Japanese group gives equity markets a second dose of Asia's largest listed private healthcare provider this year.
New dollar-denominated offering hits a market struggling under the twin pressures of strong supply and concerted selling following recent new issue underperformance.
China's eighth largest brokerage by assets also becomes No8 out of the top 10 to attempt a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listing. The IPO is the largest by a brokerage this year.
Chinalco Mining Corp’s planned take-private offers a solid return for shareholders and is near the finish line. But some investors are worried the deal could hit a roadblock.
China National Bluestar, ICBC Leasing and Shui On Land collectively sell $2.75 billion of dollar debt ahead of the US presidential debate.
Asia-based bond investors switch out of high-yielding Australian corporate bonds in a flight to quality, survey reveals.
Job cuts imminent at the US investment bank amid a tough year in Asia's emerging markets. Other banks may follow suit as fierce competition from Chinese brokers bites.
The mega-merger of two Chinese steelmakers has a lot of benefits for the country. But it is a terrible deal for shareholders.
Postal Savings Bank of China priced the world’s largest IPO in two years
China Cinda Asset Management topped up its capital with a $3.2 billion alternative tier one bond, generating blow-out demand despite an aggressive approach.
Australian issuers are at the front of the pack when it comes to green bonds. They are only just getting started.
Chinese state-owned oil giant's latest dollar-denominated debt offering benefits from conducive market conditions after the Fed kept its interest rates unchanged.
Dealogic's weekly roundup of loans activity in Asia.
Japan's prime minister is determined to revive the country's economy, but he has left too much of the hard lifting to the Bank of Japan. It’s time he took responsibility.
Frank Tang’s private equity firm handily gathered capital despite the gloomier outlook for returns and increased competition for LPs’ money.
First class stamp for China; second class outcome for institutional investors from world's biggest IPO of the year.
Banks and financial institutions from across the region are invited to pitch for our annual end-of-year Achievement Awards, recognising excellence in finance in Asia.
India's largest life insurer completes the country's biggest flotation in six years.
China Grand Automotive’s acquisition of Baoxin Auto has received a poor reception from investors. But consolidation in the sector is only getting started.
South Korea's second-biggest lender taps bond market ahead of US Fed's interest rate decision but finds a poor reception from investors.
Country Garden and Dongxing Securities take advantage of calm market conditions ahead of potential rate induced volatility.
The private equity firm has named CDFC’s Paul Yang as David Liu’s replacement. The move rounds out the deal team as KKR kicks into fund raising mode.
After a social media storm cost PaxGlobal's well-regarded CFO his job, our new columnist looks at how executives can harness technology for the benefit of all.
International equity investors have been starved of major Korean IPOs this year. That is about to change.
China's fluctuating relationship with the game of golf tested by the flotation of upmarket equipment manufacturer.
South Korea's second-largest lender set to print new additional tier one debt, turning to the market on the cusp of a crucial interest rate meeting in the US.
The Singapore-based healthcare services provider’s upcoming listing is being billed as one of the city's most exciting equity growth stories in years.
Francisco Aristeguieta talks about his aggressive push to close branches and reallocate resources to digital as China slows down and consumers turn to fintech startups.
FinanceAsia will take a break from the newsletter this Friday, September 16, as it is a public holiday in Hong Kong for Mid-Autumn Festival. We will return on Monday, September 19.
Slow week for both the equity capital markets and debt capital markets amid holiday lull
The country's largest commercial bank ends up having to cut the size of the sector's debut dollar-denominated AT1 deal after investors steer clear.
The Taiwanese technology group taps the US dollar market after completing its $3.8 billion takeover of Japan's Sharp.
Kazuhiro Yamada, head of Carlyle's Japan buyout group, talks about why Japanese companies are more willing to say goodbye to non-core units.
In the first part of a new column, Downtime, FinanceAsia visits Hong Kong’s Liang Yi museum, which offers a view of history through the eyes of an avid collector.
The SFC’s new enforcer has been clearing the decks on long-running investigations. That's a wise move — he can now move on to bigger, tough-to-tackle problems.
Chinese companies are flocking overseas to snap up high-profile assets. We illustrate the scale of the splurge.
Similar to other state-owned banks, the post-to-banking lender’s Hong Kong listing is yet another deal dominated by investment from state institutions.
Chinese lender attracts strong order book and responds with aggressive spread tightening.
China’s economic slowdown is bad news for some but it can be a real positive for Asia’s frontier economies.
The British conglomerate has sold its China cane sugar business to Nanning Sugar; making it the latest foreign company to bow out in the face of fierce local competition.
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, FinanceAsia looks back over the past two decades and ponders what the next 20 years could bring.
Both the equity capital markets and debt capital markets pick up pace this week
Another busy day in the dollar bond market, with few signs of investor fatigue as three property developers successfully raise fresh debt funds.
Malaysian state fund sells $289 million of shares in the country’s largest power distributor, marking its fifth selldown since 2012.
Japanese oil company Idemitsu Kosa has been forced to postpone the acquisition of a stake in a rival. It needs to clear a series of obstacles before the deal can go through.
Chinese issuers descend on force ahead of almost week-long public holidays across Asia.
Co-founder Cai Kui sold shares in the Chinese property developer for the first time since resigning from a company management role in 2009.
China’s leading travel agency completes the largest dual-tranche equity fundraising ever from an Asia ex-Japan issuer.