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Finance Asia
Barclays names Hogg Aussie M&A headfurther realise this.” In addition to Hogg, Samit Ghosh from Barclays India ha
Barclays names Hogg Aussie M&A head
Finance Asia / Posted yesterday
further realise this.” In addition to Hogg, Samit Ghosh from Barclays India has relocated to become head of risk solutions group, Australia. Hogg and Ghosh will report to Satchwell and his co-head Paul Early. ¬ Haymarket Media Limited. All rights... Read more
2d
Finance Asia
Rights issues, right time for Indonesia deals?government-owned PT Aneka Tambang (Antam). The government has allocated Rp3.5 t
Rights issues, right time for Indonesia deals?
Finance Asia / Posted 2 days ago
government-owned PT Aneka Tambang (Antam). The government has allocated Rp3.5 trillion to purchase new shares in the mining group, which is hoping to raise Rp5.27 trillion to Rp7.6 trillion from a 14.12 billion share deal. Existing shareholders are... Read more
2d
Finance Asia
China's go-getting financial buyers push overseasgiven the financial turmoil in China. JD Capital’s purchase is the largest cro
China's go-getting financial buyers push overseas
Finance Asia / Posted 2 days ago
given the financial turmoil in China. JD Capital’s purchase is the largest cross-border insurance deal by value since CP Group bought a 15.7% stake in Ping An Insurance for $9.39 billion in 2012. Morgan Stanley acted as exclusive financial... Read more
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2d
Finance Asia
Weetabix adopts a Chinese flavour20% of Bright Food’s business is now outside of China after buying Synlait Milk
Weetabix adopts a Chinese flavour
Finance Asia / Posted 2 days ago
20% of Bright Food’s business is now outside of China after buying Synlait Milk in 2010, Manassen Food in 2010, Salov Group in 2014 and Israel's Tnuva this year. Credit rating agency Moody's on Tuesday lowered Bright Food's baseline credit... Read more
2d
Finance Asia
Nomura hires Lee amid Asia wealth build-outChen as deputy head of its wealth management division for Asia ex-Japan. Chen w
Nomura hires Lee amid Asia wealth build-out
Finance Asia / Posted 2 days ago
Chen as deputy head of its wealth management division for Asia ex-Japan. Chen was previously head of strategic transaction group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, where she collaborated with other divisions in the bank to serve rich... Read more
3d
Finance Asia
Kexim back in bahtafter initially marketing it at 45bp to 50bp over. The coupon was fixed at 2.1
Kexim back in baht
Finance Asia / Posted 3 days ago
after initially marketing it at 45bp to 50bp over. The coupon was fixed at 2.18%, the lowest level the A+/AA-/Aa3 rated group has ever achieved in baht. Its last foray, in March 2013, saw it raise Bt8 billion from a combination of three- five-... Read more
3d
Finance Asia
A new breed of Chinese financial buyers push overseasgiven the financial turmoil in China. JD Capital’s purchase is the largest cro
A new breed of Chinese financial buyers push overseas
Finance Asia / Posted 3 days ago
given the financial turmoil in China. JD Capital’s purchase is the largest cross-border insurance deal by value since CP Group bought a 15.7% stake in Ping An Insurance for $9.39 billion in 2012. Morgan Stanley acted as exclusive financial... Read more
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5d
Finance Asia
Sanjeev Kumar bows out of RBS to join BTMUPacific and has cut debt capital markets among other businesses. BTMU, the mai
Sanjeev Kumar bows out of RBS to join BTMU
Finance Asia / Posted 5 days ago
Pacific and has cut debt capital markets among other businesses. BTMU, the main banking arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Japan's biggest bank by market capitalisation, is in the process of building its Asia platform with a number of... Read more
6d
Finance Asia
Olam eyes M&A after $1.1b Mitsubishi investmentfor about S$915 million. In addition, Mitsubishi will buy a stake of about 8% f
Olam eyes M&A after $1.1b Mitsubishi investment
Finance Asia / Posted 6 days ago
for about S$915 million. In addition, Mitsubishi will buy a stake of about 8% from the founding family's Kewalram Chanrai group at the same price for S$610 million. The stake sale was done though a competitive bidding process, which attracted... Read more
