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Saturday, 17 August 2019

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  • Thai tax change sparks stampede

    Thai tax change sparks stampede

    Thai companies are rushing to raise funds in the domestic bond market before a tax on mutual funds’ bond holdings takes effect next month.

  • India keeps distress in check

    India keeps distress in check

    Stressed asset investors continue to see opportunities in India, despite a surprise legal ruling this month and slow progress in the bankruptcy courts.

  • India’s offshore bond plan in limbo

    India’s offshore bond plan in limbo

    India’s plans for a landmark first sale of US dollar sovereign bonds were plunged into uncertainty last week by reports that the prime minister’s office had asked the finance ministry to reconsider the move.

  • Tech board shares rocket on debut

    Tech board shares rocket on debut

    Valuations on China’s new Nasdaq-style tech board soared in the first week of trading, boosting its appeal to other IPO candidates but leaving investors concerned that prices will quickly become unsustainable.

  • China AMCs to play role in banking consolidation

    China’s banking and insurance regulator has told the country’s biggest distressed-debt managers to prepare contingency plans to take over or invest in high-risk small and medium-sized Chinese banks, two sources involved in the discussions told Reuters.

  • DHFL auditors raise red flags

    Dewan Housing Finance Corp last Monday filed its long-delayed audited results for the quarter ended March 31 and revealed that its auditors had raised several red flags around its numbers, raising fresh concerns about the future of the troubled lender, Reuters reported.

  • Wanda highlights US IPO challenge

    Wanda highlights US IPO challenge

    Wanda Sports Group, part of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin’s conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group, is considering pricing its Nasdaq IPO below the revised price range after earlier cutting the deal size by as much as 38%.

  • Hong Kong appoints new central bank chief

    Hong Kong has appointed long-time policy insider Eddie Yue to lead its central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

  • Fewer banks fight for Asian equities

    Fewer banks fight for Asian equities

    Deutsche Bank’s retreat from Asian equities as part of its global restructuring has again highlighted the cost of doing business in the region’s stock markets.

  • Tse joins ANZ's loans team

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has hired Carson Tse as senior manager in its loan syndications team.