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  • Asia’s Spac IPOs are best done away from home

    The Singapore Exchange’s plan to get in on the rush to list special purpose acquisition companies (Spacs) is a bold move that could give it an edge over regional rivals. But there are plenty of obstacles — and its efforts may well be futile.

    • 26 Jan 2021
  • US banks face impossible questions on China

    The relationship between the US and China, which has faced immense strain during Donald Trump’s presidency, is unlikely to get too much relief under the Biden administration. The biggest losers will be US banks and their capital markets business in Asia.

    • 20 Jan 2021
  • Sustainability-linked bonds: a win on several counts

    With Asia’s sustainability-linked bond (SLB) market thrown wide open with the first transaction, there is a case to be made for the opportunities offered to both issuers and investors by this nascent asset class.

    • 13 Jan 2021
  • Indian loans: some good news after a bad year

    Asian loans bankers are expressing guarded optimism about their prospects this year. Most of their hopes are so far concentrated on India, where a mix of public and private sector deals — as well as the occasional sponsor financing — should bring some welcome supply.

    • 06 Jan 2021