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Shenwan Hongyuan aiming for magnificent 7th with IPO

Belatedly following six bigger rivals, the Shanghai-based brokerage is to tap the Hong Kong market for funding with the city’s biggest IPO so far this year. The timing could be propitious.
April 11, 2019

S-Reits in merger race for bigger scale

The proposed merger between OUE Commercial Reit and OUE Hospitality Trust signals a growing trend where Reit mangers combine assets for stronger liquidity and financing capacity.
April 08, 2019

Asian equities: Reit time, Reit place

Changing interest rate expectations prompt a renewed surge in Reit offerings as investors wonder whether wider equity market momentum can last.
March 11, 2019

Hong Kong brings Wild West to Asian bond market

A potent brew of volatile markets, inexperienced issuers and increasing competition among banks and brokerages has led to a marked deterioration in G3 bond market practices out of Hong Kong. Calls for change are growing louder.
March 06, 2019

Nio overcomes difficulties to price $650m CB

The EV maker returned to the capital market four months after its US listing and successfully raised fresh capital despite multiple headwinds. It was forced to pay up though.
January 31, 2019

Chinese perpetual bonds: capital idea

Bank of China’s landmark onshore perpetual bond deal opens up a new fundraising avenue for the capital-strapped banking sector.
January 30, 2019

Indian Oil sets benchmark with jumbo bond sale

Limited supply has caused fixed income investors to pile into the oil refining company’s $900 million dollar bond – the country's largest non-bank issue in over three years.
January 11, 2019