Baidu to pacify investors with $1b share buyback

Baidu to pacify investors with $1b share buyback

The Nasdaq-listed search group will embark on a $1b share buyback to assuage investors after $12b was wiped off its market value on disappointing quarterly earnings.
India’s biggest coffee chain intends to raise capital to pay down debt and broaden its offering amid tough competition from foreign rivals.
DBS brings Southeast Asia's first covered bond, propelling Singapore into the global ranks of issuers.
FinanceAsia profiles Kathy Matsui, the first female partner in Goldman Sachs in Japan and author of a key research report on women in the workforce.
The Chinese city commercial bank plans a domestic private placement of 100 million preferred shares to help replenish its capital base by raising up to Rmb10 billion.
Asia (ex Japan) Healthcare ECM volume at YTD record high in 2015


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