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Mongolia cancels $3 billion coal IPO

The cancellation of a stake sale in the country’s flagship coal mining company comes as economic growth and ratings agencies cast a shadow on the economy.
May 12, 2020

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

Pakistan's pipeline: Bankers expect up to six IPOs in 2020

After a lacklustre few years thanks in part to over-regulation, Pakistan is cleaning up its image for issuers and investors and betting on simplified IPO rules to catalyse the market. Three IPOs are waiting for approval and more are in the wings, bankers claim.
January 13, 2020

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

Dirty downgrades: how ESG can affect credit ratings

Fitch Ratings will use a new system to study ESG factors when compiling credit ratings. Moody’s warns that debt worth $2.2 trillion across 11 sectors could be downgraded due to environmental risk.
January 09, 2019