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Thursday, 18 April 2019

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  • StanChart fined US$1.1bn for Iran breaches

    StanChart fined US$1.1bn for Iran breaches

    Standard Chartered has been fined US$1.08bn by US and UK authorities for breaching sanctions on dealing with clients in Iran and elsewhere and other compliance flaws - taking its fines for the issue to more than US$2bn.

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group: Considering scaling back overseas

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is considering scaling back its bond and equity sales and trading operations in London and New York as part of a broader restructuring of its global markets division, two sources said.

  • Lim leaving Credit Suisse APAC financing group

    Soon Jin Lim, head of structuring for South-East Asia, India and Australia in the Asia Pacific financing group at Credit Suisse, is leaving the bank.

  • Credit Suisse names Sommerhalder to run APAC trading solutions

    Credit Suisse has appointed Yves-Alain Sommerhalder as head of Asia Pacific trading solutions, a newly created position that gives him oversight of the bank’s markets and financing divisions in the region.

  • SocGen capitalises on Singapore savings

    SocGen capitalises on Singapore savings

    Societe Generale sold its first bank capital deal of the year to a rousing reception in Singapore, burnishing the island state’s reputation as the go-to place for global banks looking to sell subordinated paper.

  • Indian Samurai market fizzles

    Indian Samurai market fizzles

    Indian companies are finding it harder to raise yen-denominated Samurai loans as Japanese lenders show signs of fatigue after a borrowing spree targeting Japan’s low borrowing rates and abundant bank liquidity.

  • BOC back with biggest BRI bond

    BOC back with biggest BRI bond

    Bank of China signalled ongoing support for China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Wednesday with its fifth ‘Silk Road bond’, raising US$3.8bn-equivalent across five currencies and eight tranches.

  • Manic week for Asian bond sales

    Manic week for Asian bond sales

    Asian international bond issuance has reached fever pitch, as borrowers rush to take advantage of falling credit spreads and global investors continue to chase returns in a low-yield environment.

  • Mongolian Mining lifts burden

    Mongolian Mining lifts burden

    Mongolian Mining Corp has turned the page on its 2017 debt restructuring with a new issue and bond tender that lifted onerous covenants and freed up cashflow.

  • ESG bonds thrive Down Under

    ESG bonds thrive Down Under

    The Australian capital market showcased its environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials again last week with two original bond offerings from the Inter-American Development Bank and Woolworths Group.