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  1. Business - China Business - BONDS

    China cuts US debt holdings amid Fed taper

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:16am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Rising yields on US bonds sees China reduce its stockpile of Treasuries by the most in two years China trims US debt holdings amid Fed taper China reduced its holdings of US Treasury debt in December by the most in two years as the Federal Reserve announced plans to slow asset purchases. US government bonds held by China- the biggest US creditor- fell ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    HSBC unit taps into onshore debt market

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:28am by Jeanny Yu

    ... into onshore debt market HSBC's asset management arm is stepping up efforts to tap the mainland's onshore bond market, the fourth-largest in the world, but one still largely closed to foreign investors, as a key part of its strategy to take advantage of Beijing's sweeping plans to globalise the yuan. Relatively higher yield and abundant liquidity has made mainland onshore debt ...

  3. Business - Money - BONDS

    Sinopec gets creative with US$5b mixed bond issue

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... offered as a sweetener to investors to take on long-dated debt in a rising interest rate environment. While regional investors are focused on China's growth slowdown and credit tightening ... Duncan Phillips, head of Citi's Asia-Pacific debt syndicate. Sinopec is perhaps the most experimental and ambitious issuer of mainland SOEs. Both the parent and the Hong Kong listed ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Top dim sum fund managers favour junk debt as property prices rise

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:23am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Average yield of junk yuan securities in HK has fallen about 110 basis points since July Top dim sum fund managers favour junk debt The best-performing dim sum fund managers are favouring mainland junk debt as the economy outshines emerging-market peers and property prices rise. The BOCHK RMB High Yield Bond Fund, run by the Hong Kong arm of Bank of China, returned 6.6 per ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Bad loans widen yield spread between China policy banks, government debt

    Posted Jul 31st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Yields on debt sold by China policy banks jump amid economic slowdown and liquidity squeeze Surge in borrowing costs fans default fears Borrowing costs at the mainland's policy banks are the highest in more than a year relative to those at the government as a slowdown in the economy fans concern that bad loans will climb. The average yield on one-year debt ...

  6. Business - Money - BONDS

    Bonds by Chinese property firms fall further after collapse of Zhejiang Xingrun

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

    ... sources said on Monday that closely held Zhejiang Xingrun Real Estate did not have enough cash to repay 3.5 billion yuan (HK$4.4 billion) of debt. The mainland's housing market is cooling, ...

  7. Business - Money - BONDS

    Better times tipped for battered US dollar debt

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... for battered US dollar debt Activity in the Asian US dollar bond market is poised to pick up as issuers and investors adjust their expectations in response to the flagged winding down of the United States Federal Reserve's monetary easing programme. After recovering from the Asian financial crisis of 1997-98, the region's economies expanded rapidly and outperformed many debt ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    China 'ban' on letters of credit leaves banks in limbo

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... that have recently sold deals using the structure. "One has to be humble and admit no one understands what is happening on this issue," said Yves Jacob, the Asia-Pacific head of debt ... they were already struggling with growing volumes of bad debt. "It defeats the purpose of derisking the Chinese economy. Regulators wanted issuers to use the offshore market because it pushed ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    China remains world's No 1 holder of US debt

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York China remains world's No 1 holder of US debt China retained its lead over Japan as the largest foreign creditor to America in March, US Treasury Department data ... China held 11 per cent of the US debt, compared with 9.7 per cent by Japan. China's stake reached a record US$1.31 trillion in July 2011. Demand for the US debt from overseas investors ...

  10. Business - Companies - BONDS

    Debt fears dog solar power suppliers

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Renewable energy companies must repay US$3.5 billion this year, giving investors worries about another default in the sector Debt fears dog solar power suppliers Renewable energy companies from the mainland and Hong Kong need to repay US$3.5 billion of debt this year, prompting global investors to fret that another issuer will follow Suntech Power into default. Solar, wind, ...




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