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  • How Asia’s capital markets have endured

    How Asia’s capital markets have endured

    Covid-19 has fundamentally altered the way people work, communicate and live. It has also tested the resilience of Asia’s capital markets, writes Matthew Thomas.

  • India’s capital markets struggle

    India’s capital markets struggle

    India is facing yet another upheaval as the Covid-19 pandemic makes its way through the country. Capital markets activity has all but come to a halt. There are few bright spots, but bankers are focusing on innovation and thinking long term. By Rashmi Kumar

  • China hits pause on reform, but not for long

    China hits pause on reform, but not for long

    China has made great strides in attracting foreign capital by relaxing stringent rules around access to its markets. But it needs to go further, with experts saying reform should be brought to the top of the agenda once the dust from the Covid-19 outbreak settles. Addison Gong reports.

  • Bond bankers adapt to new reality

    Bond bankers adapt to new reality

    The Covid-19 pandemic has forced Asia’s debt issuers to confront a fundamental question: how can they raise money in these turbulent times? Bond bankers are scrambling to find the best solutions for their clients as they position themselves for when the market reopens. Morgan Davis reports.

  • Asia turns to SRI bonds for pandemic help

    Asia turns to SRI bonds for pandemic help

    As Asian countries slowly pick up the pieces from the aftermath of Covid-19, the bond market has emerged as an important source of funding. When the dust settles, its use for more socially responsible investment (SRI) bonds is only set to rise, writes Morgan Davis.

  • Chinese issuers face volatility and less choice

    Chinese issuers face volatility and less choice

    It should come as little surprise that the Covid-19 pandemic has led to a sharp repricing of Chinese bonds in the onshore and offshore markets. What might be a surprise is that the two markets have gone in different directions. Rebecca Feng reports

  • IPOs: the future is virtual

    IPOs: the future is virtual

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way Asia’s equity capital markets operate, with virtual roadshows and deals finding enough success to outlast the coronavirus, writes Jonathan Breen.

  • Home is where the IPOs are

    Home is where the IPOs are

    The Hong Kong IPO market has seen a big shift as Chinese technology companies that once shunned the bourse return for secondary listings. There is plenty working in the exchange’s favour, despite competition. Jonathan Breen reports.

  • China’s tech board is a Star attraction

    China’s tech board is a Star attraction

    China’s ambitious technology board boasts friendly regulations and a horde of eager investors. But it is still a work in progress. By Rebecca Feng

  • Slow but steady loan market faces up to Covid hurdles

    Slow but steady loan market faces up to Covid hurdles

    The relatively slow pace of the loan market means it has an ability to endure temporary moments of bad news without too much impact. The coronavirus brings a whole new set of challenges, writes Pan Yue.

  • The upside to lower prices

    The upside to lower prices

    Few bankers, if any, will emerge from the coronavirus unaffected. But leveraged finance bankers have reason to believe they will be able to generate new deals from the chaos — even if they lose a few old ones along the way. Pan Yue reports.

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