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  • NDB finances emergency loan to China with Panda bond

    New Development Bank, a multilateral development bank established by the five BRICS countries, sold a Rmb5bn ($704m) three year Panda bond on Thursday. All proceeds will be used to fund an emergency loan NDB recently promised to three Chinese provincial governments to help them combat the Covid-19 outbreak. Rebecca Feng reports.

    • 02 Apr 2020

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  • Volatile funding costs: a test for Asian loans

    Rising dollar funding costs for Taiwanese banks have made them push an existing borrower back to the negotiating table so that they can demand better returns on a loan. More worrying than the triggering of the market disruption clause, however, is the volatility that forced the move.

    • 02 Apr 2020
  • Chinese issuers need less comfort, more support

    China’s top regulators went above and beyond expectations over the weekend in providing reassurance that the country’s markets are on solid footing. While this was helpful, more action to support companies falling through the cracks is sorely needed.

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Covid-19: a transparency test for borrowers

    These are testing times for corporations around the world as they find ways to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their businesses and debt profiles. Now more than ever, transparency from borrowers is absolutely key.

    • 24 Mar 2020

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