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  • TAIPAN: Enter the dragon

    It is hard to imagine that any of Australia’s biggest banks would be worried about losing their share of their domestic loan market to a foreigner. But are the first signs of unease creeping in?

    • 31 Jan 2010
  • Enter the dragon

    It is hard to imagine that any of Australia’s biggest banks would be worried about losing their share of their domestic loan market to a foreigner. But are the first signs of unease creeping in?

    • 28 Jan 2010
  • TAIPAN: Vietnam’s sovereign error

    The Socialist Republic of Vietnam hit all its targets on only its second sovereign bond issue this week, but showed in the process that it still has some learning to do.

    • 27 Jan 2010
  • A new leveraged fad

    Is leveraged finance back in fashion? Certainly some seem to think so.

    • 21 Jan 2010
  • TAIPAN: Backing Rusal

    Hong Kong’s regulators may not like it, but it seems there are plenty of others who are only too happy to welcome Rusal to the city’s stock market - and that could leave them with some tough questions to answer.

    • 17 Jan 2010
  • New-look Indonesia

    Indonesia returned to the global bond market with a twist this week. Dropping its usual decision to roadshow deals before pricing, the sovereign opted for a quickly executed issue from its freshly updated MTN programme.

    • 14 Jan 2010
  • TAIPAN: Loans at last

    Asia's lending banks are finally getting back to what they do best. If the first few days of 2010 are anything to go by, this year looks set to mark the return of bumper volumes in the region's syndicated loan market.

    • 10 Jan 2010
  • Loans at last

    What a difference a week makes. Asia’s usually slow-moving syndicated loan market has already registered a clutch of new launches — I hear at least two more deals are set to come out before the end of the week — and bankers have only been back at their desks for four days.

    • 07 Jan 2010