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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Business - Money - BONDS

    Beijing urged to reform debt market

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan, Jeanny Yu

    ... Ray Chan and Jeanny Yu Government should develop sector as more companies turn to bond issues to raise funds instead of stocks and loans, says top banker Beijing urged to reform debt ... 26 trillion yuan (HK$32.6 trillion) at the end of last year, but it lags far behind the US and European countries that have used debt financing as their primary sources of funding. Gong said ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BONDS

    Beijing mulls plan to boost debt market

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... to direct a part of the debt currently traded on the interbank market to the domestic stock exchanges. The National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, a government-backed ... yesterday but two people with knowledge of the matter confirmed that such a plan is being studied. Under the depository receipt system, bond holders transfer the debt to a custodian bank, which ...

  7. Glass firm first into the junk debt market

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... debt at an annualised interest rate of 9.5 per cent on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The bond offering will open the floodgates for thousands of small- and medium-sized companies to raise ... the riskier high-yield bonds since yesterday. The plan to launch the high-yield bonds- junk debt offered by lower-grade firms- was unveiled in February. China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) ...

  8. Country Garden seeks tenders to buy back bonds

    Posted Apr 08th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... completed, would extend its average debt-maturity profile and help maintain the company's strong liquidity position, it said. However, Moody's Investors Service has assigned a senior ... corporate family rating with a negative outlook. The bond rating has been lowered by one notch to reflect the risk of legal and structural subordination, because subsidiary and secured debt ...

  9. CKI seeks US$2.29b in debt issue

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Cheung Kong Infrastructure is to raise US$300 million by issuing callable perpetual securities- a rare debt instrument- in a move that analysts say ... investment appetite amid the euro-zone debt crisis and the halting recovery in the United States. The energy-to-infrastructure conglomerate, which is controlled by Li Ka-shing, yesterday said ...

  10. China piles up yet more US debt

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... following the recent downgrading of America's long-term debt. According to data from the Treasury Department released yesterday, China's holdings of US Treasuries increased US$5.7 billion to US$1.1655 trillion by the end of June. It was the third straight month China had increased its holding of US debt. Standard & Poor's downgraded the United States' long-term credit ...




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