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  • Louis Dreyfus sows the seeds for $450m SLL

    Louis Dreyfus Co Asia has become the latest commodities company to tap the debt market, seeking a $450m sustainability-linked loan that is being widely syndicated.

    • 30 Jul 2021
  • Lesso woos banks with $550m loan

    China Lesso Group’s $550m-equivalent dual-currency loan is in the market, with an open invitation for banks to join at three levels.

    • 27 Jul 2021
  • China Lesso builds $550m loan

    China Lesso Group, a building materials manufacturer, has mandated five banks for a new money loan, returning to the market after two years.

    • 19 Jul 2021
  • Trafigura makes annual return for SLL

    Commodities company Trafigura’s Singapore arm is making its annual return to the Asian loan market, this time opting for a sustainability-linked facility.

    • 12 Jul 2021
  • Indian SOEs fire up dollar loans as capex comes back into focus

    Indian state-owned companies have returned in force to the loan market, raising funds for their planned capital expenditure as Covid-19 cases slow in the country. But the aggressive pricing offered by local banks means foreign lenders may end up being squeezed out. Pan Yue reports.

    • 08 Jul 2021
  • BOC Aviation takes off with $750m loan

    BOC Aviation, the aircraft leasing arm of Bank of China, has launched a $750m borrowing into general syndication.

    • 07 Jul 2021
  • OVL goes wide for $500m loan

    ONGC Videsh, the overseas subsidiary of Indian state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp, has launched a $500m loan into general syndication. It is targeting a broad group of lenders for the fundraising, owing to lending caps imposed on banks.

    • 06 Jul 2021
  • IOC mandates three for $500m

    Indian Oil Corp has mandated three banks for its $500m loan return, after inviting firms to bid for the transaction last month.

    • 06 Jul 2021
  • Yunnan Energy returns for $300m SLL

    Yunnan Provincial Energy Investment Group, a Chinese state-owned company, has returned to the loan market after three years for a sustainability-linked facility.

    • 05 Jul 2021
  • Sino Group adds to sustainability-linked loan momentum

    Hong Kong property developer Sino Group has converted a HK$1bn ($129m) loan sealed last year into a sustainability-linked deal, in line with its goals of embracing ESG across its operations.

    • 02 Jul 2021