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7d
Finance Asia
Wanda crosses finish line to clinch $650m WTC dealteam Atletico Madrid for $52 million. A month later, it acquired the Swiss spor
Wanda crosses finish line to clinch $650m WTC deal
Finance Asia / Posted 7 days ago
team Atletico Madrid for $52 million. A month later, it acquired the Swiss sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media from European private equity firm Bridgepoint for €1.05 billion ($1.2 billion). In 2012, the group purchased AMC... Read more
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7d
Finance Asia
Loans week August 21-27The third largest Telecoms sector facility signed in Asia Pacific in 2015 year-
Loans week August 21-27
Finance Asia / Posted 7 days ago
The third largest Telecoms sector facility signed in Asia Pacific in 2015 year-to-date SoftBank Group has signed a ¥174.2 billion ($1.5 billion) one-year revolver through joint bookrunners and mandated lead arrangers Citibank, Credit Agricole and... Read more
8d
Finance Asia
A-share rout ruins share sale planscompanies because they can raise funds directly from a handful of institutions
A-share rout ruins share sale plans
Finance Asia / Posted 8 days ago
companies because they can raise funds directly from a handful of institutions without having to market the plan to a large group of public investors, according to a China equity capital markets banker. “Private placements save a lot of work for... Read more
9d
Finance Asia
Konruns Pharma's IPO plan aligned with policymedicines, according to JP Morgan analysts. Konruns Pharma's closest comparabl
Konruns Pharma's IPO plan aligned with policy
Finance Asia / Posted 9 days ago
medicines, according to JP Morgan analysts. Konruns Pharma's closest comparable is Hong Kong-listed CSPC Pharmaceutical Group, which currently has four oncology drugs in its portfolio. The HK$39 billion market cap company is currently trading at... Read more
9d
Finance Asia
Hong Kong DCM head Szekely leaves StanCharthim well in his future career endeavours”. Szekely joined Standard Chartered i
Hong Kong DCM head Szekely leaves StanChart
Finance Asia / Posted 9 days ago
him well in his future career endeavours”. Szekely joined Standard Chartered in 2011 to run its global high-yield product group. He had previously worked at independent advisory firm StormHarbour. Before joining the advisory, Szekely was a... Read more
10d
Finance Asia
Barclays promotes Aram to head Asia credit tradinggraduate of Cornell University with an MBA degree from Columbia, Aram worked fo
Barclays promotes Aram to head Asia credit trading
Finance Asia / Posted 10 days ago
graduate of Cornell University with an MBA degree from Columbia, Aram worked for Morgan Stanley’s derivatives product group in New York and Tokyo between 1997 and 2000. Aram will report to Mark Dearlove, head of markets for Asia Pacific. The... Read more
10d
Finance Asia
China Energy's $2b HK IPO may not air until 2016Energy was formed in December 2014 through the injection of key assets from its
China Energy's $2b HK IPO may not air until 2016
Finance Asia / Posted 10 days ago
Energy was formed in December 2014 through the injection of key assets from its parent China Energy Engineering Group, an entity wholly-owned by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission. Among the key assets... Read more
13d
Finance Asia
Deutsche’s Bhupinder Singh leaving bankin the Asia-Pacific region. Previously he was Asia head of structuring as well
Deutsche’s Bhupinder Singh leaving bank
Finance Asia / Posted 13 days ago
in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously he was Asia head of structuring as well as head of the institutional client group across fixed-income and equities. He is known internally for the successful merger of the debt and equities sales... Read more
14d
Finance Asia
Everbright Securities makes its bond debutcredit-enhanced deal. Bankers said robust demand from Chinese commercial banks
Everbright Securities makes its bond debut
Finance Asia / Posted 14 days ago
credit-enhanced deal. Bankers said robust demand from Chinese commercial banks enabled the Baa3-rated securities group to counter the prevailingly negative market tone with an order book topping $2 billion. The deal came on a bad day for... Read more
