Hutchison Whampoa: The other KS

Group Treasurer KS Chan discusses three dollar deals, one euro deal and why S&P got it wrong.

Hutchison Whampoa has scored an impressive number of firsts with the four benchmark bond issues it's launched so this year. Its $3.5 billion bond issue due February 2013 now stands as the largest bond issue in Asian history, while its two $1 billion re-openings of April and May are the largest of their kind from Asia. Most recently its Eu1 billion 10-year bond of early July became the region's largest euro-denominated deal. Here Group Treasurer KS Chan discusses the conglomerate's achievements.

Going back to September 2002, you tried to do a euro-denominated issue, which didn't work. What went wrong

Chan Unfortunately, markets suddenly collapsed during roadshows and virtually any borrower lining...

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