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  1. Asian stocks seen facing mid-cycle correction

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Kissel

    ... But as central banks raise interest rates, he warns, emerging markets 'tend to trail off'. Non-Japan Asian stock funds have had a good ride so far. According to Standard & Poor's Corp, ... markets, encouraging personal consumption and housing booms.' Investors have responded with gusto to Asian markets' double-digit returns: they pumped record amounts into non-Japan Asian ...

  2. Hutchison tops the list for Asian fixed-income debt

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hutchison Whampoa, one of the most active issuers this year, has won the best credit rating in the Asian US dollar fixed-income market, according to a survey of 200 bond investors globally ... conglomerate has been given an A-minus credit rating by Standard & Poor's. So far this year, the company has raised US$6.4 billion in the international bond market. Following Hutchison were ...

  3. Mainland firms drive Asian IPOs

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... to international accounting consultancy Ernst & Young. Company global chairman and chief executive Jim Turley said China had become a driving force in global capital markets and was providing much ... billion raised through 94 IPOs last year. Asian firms will raise a total of US$58 billion this year, up from $28 billion last year. The previous Asian IPO record of $50 billion was set amid ...

  4. Fund takes on US$800b Asian NPLs

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling Investment in weapons trade, drift-net fishing or child labour will be ruled out Hedge-fund manager ADM Capital has partnered with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to set ... from Asian governments and institutions. The Hong Kong government was approached to become an investor in the first tranche but declined, Mr Botsford said, despite the fact that the fund had ...

  5. US dollar, stocks fall as Korea diversifies reserves

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson The sum of all Alan Greenspan's fears hit Asian currency markets yesterday as the South Korean central bank said it planned to diversify its foreign currency reserves ... 1997 and posted sizeable losses against other Asian currencies as well as the euro on the news. Equity markets across Asia fell amid fears that stronger regional currencies will make Asian ...

  6. Panva Gas makes a return to a revived debt market

    Posted Aug 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nichole Chan Favourable conditions in the debt market in recent weeks have prompted a revival in the popularity of bond issues. Among the companies tapping the debt market is Panva Gas Holdings, which has mandated Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch to organise a bond offering. Asian debt markets newsletter basis point reports that the bond issue will be worth between US$200 million ...

  7. SingTel fuels price war in Bangladesh cellphone market

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Sayed Kamaluddin

    ... Asian giant's entry is expected to change the scenario, writes Sayed Kamaluddin With the entry of Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), arguably Asia's largest mobile-phone operator, into the fast-growing Bangladesh cellphone market earlier this month, a price war is in the offing. SingTel has announced its acquisition of a 45 per cent stake in Pacific Bangladesh ...

  8. Market revival effort fails to inspire

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini, Mark O'Neill

    ... markets,' said Gary Evans, the Pan-Asian equity strategist for HSBC. The Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share indices surged in the opening minutes of trade yesterday, but they retreated swiftly ... The Chinese government's latest attempt to revive slumping domestic stock markets failed to impress yesterday as investors shrugged off a new series of emergency measures that could potentially ...

  9. HK Land lifts bond issue to US$500m

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was available only to European and Asian investors, to the exclusion of American investors. Market watchers said Hongkong Land was one of many companies to take advantage of low interest rates before ... with an indicative pricing of 115 to 117 basis points above the corresponding treasuries, which was tightened from a spread of 115 to 120 basis points marketed to institutional investors earlier on Tuesday, ...

  10. Low rates boost appeal of long bonds

    Posted Apr 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nichole Chan Low interest rates and robust market liquidity have attracted more issuers to the long bond market. JP Morgan estimated total issuance for the first quarter this year would be just below US$10 billion. 'Given where United States treasury yields and spreads are, the primary market should stay robust in the near term,' the brokerage said. Issues from South ...




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