A roundup of the latest syndicated loan market news.
Woori Bank and Cnooc debt offerings have pushed Asia ex-Japan’s dollar volumes to an all-time monthly high.
The South Korean chemical and solar company will use the money raised to reduce its debt. Investors were keen to buy shares at the discount offered, particularly hedge funds.
S&P's Kim Eng Tan and Abhishek Dangra discuss the challenges facing India's next government as the election continues.
The country's power industry faces the huge task of building new plants to meet the country’s future electricity needs.
Strong US investor interest enabled Tencent to raise $2.5 billion from its dual-tranche bond, the largest in Asia ex-Japan from the tech space.
The proposed listing of Guotai Junan Securities and others has set in motion a new round of capital raisings onshore for Chinese brokerage houses.
After a surprisingly strong start to 2014, the elections in India and Indonesia have seen both currencies return to poor form.
Shareholders take advantage of positive sentiment towards South Korean stocks to divest stake in the insurance firm.
The Chinese pork producer unveiled a slimmed down deal of $1.34 billion to $1.88 billion after a difference of opinion between issuer and investors on pricing.
China’s real estate groups are looking at various options to raise funds such as offshore equity
markets through spinoffs.
Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Franklin Templeton’s emerging markets group, discusses the recent selloff, Chinese debt and his favourite themes.
Economist Justin Lin Yifu wants to replace the global currency system with a modern version of a gold standard but says digital currencies won’t work. He should reconsider.
Pro-market rhetoric by China’s leadership belies the reality for private equity firms, for whom overweening regulation impedes industry evolution.
Mainland real estate companies are struggling to find sources of financing as onshore credit dwindles.
An interview with Indian industrialist Ratan Tata said more about his Chinese questioners than Indian business.
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.
We have selected the landmark deals during the Japanese financial year April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
We present the firms that demonstrated the best track record in Japan during the Japanese financial year April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
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.