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Thursday, 18 April 2019

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  • China pushes credit hedging for corporate bonds

    China pushes credit hedging for corporate bonds

    Chinese regulators have asked securities firms to offer credit hedging tools alongside corporate bond sales from private-sector issuers in the exchange market, according to people familiar with the guidance.

  • Asia's tech giants zero in on banking

    Asia’s internet firms are challenging the region’s traditional banks in consumer finance, tapping their massive user networks for business and following a trail blazed in China by tech giants Alibaba and Tencent.

  • Election boost for Indonesian bonds

    Election boost for Indonesian bonds

    Early results indicating a victory for Indonesian president Joko Widodo in last Wednesday’s elections bode well for the country’s debt capital markets as investors look forward to five more years of macro stability and infrastructure spending that will help fuel a growing economy.

  • Frasers Property boosts green credentials

    Frasers Property boosts green credentials

    Frasers Property boosted its environmental credentials with a A$600m (US$429m) five-year Green loan, the Singaporean company’s third since its debut late last year and the first Aussie dollar-denominated Green deal.

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Potential job cuts Down Under

    Commonwealth Bank of Australia is considering cutting 10,000 staff in a bid to save A$2bn (US$1.44bn) in costs, local media reported.

  • Tailwind energises Japanese PF

    Tailwind energises Japanese PF

    Japanese banks are braced for a surge of project financings from the wind power sector that could total as much as ¥3trn (US$26.8bn) as the country scales up its use of renewable energy.

  • Aussie ABS set for expansion

    Aussie ABS set for expansion

    The Australian ABS market is about to broaden following parliamentary approval of the A$2bn (US$1.42bn) taxpayer-funded Australian Business Securitisation Fund.

  • BlackRock appoints China head

    BlackRock said last Wednesday it had appointed investment and regulatory veteran Tang Xiaodong to head up its China operations, seeking to capitalise on Beijing’s opening-up of the financial sector to foreign investors.

  • Funds rethink India credit risk

    Funds rethink India credit risk

    The flight to quality in India’s bond market is set to continue after delayed redemptions highlighted the risks facing mutual funds, among the biggest buyers of lower-rated corporate bonds.

  • First CDR whirrs into view

    First CDR whirrs into view

    Ten months after regulators rushed out rules to attract domestic listings from China’s technology sector, the first overseas-domiciled company has filed to sell Chinese depositary receipts on Shanghai’s new tech board.