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  1. Business - Money - BONDS

    Debt in riskiest markets may be a frontier too far

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:06am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... FM debt. In the past fortnight, three US dollar-denominated FM bond sales attracted significant demand from international investors. On April 7, Zambia raised US$1 billion in Africa’s first sovereign debt issuance of the year in a deal that was more than four times oversubscribed. The following day, Sri Lanka sold US$500 million of five-year paper at a yield of just 5.1 per cent, ...

  2. Business - Money - FUNDRAISING

    Sunshine Oilsands opts for debt issue to raise funds as shares plunge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 01:21am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Sunshine opts for debt issue as shares plunge Sunshine Oilsands' shareholders have given the management a mandate to issue more shares, but recent sharp falls in its stock mean the firm will change to debt financing to raise more funds for it to resume construction at a project suspended since August. Shareholders voted in favour of granting ...

  3. Business - Commodities

    Default risk as China's clean-energy players face record debt payments

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 01:07am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Default risk grows as Beijing's push results in over-investment in the industry Green players face record debt payments The mainland's clean-energy industry faces record debt payments this quarter, heightening a battle for survival after a solar panel maker became its first onshore bond issuer to default. Companies generating power from the sun, ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    China Construction Bank eyes issue of 20b yuan of subordinate debt

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Construction Bank eyes preference share issue China Construction Bank plans to issue 20 billion yuan (HK$25.2 billion) of subordinate debt on the mainland ... capital. "Our capital adequacy ratio is well above the regulatory requirement. We have ample capital" after raising five billion yuan of subordinated debt last year, he said. ...

  5. Business - China Business

    More Chinese firms seen heading for defaults on debts

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... as higher funding costs and slowing growth weigh on debt commitments, according to Morgan Stanley. "The pressures are now on for the corporate default rate to be moving higher," said ... Financial firms are now clamping down on non-performing loans and curbing lending, pushing up the cost of servicing this debt as the economy slows. A preliminary gauge of manufacturing missed ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to act as rising local government debts threaten reform

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:29am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... debts Top mainland economists have urged the authorities to take more decisive action to rein in the country's mounting local government debt, saying the debt level is the biggest threat ... embracing a market-oriented economy, as a more open system hurts vested interest groups and bureaucrats. "Concerns over China's property market, local government debt, bank asset quality ...

  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - REAL ESTATE

    High debt, slow sales loom over Chinese property firms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:58am by Langi Chiang

    ... enters a new downturn. On the watch list are Hopson Development, Renhe Commercial, Glorious Property and Coastal Greenland, all suffering from either weak sales or high debt ratios, according ... of June, Glorious Property (36 per cent) and Hopson (42.8 per cent) had the lowest ratio of cash versus short-term debt among all mainland Chinese developers rated by Moody’s. Adding to their cash ...

  8. Business - Commodities - DEBT

    Mongolian miner SouthGobi seeks financing as debt default looms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Miner SouthGobi seeks financingas default looms Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources is seeking additional financing to avoid a default on US$250 million in debt ... Chief financial officer Bertrand Troiano said SouthGobi would look at a range of financing options including loans and equity, adding that the debt market was "difficult". The company ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fixing China's debt burden will bring pain before it brings relief

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by Lim Say Boon

    ... Lim Say Boon Lim Say Boon says while China's debt problems are nowhere near crisis levels, they must be tackled sooner rather than later or they will continue to sap the economy of the vitality it needs to transform Burden to bear Damned if they do, damned if they don't: Chinese policymakers are in a corner over the country's debt problems. Even with local government ...

  10. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    China praise won't avert debt crisis day of reckoning

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... William Pesek Suggestions that Washington could learn from Beijing on economic rescue efforts are fanciful China praise won't avert debt crisis day of reckoning If only America's ... for implementing policies "no other nations dared to adopt" is that Asia's biggest economy is merely delaying a debt crisis that will be much bigger and more spectacular than it had to be. ...




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