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  1. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    Twitter seeks to raise US$1.5b from debt offer

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Microblogging firm plans to use proceeds from the bond sale for acquisitions and expansion Twitter seeks to raise US$1.5b from debt offer Twitter is tapping debt ... help tweak its product to appeal to a broader audience. Executives saw an opportunity in the debt market to raise more cash cheaply with little immediate dilution of their shareholders' ...

  2. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Debt break down

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by SOCIETE GENERALE

    ... Societe Generale Chart of the day: Debt break down Apparently, there is a big question about the solution to the 12.7 trillion yuan (HK$15.98 trillion) debt already owed by the mainland's cities, counties and villages, since only provincial governments are to be given formal access to the debt market. Actually, not even all the provincial off-budget debt will be covered. ...

  3. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    Powerlong, Honghua will issue senior notes to refinance debts

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 09:27am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Hong Kong-listed mainland Chinese firms Powerlong Real Estate and Honghua Group announced on Wednesday plans to issue senior notes to refinance maturing debts. Neither company disclosed the exact amount as they have yet to finalise binding terms, according to separate statements filed with the Hong Kong stock exchange. Credit Suisse, Guotai Junan ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - LAWSUITS

    Morgan Stanley to pay US$95m in mortgage debt settlement

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 09:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay US$95 million to resolve a lawsuit accusing the Wall Street bank of misleading investors in mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis. The settlement, disclosed in court pape ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Shui On Land backs away from urban renewal projects as debt mounts

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:03am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Debt-laden developer seeks to speed up its development cycle with new strategy Shui On backs away from urban renewal The decision by highly geared Shui On Land ... accumulated a debt of 42.12 billion yuan (HK$52.98 billion) as of June, up 20 per cent from December last year. Its net gearing ratio increased to 64 per cent from 59 per cent in the same period. ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - LOANS

    China bank sector unfazed by sharp jump in bad debts

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by DON WEINLAND

    ... industry unfazed by sharp jump in bad debts The mainland banking sector is eerily calm for logging a 102.3 billion yuan (HK$129 billion) increase in non-performing loans in the first half ... management companies. Nearly a decade ago, the biggest banks sold massive amounts of bad debt to the toxic-asset managers before they went public overseas. Richard Cao, a Shenzhen-based banking ...

  7. Business - Economy - DEBT

    Local governments can replace costly debt, finance minister says

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Beijing urges swap into cheaper bonds Local governments can swap some of their high-interest debt for cheaper municipal bonds, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said, a move that may help defuse risks related to the country's US$3 trillion local debt pile. In a speech in the National People's Congress about the fiscal system, Lou said Beijing would control ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEBT

    Chinese developers sinking into disguised debts

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:03am by Langi Chiang

    ... sinking into disguised debts Chinese developers' indebtedness is worse than shown in their interim results as a rising number of issued perpetual bonds, and limited disclosure on their terms, ... developers put perpetual securities as equity in their interim reports, Moody's has taken the opposite tack. "They have debt-like features," said Franco Leung, the global ratings ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - LOANS

    Fears raised over rented debt ratings

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Mainland firms spark concerns while fundraising in US as global bond sales by issuers carrying bank guarantees soar Paid debt ratings cause for concern Mainland companies renting debt ratings from state-owned banks when raising funds in US money markets are fuelling credit concerns as bad loans mount. Including the first programme guaranteed by Bank of China in New York ...

  10. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Fosun shrugs off debt concerns as it looks for more overseas acquisitions

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:28am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih in Shanghai hanshih.toh@scmp.com Shanghai conglomerate shrugs off concerns over debt accumulated in buying spree of overseas assets that it will bring into mainland market Fosun: We've enough money for investment Fosun International is determined to stay on the hunt for acquisitions, brushing off ratings agency concerns that debt-fuelled overseas investments ...




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