Thursday, 21 February 2019

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  • MUFG appoints Vietnam corporate banking head

    MUFG Bank, the commercial banking arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, said that Calvin Nguyen has joined as head of global corporate banking in Vietnam.

  • China high yield turns selective

    China high yield turns selective

    Bonds from China’s high-yield property developers started the Year of the Pig on a strong note, in sharp contrast with high-yield industrial names, where poor investor demand forced a first-time issuer to pull a deal last week.

  • India readies first debt ETF

    India readies first debt ETF

    India’s first debt exchange-traded fund is preparing for a launch in the financial year beginning April 2019, offering retail investors a new investment vehicle and public-sector issuers potentially better access to funding.

  • KDB rides global risk rally

    KDB rides global risk rally

    Korea Development Bank, rated Aa2/AA/AA–, drew a strong response for a US$1bn dual-tranche global bond offering, as subsiding concerns over interest rate rises have improved risk appetite for high-quality paper.

  • Taiwan offshore bond ETFs surge

    Taiwan offshore bond ETFs surge

    Taiwanese life insurers have steered around curbs on the Formosa bond market by pouring money into exchange-traded funds focused on foreign bonds.

  • Indonesia cuts to the chase

    Indonesia cuts to the chase

    The Republic of Indonesia (Baa2/BBB–/BBB) sprung a surprise with a US$2bn dual-tranche sukuk deal that came ahead of schedule to make the most of market conditions.

  • UBS China head outlines JV plans

    UBS China head outlines JV plans

    UBS plans to allocate more capital to China as it seeks to consolidate the lead it has established over rivals in becoming the first foreign investment bank to acquire a majority stake in a China securities joint venture under new rules.

  • Samsung BioLogics: Watchdog appeals sanctions suspension

    South Korea’s Financial Services Commission said last Tuesday it would file an appeal against a court decision to suspend sanctions on Samsung BioLogics.

  • 1Malaysia Development: Conduct of audit firms under review

    Malaysia’s securities regulator said on January 26 it was looking into the conduct of auditors of state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd.

  • Australian Prudential Regulation Authority: Countercylical buffer stays at zero

    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has kept the countercyclical capital buffer for banks on hold at zero percent, according to the banking regulator’s annual information paper on the CCyB.