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Thursday, 21 February 2019

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  • Reserve Bank of India: Three banks taken off watchlist

    A Reserve Bank of India panel has removed state-run Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Bank of Maharashtra from its prompt corrective action plan for heavily indebted lenders, the government said last Thursday.

  • Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index: China bonds inclusion confirmed

    Bloomberg said last Thursday that Chinese renminbi-denominated government and policy bank bonds will be added to the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index.

  • China to combine QFII, RQFII schemes

    China further deregulated its capital markets, saying it would ease foreign institutions’ access by combining two inbound investment schemes, while broadening their investment scope to include derivatives, bond repurchases and private funds.

  • Quantum Solar given reprieve

    Quantum Solar given reprieve

    The issuer of Malaysia’s biggest Green project bond has won a temporary reprieve after bondholders agreed to waive potential events of default following a string of delays.

  • Blockchain proves slow burner

    Blockchain proves slow burner

    Almost six months on from the world’s first public sale of blockchain bonds there has been no stampede to replicate the groundbreaking transaction, with evolution rather than revolution likely to usher in the new digital format.

  • Rare perp shows China HY revival

    Rare perp shows China HY revival

    Chinese high-yield issuers are pushing into longer tenors and perpetual maturities, reversing last year’s trend as investors regain their appetite for duration.

  • China AT1s rally after BOC perp

    China AT1s rally after BOC perp

    Chinese banks’ offshore Additional Tier 1 securities soared after Bank of China opened an alternative market for capital raising with the country’s first onshore bank perpetual bond.

  • Hong Kong proposes end to paper shares

    Hong Kong proposes end to paper shares

    Hong Kong’s financial regulators last week unveiled proposals to make the city’s securities market paperless from 2022, starting with an entirely electronic subscription process for IPOs.

  • New tech board targets red chips

    New tech board targets red chips

    China will allow unprofitable and overseas-incorporated companies to sell shares on Shanghai’s new tech board, according to draft rules released last Wednesday.

  • Nomura equity syndicate VP leaves bank

    Kosuke Matsumoto, vice president of equity syndicate at Nomura’s Hong Kong office, is leaving the bank, people with knowledge of the development have said.