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  • China issuers sneak into closing bond window

    China issuers sneak into closing bond window

    A host of Chinese issuers found one of the last windows to sell bonds on Thursday ahead of the US presidential elections at the beginning of November and a public holiday in Hong Kong early next week.

  • Lufax launches roadshow for $2.36bn US IPO

    Lufax launches roadshow for $2.36bn US IPO

    Lufax Holdings, a personal finance services platform, has opened books for its offering of American depositary shares (ADS). It is aiming to raise up to $2.36bn.

  • Indian dual recourse flies as covered bond hopes build

    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.

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

    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.

  • Updated: HK regulator fines Goldman $350m for 1MDB failures

    Updated: HK regulator fines Goldman $350m for 1MDB failures

    Hong Kong’s securities watchdog has fined Goldman Sachs $350m for regulatory failures in its work on bonds issued by the scandal-hit Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB, part of a multi-billion-dollar settlement with global regulators.

  • When a rose by any other name is asked to leave

    The theory of nominative determinism states that people tend to take jobs that fit their names: John Baker becomes a baker, Ted Milk becomes a dairy farmer, Fakey McBlowhard becomes a politician. But there are also names that are valuable, not so much because they affect your career choices but because there’s a good chance you might get confused for someone else.

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