Saturday, 24 June 2017

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  • More disclosures for Indian munis

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India has put out new guidelines to make municipal bonds more investor-friendly as Pune Municipal Corp reopened the market last Monday after over a decade to sell 10-year notes of Rs2bn (US$31m).

  • Addition to Aussie HY liquidity

    UK-listed asset manager Intermediate Capital Group has raised around A$425m (US$321m) with the first closing of its flagship Australia Senior Loan Fund, targeting high-yield opportunities in leveraged finance.

  • Yishidun International Trading: Sanctions for role in 2015 crash

    A Chinese court meted out a nearly Rmb700m (US$102.4m) punishment to a Russian-controlled high-frequency trading firm for futures market manipulation, drawing a line under one of the most high-profile cases of misconduct Beijing blames for contributing to the 2015 stock market crash.

  • MSCI relents on A-share inclusion

    MSCI relents on A-share inclusion

    China’s equity markets received their biggest global endorsement so far as US index provider MSCI finally opted to include mainland A-shares in its benchmark emerging markets index.

  • China orders checks on offshore loans

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China said on Friday its checks of loans to companies that made overseas acquisitions were routine, following reports that the regulator had ordered lenders to assess credit extended to a handful of highly acquisitive firms.

  • China welcomes land reserve bonds

    China has introduced a new asset class to the municipal bond market for debt tied to land reserves, stepping up reforms aimed at deepening liquidity and improving the transparency of local government finances.

  • China, ADB launch green financing platform

    China and the Asian Development Bank have launched a green financing platform to support small and medium-sized enterprises in cutting pollution in the smog-hit Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

  • China broker pays up for fraud

    Industrial Securities has offered to compensate investors for at least 60% of losses linked to a fraudulent IPO it sponsored in 2014, providing a reference point for other brokers looking to quantify potential liabilities related to A-share listings.

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel attends a news conference after the bi-monthly monetary policy review in Mumbai, India.

    India gets tough on defaulters

    India has taken its most radical step yet to resolve its bad loan problem after the central bank last week ordered lenders to start insolvency proceedings against the country’s largest defaulters.

  • Indian banks draw fire over bond holdings

    Indian banks are under fire for ramping up fixed-income investments at a time when the central bank is looking to deepen the institutional capital markets to reduce systemic risks.

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