14d
Finance Asia
Delayed Jeju Air IPO set for take offa 20% to 30% stake. It is unknown at this stage whether existing investors like
Delayed Jeju Air IPO set for take off
Finance Asia / Posted 14 days ago
a 20% to 30% stake. It is unknown at this stage whether existing investors like chemical and consumer conglomerate Aekyung Group and the Jeju provincial government will also dispose part of their holdings. Jeju Air shares traded on the... Read more
15d
Finance Asia
SMC Power perp walks into the bond marketa perpetual non-call 5.5-year structure, with a coupon that steps up by 250bp a
SMC Power perp walks into the bond market
Finance Asia / Posted 15 days ago
a perpetual non-call 5.5-year structure, with a coupon that steps up by 250bp at the first call date in February 2021. The group’s existing 7.5% subordinated perpetual has a call option in November 2019 and was trading on a yield-to-call of 5.933%... Read more
16d
Finance Asia
Bocom returns with dual currency bondraising $26.3 billion year-to-date, double the $10.6 billion raised over the sa
Bocom returns with dual currency bond
Finance Asia / Posted 16 days ago
raising $26.3 billion year-to-date, double the $10.6 billion raised over the same period last year. The A2/A-/A rated group initially went out with guidance of 190bp over Treasuries for the five-year tranche before tightening it to 5bp either... Read more
16d
Finance Asia
ICTSI back with a perpappeared to catch a good market window ahead of the early autumn rush and poten
ICTSI back with a perp
Finance Asia / Posted 16 days ago
appeared to catch a good market window ahead of the early autumn rush and potential interest rate volatility. The unrated group attracted a $1.8 billion order book for a senior issue that was upsized to $450 million from early indications around... Read more
16d
Finance Asia
Jing Ulrichto country heads and sector bankers. She sits on the China Business Advisory Co
Jing Ulrich
Finance Asia / Posted 16 days ago
to country heads and sector bankers. She sits on the China Business Advisory Council of APEC and regularly attends the G-20 group of nations summit, which will be held in her native China in 2016. Ulrich, a US citizen, began her career in finance... Read more
17d
Finance Asia
Jeanette Wong helms DBS’s massive Institutional Banking Group, and has led the bank’s thrust
Jeanette Wong
Finance Asia / Posted 17 days ago
helms DBS’s massive Institutional Banking Group, and has led the bank’s thrust into growing its fee income and building up its advisory and deal-making capabilities. At DBS, the Institutional Banking Group encompasses corporate... Read more
17d
Finance Asia
Chong Hing Bank raises capital for mainland pushYuexiu Financial Holdings purchased a 75% stake for $1.5 billion in a deal valu
Chong Hing Bank raises capital for mainland push
Finance Asia / Posted 17 days ago
Yuexiu Financial Holdings purchased a 75% stake for $1.5 billion in a deal valued at 2.08 times book value. The Yuexiu group is Guangzhou’s largest state-owned enterprise by assets and has made no secret of its desire to turn itself into a... Read more
17d
Finance Asia
Goldman invests $150m in Indian property developerplans Goldman’s funds and experience will be used by Piramal Realty, the real e
Goldman invests $150m in Indian property developer
Finance Asia / Posted 17 days ago
plans Goldman’s funds and experience will be used by Piramal Realty, the real estate development arm of the Piramal Group, to expand the company’s real estate portfolio and acquire prime properties in and around Mumbai. Founded in 2011,... Read more
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18d
Finance Asia
Helen Wongin positioning HSBC at the vanguard of foreign banks in the internationalisatio
Helen Wong
Finance Asia / Posted 18 days ago
in positioning HSBC at the vanguard of foreign banks in the internationalisation of the renminbi. Wong was appointed a group general manager in January 2011 and became deputy chairman of HSBC China in January 2013. Wong is also an active... Read more
21d
Finance Asia
Li Tongall-round development but also helped the bank build a more extensive network o
Li Tong
Finance Asia / Posted 21 days ago
