The two latest high-yield bond issues with links to the mainland are drawing strong demand from investors eager to capture supreme returns, suggesting they will not come cheap, fund managers say.Wednesday, 9 March, 2005, 12:00am
The two latest high-yield bond issues with links to the mainland are drawing strong demand from investors eager to capture supreme returns, suggesting they will not come cheap, fund managers say.9 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
Major agencies threaten to lower the power utility's rating if it proceeds with a substantial investment package in Australia
Electricity supplier CLP Holdings' imminent business transformation in Australia has triggered scrutiny for a possible downgrade of its credit ratings.5 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
The Noble Group has joined the recent spate of high-yield Asian issuers trying to tap the international bond market before interest rates rise too much.3 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
Titan Petrochemicals Group is planning to raise US$400 million through a high-yield bond issue to help fund the acquisition of more ships as well as investment in oil storage facilities in China.2 Mar 2005 - 12:00am
China Merchants Holdings (International) has raised its first international bond offering to US$500 million amid strong demand from investors.
The state-backed port operator had planned to raise US$350 million in a 10-year fixed-rate bond but the issue had attracted funds of US$1.9 billion, market sources said.26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am
Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP) has signed a $12.6 billion, five-year syndicated loan with a consortium of 21 local and international banks.
The biggest single loan the company has ever arranged was increased from $5 billion because of strong response from lenders.19 Feb 2005 - 12:00am
State-backed mainland port operator China Merchants Holdings (International) plans to raise US$250 million to US$300 million through its first international bond issue, according to market sources.17 Feb 2005 - 12:00am
Some analysts fear the $25.7b purchase price may haunt the bank for years
Opinions appear to be divided over Standard Chartered Bank's $25.74 billion takeover of Korea First Bank (KFB) of South Korea.13 Jan 2005 - 12:00am