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  1. Business - China Business - DEBT

    Municipal bonds may be used to clear up debts by local governments

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:28am by Reuters

    ... by the Ministry of Finance on local government debt proposes letting them issue bonds to replace borrowings taken through opaque financing vehicles, according to people who have seen the draft. ... government debt, much of it raised by local government financing vehicles (LGFVs) to finance infrastructure and real estate projects. This lending was originally encouraged by Beijing to stimulate ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEBT

    More mainland developers face debt problems

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Agile Property latest firm struggling with debt repayments with its bonds the worst in market More mainland developers face problems The weakest developers on the mainland are getting weaker as Agile Property Holdings became the latest company to struggle with debt repayments. The number of publicly traded real estate firms with liabilities exceeding equity jumped ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Business - Money - DEBT

    Bank of China predicts rapid increase in issuance of dim sum bonds in Australia next year

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:30am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Sydney Bank of China sees rapid development of yuan debt market in Australia after 1b yuan sale NSW offering paves way for dim sum bonds Bank of China predicts Australian ... the world's 12th offshore yuan clearing hub. Beijing is seeking to encourage greater global use of the yuan with borrowers such as the British Treasury and Caterpillar issuing dim sum debt. ANZ ...

  6. Business - Money - DEBT

    Global bond record in sight as sales near US$4tr

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:36am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Global corporate debt issuance defies forecasts higher borrowing costs would curb offerings as Fed pulls back from unprecedented stimulus Bond record in sight ... companies have fuelled debt sales worldwide of US$3.8 trillion this year, which is about US$174 billion away from the peak in 2012 and on pace to exceed $4 trillion for the first time, data showed. ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Lenders give Rusal green light to restructure US$5.15b debt

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 05:54pm by Reuters

    ... when it won an extension on a debt deadline to October. “Agreements reached with our lenders will allow us to strongly improve the company’s debt profile and maintain a sustainable cash ... in pre-export finance facilities, Rusal said it should no longer need to go through a court procedure that it announced in June to secure a debt deal as a few of its lenders were at the time withholding ...

  8. Business - Companies - DEBT

    Asian investors chase long-dated Alibaba bonds for higher yields

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 08:19am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Asian investors chase long-dated Alibaba bonds American investors showed more interest in Alibaba Group Holding's short-dated debt but Asian buyers ... for fixed-rate over floating-rate debts. Five of the six tranches were fixed-rate bonds, with the other a US$300 million three-year floating note. The largest portions were two US$2.25 billion fixed-rate ...

  9. Business - China Business - DEBT

    Investors near deal for US$2b stake in bad debt manager Huarong

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 01:33am by Reuters

    ... in China Huarong Asset Management for about US$2 billion, sources say. The other investors preparing to buy into the mainland's biggest bad-debt manager were state-backed Citic Group and Cofco, China International Capital Corp, conglomerate Fosun Group and Malaysian state investor Khazanah Nasional, they said. State-owned bad-debt managers such as Huarong are benefiting from ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    China's finance ministry dim sum bond offers low risk appeal

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:57am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Finance ministry offering investors 3b yuan of debt paper with yield of 2.93 per cent MOF dim sum bond appeals with low risk The Ministry of Finance's latest dim sum bond is seen as likely to appeal to retail investors in Hong Kong despite its yield being less than that of time deposits offered by banks. The ministry started selling 3 billion ...




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