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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI AND RAY CHAN

    ... Kanis Li and Ray Chan Financial firms shun offshore yuan market because of the higher premiums they will have to pay for the notes, especially for longer tenors Yield demand deters dim sum debt issuers Bond issuers are finding raising offshore yuan less attractive because of the higher yields they are having to offer buyers these days. The cost of funding the so-called dim sum ...

  2. Business - Money - BULL VS BEAR

    The bullion-dollar question: will gold escape debt crisis?

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by MARTIN HENNECKE

    ... against inflation and debt crises. The metal cannot be printed at will and does not carry a risk of default. Where opinions do vary – wildly – is whether or not we face the risk of such inflation or debt crisis. The message today is that the Western economies are pretty  much under control again, the United States avoided its fiscal cliff,  and European officials assure us that the worst ...

  3. Business - Economy - DEBT

    World leading economies to see drop in debt

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... economies will have US$220 billion less sovereign debt to refinance this year, cutting supply after every major government bond market rallied for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. ... Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Brazil will see a decline, while the United States, Canada, Russia, India and China will face an increase. While high debt loads are blamed for curbing global ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Dim sum debt leapfrogs rivals to be best in Asia

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Dim sum debt leapfrogs rivals to be best in Asia Dim sum bonds were transformed into the best local-currency company notes in Asia this year from the worst in 2011, and are among ... currency company bonds from any other Asian country, according to HSBC indices. Dim sum debt beat the 4.8 per cent on non-government Hong Kong dollar notes and the 4.7 per cent increase in similar ...

  5. Debt row with paper delays PICC listing plan

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com A dispute between state-run People's Daily and People's Insurance Company of China Group (PICC) is delaying the insurer's expected initial public offering. The IPO aims to raise between US$5 billion and US$6 bil ...

  6. Asset class takes off as debt markets gain strength in Asia

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... debt market, in line with their mandate to promote the stability of the financial system. Before the 1990s, the debt market in Hong Kong was virtually non-existent. In the past decade, the Hong ... investor participation. Outstanding debt has grown in recent years; by the end of last year, it was HK$748billion. The Exchange Fund accounted for about 17.6 per cent of the total outstanding debt ...

  7. UBS closes bad-debt deal

    Posted Dec 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to invest in a second batch of Huarong NPLs to complete the purchase. According to market sources, the Ministry of Commerce granted approvals for several bad-debt acquisitions by foreign banks ... of their planned acquisitions. Sources said that regulatory approvals had come sooner than expected, which was an encouraging sign for the development of China's distressed-debt market. The deal ...

  8. Business - Money - DEBTS

    Asset managers calm worries over junk bonds

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu and Paul Soh Asset managers calm worries over junk bonds The recent debt issues by mainland developers in Hong Kong will not result in excessive supply and investors should still consider these high-yield bonds as an attractive asset class this year, asset management firms say. Hong Kong's debt market is seeing the busiest month for mainland developers in terms ...

  9. Legacy of minibond fiasco more than investor losses

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam What has the minibond fiasco cost our society? Here is my answer, having spent an hour applying for a meagre 50,000 yuan (HK$56,670) worth of bonds issued by the Bank of East Asia. 1.45pm: I entered branch in Festival Walk where it took m ...

  10. Credit Suisse chief has high hopes for Asia

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Despite the earthquake, tsunami and radiation crisis in Japan and monetary tightening policy in China, Credit Suisse chief executive Brady Dougan is optimistic about growth in Asia over the next five years. The head of Credit Suisse, one of the ...




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