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  • LBO loans: Chinese banks step up

    LBO loans: Chinese banks step up

    The recent round of M&A and leveraged buyout financing provided by Chinese banks shows their growing ambition in the more complicated and riskier part of Asia’s loan market.

  • Asia's Spacs: balance will be key

    Asia's Spacs: balance will be key

    The Spac phenomenon in the US appears to be reaching a tipping point, after whetting the appetite of investors over the past year and offering juicy fees to investment banks. As the market in Asia gets ready for take off, firms should be wary of the obstacles they may face.

  • Hong Kong’s IPO market needs a reset

    Hong Kong’s IPO market needs a reset

    The Hong Kong IPO market saw a scorching start to the year, with a record amount raised on the exchange. But as signs of pressure begin to show, a breather is much needed.

  • There's trouble lurking in China’s offshore loan market

    There's trouble lurking in China’s offshore loan market

    International loans from Chinese borrowers have gained pace, with a number of deals being launched into syndication recently. Liquidity is ample and bankers are confident of deal success — but some caution is essential.

  • Big tech crackdown: the winners and the losers

    Big tech crackdown: the winners and the losers

    China’s latest crackdown on some of its largest internet companies should raise a critical question — who are the real beneficiaries of reining in the country’s technology titans?

  • China-US IPOs are speeding up, not slowing down

    China-US IPOs are speeding up, not slowing down

    Chinese companies have raised equity in the US at a record pace this year. The deal flow has quashed fears that a hostile White House would dissuade China’s hordes of technology startups from listing on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

  • It’s crunch time for Chinese SOE bonds

    It’s crunch time for Chinese SOE bonds

    The shock from the stunning slump in China Huarong Asset Management Co's dollar bonds may have eased slightly, following a rally this week after supportive comments from the Chinese government. But the incident should trigger a more critical look at the risks and rewards of buying state-owned international bonds.

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