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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - SECURITY

    Xi Jinping's security commission to also tackle financial industry

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:30am by George Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... the mainland's central bank has already banned domestic financial institutions from trading. Beijing is also worried the tapering off of the US Federal Reserve's bond-buying programme may add ...

  2. Business - Money - EQUITY MARKETS

    Japanese stocks tumble as Abenomics loses its lustre and investors take fright

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... want to get out of Asia to buy safer US bonds, [asking] 'Why should I sit on profits and take the risk of assets falling further?'," said Franki Chung, chief investment officer ... assets as 10-year treasury bonds rose in the US, prompting them to sell high-dividend stocks globally in favour of safer government debt. US 10-year yields rose to 2.29 per cent on Tuesday, ...

  3. Smart Money

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Guy moneypost@scmp.com Sites for independent investment information (by asset class) InvestinginBonds.com This site is especially useful for finding fixed-income instruments that suit your needs. It is sponsored by the Bond Market Association and objectively features commentary, news and data on US bonds of almost every type, agency and corporate issuer: treasuries, ...

  4. CKI seeks US$2.29b in debt issue

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the bonds were a hybrid financial product backed by the company's shares that gave it the option to buy the bonds back on the second year. Perpetual bonds normally do not have any maturity ... 'We think the most likely candidates would be those in Europe, where many utility companies have difficulty in refinancing.' The bonds involve CKI issuing 56.23 million new shares, or 2.3 ...

  5. ICBC (Asia) to fully cover HK$600m bonds

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan ICBC (Asia), the Hong Kong-listed unit of the mainland's largest lender, has decided to make a full provision for about HK$600 million worth of bonds issued by three major Icelandic banks. The bonds have been substantially impaired as a result of the global financial turmoil and the provision will be made this financial year. The impairment loss, accounting for less ...

  6. Country Garden surges on bond vow

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Shares in Country Garden Holdings surged 11.48 per cent yesterday after the company promised to buy back 50 per cent of its US$500 million convertible bond issue. The mainland developer's shares climbed 77 HK cents to HK$7.48 after its debut sale of convertible bonds, due 2013 and which carry a coupon rate of 2.5 per cent. The conversion price is fixed at HK$9.05. Country ...

  7. CCB plans 40b yuan subordinated bond sale to boost capital

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Import-Export Bank whose combined deals totalled 10 billion yuan last year. 'The yield of subordinated debt is higher than conventional bond, it could make CCB's bond sale in Hong Kong more attractive,' a banker from a European lender said. Retail investors are drawn to yuan-denominated bonds as they offer higher rates than Hong Kong dollar assets and on the rising value of the mainland ...

  8. Ping An eyes 159b yuan from share, bond sales

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Ping An Insurance (Group), the mainland second-largest insurer, last night said it would seek to raise at least 159.1 billion yuan through a share placement and a bond offer ... At yesterday's closing A-share price of 98.21 yuan, the insurer will raise up to 117.85 billion yuan. At the same time, the company also planned to sell no more than 412 million A-share bonds ...

  9. Business - Money - MARKET DISTORTIONS

    Investing for abnormal times

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Satyajit Das

    ... in bonds. Greek bonds recently doubled in "value" from around 13 per cent of face value to the high 20s, although they have fallen back a little. Even so, investors should not think happy ... bond fund manager- argues that equities have returned 6.6 per cent per annum in real terms since 1912, above real economic growth of 3.5 per cent. The higher return has, in part, been driven ...

  10. Beijing issues rules on corporate bond sales

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Draft drops quotas and cap on use of proceeds The China Securities Regulatory Commission yesterday released the long-awaited draft rules on corporate bond sales, taking a significant step in reforming the market. The rules, which make bond sales more market-oriented, will scrap some restrictions including the quota system and use of proceeds that have ...




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