coronavirus

Are Virgin Australia’s bonds headed for a crash landing?

The government has committed millions to helping save both Qantas and Virgin Australia, although the CEO of the former has publicly stated the later doesn’t deserve it. How much Virgin ends up receiving could have a significant impact on its corporate bond holders.
April 01, 2020

Will an airline company ever be able to IPO again?

Amid an unprecedented level of flight reductions, a plummet in demand, and desperate capital raising exercises, expect airline IPO’s to remain grounded as the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the industry. We review how many are finding ways just to stay alive.
March 30, 2020

Singapore VC takes on pandemic with accelerator programme

Conceived only two weeks ago, Expara Ventures lays claim to launching the first accelerator to target solutions to the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently siphoning resources from an existing fund, the VC is in talks with investors to support this initiative.
March 25, 2020

Startup survival in China 101

As China comes to grips with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus, Chinese startups and funds must get smart to survive the inevitable capital crunch that is coming with it. FinanceAsia offers some simple tips to help them weather the storm.
February 11, 2020

Coronavirus to stranglehold China’s debt

The coronavirus infection is bound to hit China’s wallet hard. Experts expect corporate bond defaults to jump unless regulators can help facilitate changes in repayments.
February 09, 2020