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Saturday, 17 August 2019

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  • Basel Committee on Banking Supervision: New derivatives rules delayed

    Global regulators have delayed by a year the implementation of new rules that require smaller fund managers, for the first time, to set aside cash or margin to cover their derivatives transactions.

  • JP Morgan appoints global co-head of prime brokerage

    JP Morgan has promoted Charles Chiang to global co-head of prime finance.

  • CS hires Deutsche's Gibb as Aus CEO to replace Knox

    Credit Suisse has hired Richard Gibb from Deutsche Bank to become its Australia CEO as current incumbent John Knox is due to step down.

  • Vietnam espouses project finance

    Vietnam espouses project finance

    Vietnam’s first project bond has highlighted the growing role of the capital markets in Asian infrastructure funding.

  • Macquarie disbands CAF unit

    Macquarie Group last Thursday reiterated its guidance for a slightly lower full-year profit and said it would disband its corporate and asset finance unit, an opaque division that has fuelled a lot of its growth since the global financial crisis.

  • CIBC revives Aussie covered market

    CIBC revives Aussie covered market

    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Sydney branch, received a strong response for the first Australian dollar covered bond offering of the year, potentially inspiring a revival in local issuance from the country’s major banks.

  • L&T Finance exits DCM and structured finance

    L&T Finance exits DCM and structured finance

    L&T Finance Holdings is shifting its focus away from structured corporate finance and debt capital markets to make judicious use of its capital as liquidity dries up for India’s shadow banks.

  • Asahi gives shareholders a hangover

    Asahi gives shareholders a hangover

    Asahi Group Holdings’ plan to fund its A$16bn (US$11.3bn) purchase of Anheuser Busch InBev’s Australian operations with debt and a dilutive equity offering wiped US$2bn off the Japanese brewing giant’s market capitalisation last week.

  • CIP adds to Taiwan wind surge

    CIP adds to Taiwan wind surge

    Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners is testing appetite for Taiwan’s offshore wind sector with a NT$93bn (US$3bn) 18-year loan that marks the island’s largest project financing in nearly 20 years.

  • Strong response for Thai IPO duo

    Strong response for Thai IPO duo

    Two Thai retailers enjoyed a strong response to IPOs totalling Bt5.9bn (US$191m) last week, in a sign of confidence ahead of much larger listings to come later this year.