Jackie Horne

Jackie Horne is a Contributing Editor for FinanceAsia

  • MTR Corp unveils IPO

    The Hong Kong government chose the palatial setting of the former Governor''s residence to launch the Territory''s first privatization through a public offering yesterday (Monday).

  • DKB appoints John Fogarty as head of equity syndicate

    John Fogarty has been appointed head of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson''s equity syndicate in Asia.

  • Taiwan's UMC and Premier Image Technology begin roadshows

    Both companies are ploughing ahead with equity offerings in the hope that international equity will buck negative sentiment on the domestic bourse.

  • MTR Corp hits the road

    Investor presentations for Hong Kong''s benchmark privatisation will kick off next Thursday following a crucial meeting this Saturday to determine the final size and structure of the deal.

  • Asian bank market begins kamikaze attack on Samurai sector

    The resurgent appeal of the Samurai bond market for Asian borrowers appears to have ended as abruptly as it began, with the autumn pipeline succumbing to the allure of the loan markets.

  • Taiwan's Sunplus and Via bring international equity

    After strong run-ups in their domestic share prices, IC designers Sunplus and Via Technologies are planning international equity offerings.

  • Goldman Sachs wins Chunghwa Telecom mandate

    In what must rank as one of the fastest decisions in Asian privatization history, Goldman Sachs was chosen as global co-ordinator of Chunghwa Telecom within hours of final bake-offs on Saturday.

  • Asia Global Crossing revives debt and equity offerings

    Broadband internet carrier Asia Global Crossing is preparing to re-launch a combined $1.3 billion debt and equity offering.

  • Taiwanese electronics companies head to New York for listings

    SEC filings by Taiwan''s UMC and ASE earlier this week signal an onslaught of overseas equity offerings from the Island Republic this autumn.

  • Thailand unlikely to bank on sub debt

    Expectations that Thailand''s relaxation of tier 2 capital requirements will lead to a flood of international debt issues has been dismissed by bank capital experts, who predict activity will be dominated by buybacks and exchanges.

  • Posco has a yen for more

    Pohang Iron & Steel (Posco) has returned to the Yen markets for the second time in three months, pricing a Y35 billion Samurai up to 25bp inside its outstanding dollar levels.

  • Chunghwa Telecom seeks bids for ADR

    The long-awaited RFP to lead Taiwan''s Chunghwa Telecom to the international equity markets was sent out yesterday (Thursday).

  • MTR Corp takes to the tracks

    The analysts meeting for the high profile privatisation of Hong Kong''s urban rail network takes place today (Friday) ahead of its flotation next month.

  • Sinopec flexes its muscles

    Hong Kong''s equity markets will provide the bulk of September''s new issuance, with jumbo offerings looming for Chinese Petroleum Corp (Sinopec) and the Mass Transit Railway Corp (MTR).

  • Sunday tests investors' faith

    Hong Kong mobile phone operator Sunday Communications has mandated Credit Suisse First Boston and JP Morgan for a first high- yield bond offering.

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