all-round development but also helped the bank build a more extensive network onshore and offshore. Li has kept a low-key media profile for years. In a rare interview, she told FinanceAsia that China’s future growth will be key to BOCI’s future.... Read more
21d
Finance Asia
HSBC names Bevan Asia Pac financial sponsors headHSBC has named Michael Bevan head of its financial sponsors group for Asia-Paci
HSBC names Bevan Asia Pac financial sponsors head
Finance Asia / Posted 21 days ago
HSBC has named Michael Bevan head of its financial sponsors group for Asia-Pacific, replacing Lindsay Chu who moved to Nomura ealier this year. Bevan will continue in his role as head of sovereign wealth and public pension funds for Asia-Pacific,... Read more
21d
Finance Asia
Julius Baer hires Jimmy Lee from Credit Suisseacross the region. Lee will shuttle between Hong Kong and Singapore and will r
Julius Baer hires Jimmy Lee from Credit Suisse
Finance Asia / Posted 21 days ago
across the region. Lee will shuttle between Hong Kong and Singapore and will report directly to Boris Collardi, the group's chief executive officer. In a statement on Thursday, Julius Baer said Lee, 53, will become the first Asian to join... Read more
22d
Finance Asia
Asia Cement adding CB to funding mixto gain full control of China Shanshui Cement following a boardroom tussle. In
Asia Cement adding CB to funding mix
Finance Asia / Posted 22 days ago
to gain full control of China Shanshui Cement following a boardroom tussle. In a filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange, the group said it hopes to raise $400 million from a zero-coupon issue, its first equity-linked deal in just over two... Read more
22d
Finance Asia
Hotel Lotte IPO a litmus for chaebol reformLotte Group, a Korean conglomerate primarily known for its department stores, i
Hotel Lotte IPO a litmus for chaebol reform
Finance Asia / Posted 22 days ago
Lotte Group, a Korean conglomerate primarily known for its department stores, is proceeding with plans to take its hotel business public despite a government probe into the group's ownership structure. Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin confirmed the... Read more
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23d
Finance Asia
BofA Merrill Lynch's Asia tech head joins LeTVWinston Cheng, the head of Asia technology, media and telecommunications at Ban
BofA Merrill Lynch's Asia tech head joins LeTV
Finance Asia / Posted 23 days ago
Winston Cheng, the head of Asia technology, media and telecommunications at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has left the US bank to join China’s LeTV Holdings as a senior vice president and head of corporate finance and development. Cheng confirmed he... Read more
24d
Finance Asia
Alibaba to plough $5b in Suning retail chainChina’s internet behemoth Alibaba is spending Rmb28.3 billion ($4.63 billion) f
Alibaba to plough $5b in Suning retail chain
Finance Asia / Posted 24 days ago
China’s internet behemoth Alibaba is spending Rmb28.3 billion ($4.63 billion) for a 19.99% stake in Suning Commerce Group, a conventional consumer electronics retailer, extending the e-commerce giant’s strategy of taking equity in brick-and-mortar... Read more
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25d
Finance Asia
CRCC High-Tech Equipment on track for HK IPOcompetitiveness of the professional machinery manufacturing sector and promote
CRCC High-Tech Equipment on track for HK IPO
Finance Asia / Posted 25 days ago
competitiveness of the professional machinery manufacturing sector and promote the strategic improvement of the group. Formerly known as Kunming China Railway Large Maintenance Machinery, CRCC High-Tech contributed to about 4.2% of its... Read more
25d
Finance Asia
Carlyle takes control of China lubricant makerbillion of equity in more than 80 transactions in China as of June 30. Tongyi,
Carlyle takes control of China lubricant maker
Finance Asia / Posted 25 days ago
billion of equity in more than 80 transactions in China as of June 30. Tongyi, a joint venture between Shell and Huo’s Group, the Beijing-headquartered conglomerate owned by Huo Zhenxiang, is a Chinese lubricants supplier with blending plants... Read more
25d
Finance Asia
Kathryn Shihin Asia Pacific and spearheads development of the business across the region.
