There are signs the incoming Indonesian government will work more closely with foreign groups who have been hit hard by taxes on mineral exports.
The internet firm’s successful IPO comes as 4G and mobile look set to accelerate growth in the industry, chief finance officer Paul Keung told FinanceAsia.
The Chinese mobile game publishing platform aims to tap public markets next month and has identified several anchor investors.
Annisa Lee replaces Pradeep Mohinani to head the bank’s flow credit desk analyst team for Asia ex-Japan.
ICBC’s plans to issue Rmb80 billion ($12.9 billion) worth of preferred shares should prepare the bank for expansion. Earliest issuance seen is fourth quarter.
PizzaExpress raises $1 billion to fund its LBO despite weakening markets and its new owner Hony talks to FinanceAsia about expansion plans.
Export-Import Bank of China completed fifth largest Asia ex-Japan G3 bond in 2014 year-to-date.
Tata Steel raises jumbo dual-tranche bond, while Greenko and Global Cloud Xchange prices structurally appealing high-yield notes.
Asia bond markets saw a whopping $6 billion in issuance overnight from the likes of Tata Steel, Greenko and China Exim Bank as investors look to put money to work.
Singapore group raises $276m in 78 million share block trade after the market close.
Indonesian group hopes to become Southeast Asia's largest energy company on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
A roundup of the latest syndicated loan market news.
Australia’s second-largest private hospital operator raised A$2.25 billion in the country's largest IPO for more than three years.
Deal re-constituted to skew more paper to Japanese retail investors.
The China-heavy Asian high-yield sector is set to see new players emerging in the coming months, with Indian corporates Greenko, GCX and Tata Steel setting the scene.
Tim Leissner will also retain his responsibilities as vice-chairman of investment banking in Asia ex-Japan.
ANZ’s institutional banking chief Andrew Géczy throws down the gauntlet to global rivals as he looks to win market share, talent and deliver ROE at 13%.
Investors see attractive value in Chinese corporate issuers’ US dollar bonds, especially from the investment-grade space, as onshore credit conditions ease.
Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has officially won the election but business, the markets and foreign investors might have to wait a bit longer for clarity.
The Chinese pork producer has lowered the valuation for its planned Hong Kong listing to a fixed price of HK$6.20 per unit from HK$8 to HK$11.25.
Baring Asia is buying a stake in the UK’s clothing retailer Cath Kidston, the latest private equity firm to see opportunities in helping western brands expand in Asia.
The water treatment firm sold the country’s first Singapore dollar perpetual bond since April.
Local government sells bond linked to shares of Hong Kong-listed Yuexiu Transport Infrastructure.
Diao Yang has been hired by the Chinese bank as co-head of investment banking.
Korea's top selling rice cooker brand launches IPO, and seeks to raise up to $247 million. Earnings will be driven by exports and consumers upgrading rice cookers.
The Philippines' URC, run by Lance Gokongwei, is buying the New Zealand-based biscuit maker for about US$609 million.
More middle-and small-sized Chinese banks are planning to issue preferred shares. However, there are challenges for such issuance.
Asian high-yield bonds come with the best quality covenants globally as investors continue to scrutinise borrower profiles.
The recent changes to Safe rules on cross-border fundraising are a baby step forward, offering opportunities for foreign lenders.
Government takes advantage of share price spike to offload more of its stake in the policy bank.
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering sells a debut $300 million three-year debt offering.
Equity analysts are scouring China’s reform plans to unearth potential beneficiaries. The swelling list so far includes the likes of China Telecom, Sinopharm and CNBM.
HKT Trust completes third largest ECM deal from a Hong Kong issuer in 2014.
Giordano Lombardo, CIO of Pioneer Investments, says comparisons between China now and the US pre-2008 are off the mark.
Property group hopes to entice investors with a big yield kicker for Singapore's first European pure play Reit offering.
Goodpack held roadshows in Singapore this week for a $720 million term loan to fund KKR's buyout and meets with US investors next week.
Demand was strong for Richard Li's telecom trust, which will use the proceeds to pay down some of its substantial debt.
A list of upcoming or potential reforms compiled by FinanceAsia.
Reform of China’s sprawling state-owned enterprises is generating lucrative assignments for bankers. However they must be in it for the long-haul as change will take time.
Giordano Lombardo, CIO of Pioneer Investments, says he retains long risk positions, particularly in China, but has a more balanced portfolio now.
Banks from emerging economies are likely to experience hurdles when it comes to raising bank capital internationally, S&P says, but syndicate bankers think otherwise.
Over-investment and a failure to write off bad debts will create progressively less economic activity.
The Modi government has cut withholding taxes on offshore bonds and raised limits on foreign investment in insurance companies.
A survey shows that Hong Kong finance professionals are more likely to tender their resignation to gain a pay rise than their Asian peers. And that it is highly likely to work.
The company, Japan's second-largest private-sector life insurer, will use the proceeds to fund its acquistion of US company Protective Insurance Company.
Sinopharm and China National Building Materials are next in line for further privatization as Beijing revamps its debt-laden state sector.
The Jiangsu-based developer raised a $350m bond, the first Chinese property issue this month.
China’s new SAFE cross-border rules enable Chinese borrowers to back loans with onshore assets but restrictions over remitting the funds back onshore will cap borrowing.
Early data from our research into this year's FinanceAsia Rich List shows strong 12% dividend growth for the region's share owners.