Renewed optimism in the weeks that followed Thailand’s military coup gave PTT the chance to open a new market for hybrid capital with a landmark US dollar issue.

  • Supporters of Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) dismantle a huge tent at one of party’s election headquarters in Lahore.

    The next frontier

    A first sovereign bond after a seven-year break has put Pakistan back on the capital markets map. With plans for an offering of a global sukuk bond and a privatisation agenda, there promises to be more to come.