Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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  • China unifies regulation of rating firms

    China plans to unify the supervision of domestic rating agencies, in an important step to simplify the fragmented regulation of its bond market.

  • StanChart parting ways with Asia trio

    Standard Chartered is parting ways with three senior Asia-focused bankers and possibly with some mid and junior-level bankers, as the British lender moves ahead on a plan to cut costs and revamp its industry coverage, two sources said.

  • BAML hires CS banker as Australia ECM head

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has poached Simon Cox from Credit Suisse to run its Australia equity capital markets business after its former head Karla Wynne left last month to join Viva Energy.

  • A customer at a real estate showroom talks on the phone next to a model displaying land and homes for sale in a housing development located in the western Sydney suburb of Oran Park in Australia.

    Aussie banks to weather slowdown

    Analysts and investors are playing down fears for the health of the Australian banking sector despite mounting pressure from falling house prices and damning financial scandals.

  • Thai IPOs bank on local demand

    Thai IPOs bank on local demand

    Thailand may be one of the best performers in the summer’s emerging markets sell-off, but the country’s two biggest listings of the year show no signs of banking on overseas support.

  • Japan claims world’s first Green CB

    Japan claims world’s first Green CB

    Japanese timber company Sumitomo Forestry introduced the green concept to the convertible bond market by sealing the world’s first Green CB last week, raising ¥10bn (US$90m) to refinance a New Zealand project.

  • Senior Vice President Wang Puzhong, CFO and Senior Vice President Chen Shaohui, Co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wang Xing and Co-founder and Senior Vice President Wang Huiwen of China's Meituan Dianping, an online food delivery-to-ticketi

    Meituan prices near top

    Chinese online food delivery-to-ticketing services provider Meituan Dianping raised US$4.2bn in the world’s biggest internet-focused IPO in four years as it priced the float near the top end of a marketed range, people close to the deal said.

  • A logo of IL&FS (Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd.) is seen on a building at its headquarters in Mumbai.

    IL&FS downgrade sparks panic

    The downgrade of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), part of a group credited with building the longest tunnel in India, sent ripples through the credit market last week after rating agencies raised red flags over its ability to repay debt.

  • Yahoo block smashes Japan record

    Yahoo block smashes Japan record

    A record US$4.3bn block trade in Yahoo Japan has put overnight bookbuilds on the radar for potential vendors looking to dispose of sizable stakes in Japanese companies.

  • Iron Man firm faces stark time

    Iron Man firm faces stark time

    DMG Entertainment and Media, the Chinese company that co-produced Iron Man 3, has defaulted on its onshore bonds after a series of dramatic events that strained its finances.

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