Kathryn Shih
Finance Asia / Posted 25 days ago
in Asia Pacific and spearheads development of the business across the region. Shih joined UBS in 1987 and was appointed group managing director of the firm in 2010. She is a member of the Banking Advisory Committee in Hong Kong and is also a... Read more
27d
Finance Asia
Carlyle takes control of China lubricant maker from Shellbillion of equity in more than 80 transactions in China as of June 30. Tongyi,
Carlyle takes control of China lubricant maker from Shell
Finance Asia / Posted 27 days ago
billion of equity in more than 80 transactions in China as of June 30. Tongyi, a joint venture between Shell and Huo’s Group, the Beijing-headquartered conglomerate owned by Huo Zhenxiang, is a Chinese lubricants supplier with blending plants... Read more
27d
Finance Asia
Dealogic League Table Roundup August 7deal of the week is Republic of Indonesia’s $806 million transaction through bo
Dealogic League Table Roundup August 7
Finance Asia / Posted 27 days ago
deal of the week is Republic of Indonesia’s $806 million transaction through bookrunners Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Nomura. Asia (ex Japan) SSA G3 bond issuance stands at $32.4 billion in 2015 YTD, up on the $31.4 billion in the... Read more
28d
Finance Asia
CK Hutchison and Vimpelcom strike Italian telco JVmobile market share. Prior to the agreement, there were doubts as to whether R
CK Hutchison and Vimpelcom strike Italian telco JV
Finance Asia / Posted 28 days ago
mobile market share. Prior to the agreement, there were doubts as to whether Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman’s Alfa group, Vimpelcom’s biggest shareholder, could reach an agreement with Li Ka-shing, who controls CK Hutchison and is Hong... Read more
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Finance Asia
Lucy Pengresponsible for all of Alibaba’s hiring. As if this weren’t enough she also se
Lucy Peng
Finance Asia / Posted 30 days ago
responsible for all of Alibaba’s hiring. As if this weren’t enough she also serves as CEO of Ant Financial Services Group — the financial services company that handles all of Alibaba’s online payments — where she is leading the company on... Read more
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Finance Asia
China Reinsurance gears up for HK IPOlargest property and casualty reinsurer by total reinsurance premiums as of the
China Reinsurance gears up for HK IPO
Finance Asia / Posted a month ago
largest property and casualty reinsurer by total reinsurance premiums as of the end of 2013, according to CIRC. The group received reinsurance premiums of Rmb47.5 billion, more than twice those received by Swiss Re's mainland subsidiary,... Read more
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Finance Asia
ICBC’s Zheng poised to lead Minsheng Banktold FinanceAsia. "We will issue timely announcements on major events like this
ICBC’s Zheng poised to lead Minsheng Bank
Finance Asia / Posted a month ago
told FinanceAsia. "We will issue timely announcements on major events like this [if they occur].” Zheng could not be immediately reached for comment. Predecessor's plight Minsheng’s former president Mao Xiaofeng stepped down in late January... Read more
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Finance Asia
Yoo Myungsoon is among the most prominent bankers in corporate finance in Korea. She heads C
Yoo Myungsoon
Finance Asia / Posted 1 months ago
is among the most prominent bankers in corporate finance in Korea. She heads Citi’s institutional clients group, including corporate banking, client coverage and product development for public institutions, financial institutions,... Read more
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Finance Asia
Coffee Day tests market taste for IPOsmaller size, lower levels of performance, and high rental renewal. Apart from
Coffee Day tests market taste for IPO
Finance Asia / Posted 1 months ago
smaller size, lower levels of performance, and high rental renewal. Apart from its quick service restaurant business, the group also owns luxury boutique resorts and technology parks in India. Among the group’s key assets are equity holdings in... Read more

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