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  1. Polluted markets

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... James Dorn The US subprime crisis has some valuable lessons for China, the foremost being that market socialism is no magic wand for wealth creation. When the US Congress created Fannie ... their rivals and securitise vast pools of home mortgages. While home prices were rocketing and investment bankers and rating agencies were making top fees creating collateralised debt obligation bonds ...

  2. Trio sought bank receipt for fake US bonds, court told

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... the counterfeit bonds. Mr Wong said that in November last year James Chen and Ho with a woman, Chien Chin-fong, had asked Brink's Asia Pacific to arrange for delivery of the bonds to HSBC. ... Jonathan Li Three Taiwanese businessmen had tried to get HSBC officers to agree to store three fake US bonds with face values of US$100 million each, the District Court heard yesterday. ...

  3. HKMC chief plays down worries over retail bond issue

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Series enjoys Hong Kong's high credit rating and is affordable, says James Lau The latest retail bond series from the Hong Kong Mortgage Corp (HKMC) will succeed despite rising deposit interest rates, HKMC chief executive James Lau said yesterday. Analysts have questioned the timing of the four-tranche, two-currency series, saying that with fixed-deposit interest ...

  4. Melco PBL eyes US$250m in convertible bond issue

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from a convertible bond sale to fund a share-buyback programme. The joint venture between Lawrence Ho Yau-lung's Melco International Development and Australian billionaire James Packer's Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) will issue bonds that can be swapped into its new shares at US$17.19 to US$18.42 each, according to a term sheet sent to investors. The exercise ...

  5. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing ... would have invested directly in a sovereign bond market of an Asian country other than Japan, Philip Lowe, the RBA's deputy governor, said yesterday at the Australian Chamber of Commerce ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    Mainland ratings pioneer Mao Zhenhua reaches out to world

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mao Zhenhua led way 20 years ago and thriving bond market sees him reaching out to the world Ratings pioneer deserves credit Ratings pioneer reaches ... Management, which has thrived in the past few years thanks to China's booming bond market, is taking a step toward going global. The agency just became the first mainland credit ratings business ...

  7. 2012 seen as year for bonds and gold

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Volatile stock markets and the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis meant bonds and gold would be the wisest investments this year, Catherine Cheung Man-wah, head of investment strategy and research in Citibank's global consumer group, said yesterday. Corporate bonds- except those issued by financial institutions- would outperform sovereign ...

  8. Bullish on bonds

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there that is not just trending up, it's booming: bonds. 'Bonds are witnessing the sort of demand frenzy that we saw in the IPO market back in 2007. New issues are becoming oversubscribed multiple ... High-Grade Bond Index, a benchmark, is up 7.5 per cent in the year to date. The HSBC Asian High-Yield Bond Index is up 14 per cent in the same period. Forget about equity- a sinkhole of despair that, ...

  9. Wing Hang Bank plans US$300m bond sale for September

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim LeeMaster, Maria Chan and Wong Ka-chun Wing Hang Bank, a family-owned mid-tier lender, plans to raise as much as US$300 million from a bond sale early next month, market sources said. One possible structure is a perpetual bond, although five, seven and 10-year maturities will also be considered. Should the bank go ahead with a five or seven-year bond, a tentative yield ...

  10. Mainland agency aims to boost its global rating

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com A mainland credit ratings agency wants to break into the global market by rating yuan-denominated bond issuers in Hong Kong. China Chengxin (Asia Pacific) ... But the mainland agency- the first in Hong Kong- says it needs a 'cut-in point' in order to establish an international reputation. 'We expected the year-on-year growth of dim sum bonds ...




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