• Ant comes closer to jumbo listing as investors vie for $35bn deal

    IPOs

    Ant comes closer to jumbo listing as investors vie for $35bn deal

    China’s Ant Group kicked off marketing for its Hong Kong and Shanghai dual listing on Thursday, the last stage before launching a possible $35bn IPO, set to be the world’s largest to date. The combined offering is already more than a third covered by onshore investors, with global buyers lining up for the rest. Addison Gong and Jonathan Breen report.

  • Asian bond issuers set frenetic pace

    Corp

    Asian bond issuers set frenetic pace

    Asia’s dollar bond market has seen a big bump up in volumes this month, as issuers rush to get ahead of the US presidential elections and take advantage of still supportive markets. DCM bankers are expecting a much quieter year end — but they admit anything can happen. Morgan Davis reports.

  • Dim sum market surprises as ADBC sees hot demand for rare 10 year

    Bonds

    Dim sum market surprises as ADBC sees hot demand for rare 10 year

    Agricultural Development Bank of China returned to the offshore renminbi market this week with a Rmb5.7bn ($854m) triple-tranche transaction. The deal featured a rare 10 year tenor in the dim sum market, showing the potential for more long-dated CNH funding. Addison Gong reports.

  • Indian dual recourse flies as covered bond hopes build

    Covered Bonds

    Indian dual recourse flies as covered bond hopes build

    Dual recourse structures have become increasingly popular in India after last year’s debut from Kogta Finance. And with the sanctity of bankruptcy remoteness successfully tested in the courts, sentiment towards such structures has improved further. This could help pave the way for a national champion bank to test appetite for Indian covered bonds, which would offer the country's lenders a source of long-term diversified funding that they can't get from deposits.

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