A roundup of the latest syndicated loan market news.
The debt capital markets at highest YTD issuance level on record.
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FWD Group’s newly appointed CEO Huynh Thanh Phong talks to FinanceAsia about how he is turning entrepreneur Richard Li’s vision of a pan-Asian insurer into a reality
The 26-year veteran will be responsible for a region that produced nearly a quarter of the bank’s total income in 2013.
Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific to buy Citic Ltd from its parent Citic Group for $36 billion, as China drives through reform of its state-owned enterprises.
China's version of Twitter raises $285.6 million from US IPO after a difficult few weeks for tech stocks.
Kunardy D Lie has moved from Citi to the German bank as country head, while Gioshia Ralie replaces him at the US bank in an internal move.
Independent oil and gas company MIE and Indonesian textile maker Sritex tap high-yield investors looking to diversify away from the Chinese property sector.
Banks and financial institutions from around the region are invited to pitch for our Country Awards for Achievements 2014.
Cut from "BB+" to "BB" underlines need for China’s largest privately owned investment company by revenue to control its leverage risks and diversify fundraising channels.
An investor survey conducted by the Asian Corporate Governance Association offers food for thought as the Hong Kong Stock Exchange mulls rule changes.
Debut offering from the chemicals and solar manufacturer, which plans to use proceeds to pay down debt
Olivier de Grivel has been promoted to co-head of global financial institutionals group at HSBC and heads the team with Brian Heyworth.
A flush of corporate Korean bond deals are likely in the coming days with telecoms company KT Corp setting the scene.
Syndicates opened books a few days earlier for the Korean bank, with hedge funds and long-only institutions keen to get in on the GDRs.
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CME’s Leo Melamed says the time for China to put pricing of its financial futures market on display is now.
Ming Lu, head of the private equity group for the region, tells FinanceAsia that finding talent is tough but attitudes have changed.
A Chinese consortium led by MMG extends China's global acquisition spree by agreeing to buy the major Peruvian copper mining project.
The Chinese government further reduces red-tape by easing restrictions on outbound investments by local companies.
Chen Zhiwu, a member on the international advisory board of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, says diversified ownership could increase corruption.
China Citic Bank sells Asia’s first Additional Tier 1 bond, while Chalco raises its second perpetual note and State Bank of India offers a dual-tranche deal.
A $300m exchangeable bond into Philippines property developer Ayala Land provides cheap funds for the parent and welcome diversification for investors.
The debt capital markets see the highest weekly volume in 13 weeks.
Bankers have set the price range for Hong Kong's largest IPO in four years and started travelling to meet investors. So far, demand for the pork producer appears robust.
Hot on the heels of China LotSynergy, RexLot taps the convertible market with its third CB since 2011.
CEO Liang Xinjun talks to FinanceAsia about the shift from a Chinese industrial conglomerate to a global investment group. The interview comes as Fosun launches a rights offering.
Hong Kong-listed Chinese developer raises a $500 million seven-year note, reviving the region’s unrated space amid improving market confidence.
M&A head Yuichiro Wakatsuki becomes head of investment banking as part of expanded management team.
Seven banks have launched Giant Interactive’s $850 million buyout loan into general syndication.
Mobile gambling in China. What could be hotter? The provider of lottery systems attracts strong outright demand to seal convertible deal.
The sovereign quenches the thirst of frontier market investors by issuing a $2 billion dual-tranche bond, its first international note in seven years.
Jun Ma is joining the People's Bank of China as chief economist after thirteen years with Deutsche Bank where he was widely known for his upbeat outlook on China.
The Singaporean bank raised a $1 billion 10.5-year Basel III-compliant bond to help fund its expansion and replenish old-style debt.
The Chinese healthcare group benefits from renewed buying interest in mainland stocks.
The Chinese enterprise software developer is raising money through a convertible bond to invest in cloud-computing and mobile technology.
As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls the health of India’s economy hangs in the balance.
SM Investments eyes an ambitious land reclamation project and casino through its units SM Land and Belle Corp.
'Flash Boys', a book about high-frequency trading, is certain to gain a wide audience in Asia as it is a growing phenomenon regulators in the region are playing close attention to.
State-owned bank takes advantage of share price spike to raise new capital
A move to allow mutual market access between stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai will narrow the valuation gap between the two.
Deal will turn Sun Pharma into the world's fifth-largest generic drug company but some analysts doubt it can turn Ranbaxy around.
Indonesian garment manufacturer Sritex embarks on an investor roadshow, following developer Lippo Karawaci in issuing a dollar bond.
Michael Chae is heading back to New York after jump-starting the firm’s private equity business in Asia. Ed Huang and Yi Luo will lead Blackstone’s private equity investments in China.
Pierre Ferland is appointed, while Madan Menon, co-head of markets and international banking, is to leave the bank.
One of the few non-US listed Chinese tech companies attracts orders of close to $2 billion as investors snap up rare opportunity.
Sinopec Group Overseas completes the largest USD-denominated bond by a Chinese issuer on record.