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  1. Business - Money - DEBT

    China's corporate bond market bounces back as costs fall

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:21am by Bloomberg

    ... to non-investment grades internationally, over AAA-ranked securities has dropped to 111 basis points, the least since 2009. That reflects bets that mainland companies, saddled with the world's biggest ... Management, one of the so-called bad banks the central government set up in 1999, will pay the remaining 80 per cent for the amounts of more than 200,000 yuan. Chaori's creditors approved ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    China loans grow along with vigilance at Hong Kong banks

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by DON WEINLAND

    ... in several coastal provinces. “The riskiest investments we see here are in trusts that go into the property sector – speculative borrowers investing in shadow banking, trusts, that kind of thing,” ... grow along with vigilance at HK lenders A default at a small property developer on the mainland could spook bankers thousands of kilometres away in Hong Kong. That is because the city’s banks ...

  3. Business - Money - DEBT

    Fund managers ready to snap up cheap corporate bonds

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Bloomberg

    ... managers have been stockpiling cash for a sell-off. After the worst one in three years, they are getting ready to pounce. Firms from Pacific Investment Management Co to Blackstone say ... for something bad to happen". Taxable corporate-bond mutual funds tracked by the Investment Company Institute increased the proportion of cash and cash-like instruments they set aside to 8.5 per ...

  4. Business - China Business - DEBT

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

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

    ... for facilitating a rash of irresponsible borrowing and investment that now is a drag on growth. Two people with direct knowledge of the draft document said the central government wants to precisely measure ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEBT

    More mainland developers face debt problems

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

    ... and these are most impacted by Agile headlines," said Agnes Wong, a credit strategist at Nomura Holdings. Harsh Agarwal, the head of Asia credit research at Deutsche Bank, said there might ...

  6. Business - Money - DEBT

    Shrinking bond desks put traders on the move

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:13am by Bloomberg

    ... Street retrenched. Total pay at the biggest banks has fallen as much as 50 per cent for high-yield and investment-grade traders and up to 25 per cent for distressed-debt traders since 2010, ... billion last year from US$1.04 trillion in 2008. That is partly because banks have pulled back from making markets in bonds as higher capital requirements make it less profitable. The business- ...

  7. Business - Companies - DEBT

    Investors told to buy Sony bonds after ratings downgrade

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 05:10am by Bloomberg

    ... indicated it might cut the firm's rating to non-investment grade. "[Sony] needs to concentrate on its good points like semiconductors, and they have very good financial divisions, such as Sony Life Insurance and Sony Bank," said Mana Nakazora, BNP's chief credit analyst for Japan. "I don't think they're close to default but of course they're faced ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    ICBC issues offshore yuan bond in Singapore

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:39am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com ICBC issues offshore yuan bond in Singapore Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the mainland's biggest lender, raised four billion yuan (HK$5.04 ... ICBC's Singapore unit, the sole clearing bank there, has listed its offshore yuan bonds in Taiwan. The five-year cross currency swap rate hovered at a one-year high on Monday, an unfavourable ...

  9. Business - Money - DEBT

    Hong Kong raises US$1 billion in debut issue of Islamic bonds

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Bloomberg

    ... investment grade, sold sukuk for the first time in June at a coupon of 2.036 per cent. Those notes yielded 1.75 per cent yesterday Hong Kong and Britain are both vying to become sharia-compliant hubs in a market with US$2 trillion of Islamic banking assets. The city is the fourth Asian issuer of sovereign sukuk, following Malaysia, Indonesia and Pakistan, while Luxembourg and South Africa ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - DEBT

    Taiwan insurers chase foreign bond offerings

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... investments have suffered with the central bank maintaining the benchmark rate at 1.875 per cent for the past 12 quarters. The insurance sector's 3.8 per cent weighted average liability cost ... as the currency fell and banks with few investment options lowered deposit rates. ...




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