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Treasury & Capital Markets
As the world economy struggles to cope with inflation on top of the ongoing pandemic, emerging bond markets in Asia are showing the strain. Against these complex headwinds, investors are attempting to steer a steady course with input from the researchers, salespeople and traders of their counterparties. Here we present the top sellside individuals in the Asian currency bond markets, particularly in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Pan Asia
28 Jun 2022
Growth in emerging East Asia’s local currency (LCY) bond market slowed to 3.1% in the first three months of the year to US$23.5 trillion at the end of March, from 3.6% from the previous three months, amid weakened financial conditions and global economic headwinds. According to the latest issue of Asia Bond Monitor published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on June 27, issuance in the first quarter of 2022 fell 6.5% from the previous quarter to US$2.2 trillion also on the back of heightened downside risks to economic outlook and on fiscal consolidation in some regional economies.
28 Jun 2022
A half-century long strategy, led by corporations, Wall Street, governments, and central banks, is coming undone. As a result, the West’s authorities now face an impossible choice: push conglomerates and states into cascading bankruptcies or allow inflation to go unchecked
25 Jun 2022
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Houlihan Lokey, Inc., a global investment bank based in Los Angeles, California, has appointed Zili Shao as senior adviser as the firm looks to further develop its financial restructuring business in Greater China.
24 Jun 2022
Even as China’s slowing economy and tightened Covid-19 restrictions continued to dampen consumer sentiment, e-commerce platforms and consumers came out in full force for this year’s June 18th Shopping Festival, the country’s largest mid-year online shopping event.The B2C affair saw total turnover of 695.9 billion yuan (US$103.7 billion), up 13.5% from last year, according to market data.
24 Jun 2022
If governments get it right, a more subdued, but also more sustainable and longer-lasting kind of globalization will emerge. And in an open and growing world economy, peddlers of deglobalization theories will find it easier to change jobs and re-skill
24 Jun 2022
Dangerously high inflation has left Americans deeply dissatisfied with the economy and likely to punish the Democrats in this year’s midterm elections. US President Joe Biden would be wise to follow the example of his predecessor Bill Clinton, lest he end up sharing a political fate similar to Jimmy Carter's
23 Jun 2022
Citi has appointed Tim Monger as head of its North & East Asia (NEA) cluster and Amol Gupte as head of the South Asia & Asean (SAA) cluster, effective immediately.
23 Jun 2022
Singapore has granted in-priciple approvals to three more fintech companies to offer digital payment token (DPT) services in the country, highlighting its resolve to become an international financial technology hub amid a crash in the prices of bitcoin and other crypto assets.
23 Jun 2022
Hanoi leader target climate-change finance of women-owned and -led businesses, SMEs
22 Jun 2022
Shui On Centre Co Ltd has raised HK$5.75 billion (US$732. 45 million) in its first asset-backed syndicated sustainability-linked loan.
22 Jun 2022
DBS has extended a green loan amounting to A$295 million (US$204.72 million) to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC for the refinancing of Chifley Tower Sydney, a development certified for its sustainability in Sydney’s central business district.
22 Jun 2022
Although US President Joe Biden has now identified inflation as his top economic-policy priority, his administration’s efforts to ameliorate the problem have been ineffective and even counterproductive. As if that weren’t bad enough, most of its recent actions run counter to its professed environmental and climate goals
22 Jun 2022