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  1. Mob takes control of Taizinai factory over debt to builder

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick The bankruptcy of mainland dairy company Hunan Taizinai, whose investors include Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, has descended into chaos. Its third-largest factory, in Huanggang, Hubei province, is being occupied by a 40-strong mob believ ...

  2. Blind eye to billions in bad debts

    Posted Mar 08th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... affable Iowa native, an alumnus of Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan, now specialises in buying non-performing loans- debts Chinese firms have racked up but cannot repay. His employer, founded ... and western regions that became blighted with bad debts in the early 1990s, when scores of state-owned enterprises failed. As unpaid staff rioted en masse, their employers sometimes scored easy cash ...

  3. Debt issue plan lifts Star Cruises

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Star Cruises shares rose 8.7 per cent yesterday after Asia's biggest cruise line said it would sell US$150 million in convertible bonds to pay down debt. Separately, ... Cruises, which has not reported a net profit since 2005 and had US$466.96 million in long-term debt as of the end of last year, said it would use proceeds from the bond sale to fund general working ...

  4. Distressed-debt veteran forms bank to cash in on ailing firms

    Posted Oct 08th 2009, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... of failing companies. Michel Lowy, the former head of Deutsche Bank's distressed debt team in Asia, will formally open the institution, SC Lowy Financial (Hong Kong), today. The bank is likely ... for participating in risky businesses such as trading distressed debt in response to political pressure on them to return to the basics of banking. Lowy is said to be hoping to capitalise on this, ...

  5. Melco Crown raising US$200m to repay debt

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... billion against its loan facility as of the end of June. While the debt does not start coming due until 2012, the loan agreements include leverage caps that will begin to take effect in the third quarter of next year and could prove to be problematic if Melco Crown does not pay down debt or increase cash flow at City of Dreams over the next 12 months. Rival operators Las Vegas Sands Corp ...

  6. China Eastern may need more funds to reduce debt ratio

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Eastern Airlines Corp may need to raise more money on top of two share placements totalling 14 billion yuan (HK$15.88 billion) if the carrier is to lower its debt ratio ... by high debt levels and hefty losses, aims to lower its gearing ratio to the industry average. Air China, the most profitable among the country's Big Three airlines, has a gearing ratio ...

  7. GE gets mainland support for yuan debt issues

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to explore the possibility of issuing yuan debt to fund expansion of its mainland financial services businesses, according to GE executives. GE, the world's biggest company by market value, ... With US$51 billion in bonds sold last year in 14 currencies, GE previously deemed chances of a yuan debt issue slim as the mainland's small and underdeveloped corporate bond market was mainly ...

  8. Asat seeks US$125m to help pay debt

    Posted Jan 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Hong Kong-based semiconductor company Asat Holdings plans to sell US$125 million of senior unsecured bonds, which will be partly used to repay debt, according to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. The bonds, which will mature in 2011, have been given a single B rating by S&P. Apart from paying off an existing US$100.75 million senior note, ...

  9. Regal seeks to slash debt by 50pc on brisk hotel business

    Posted Jun 19th 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Strong sales of the group's property portfolio are also expected to boost its coffers Regal Hotels International Holdings says it will reduce its debt by more than 50 per ... and spinning off its construction businesses on the main board. Mr Lo said the $1 billion debt restructuring of Century City International Holdings, parent of Paliburg, was scheduled to be completed ...

  10. Hutchison tops the list for Asian fixed-income debt

    Posted Oct 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... credit rating. Investors are now, however, more comfortable with the company's debt because its other businesses generate more stable and predictable returns. The ports-to-telecoms ...




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