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Bank Mutiara attracts 3 investors
7 Aug 11
Three investors have officially expressed interest in purchasing the Bank Mutiara.
Price disagreement prompts IDB to postpone selling Muamalat shares
7 Aug 11
The Islamic Development Bank officially informed Bank Indonesia of its postponement in selling its shares of PT Bank Muamalat Tbk.
AgBank and Wuxi govt release $2.3bn PE fund
1 Jul 11
The lender and its local rivals take part in global rush to set up China-focused PE funds.
Bank of Chengdu targets IPO on Shanghai Exchange
30 Jun 11
Should the listing push through it will break a three-year IPO hiatus by the nation's city commercial banks, which operate under regional...
Morgan Stanley and Huaxin launch JV
14 Jun 11
Morgan Stanley Huaxin Securities’ main thrust is underwriting CNY-denominated stocks and bonds for Chinese small-cap companies.
Stanchart kicks off Singapore online shares trading
7 Jun 11
The lender opens its doors to allow customers to settle their trades in 14 exchanges in 10 countries.
HSBC Malaysia to exclusively distribute Brazil equity fund
6 Jun 11
The fund was intended for investors seeking long-term capital growth on their investment to tap potentials of one of fastest growing economies...
Kim Eng Thailand targets bigger profits this year
3 Jun 11
The company is optimistic that Asia’s economic growth, while Asian currencies appreciate as against weakening US dollar will drive company...
Taiwanese mortgagees among highest defaulters
1 Jun 11
Taiwan's higher loan-to-value loans had a higher gross default ratio of around 5%, while the one with lower LTV loans showed a better...
China only needs US$1tn reserve?
26 Apr 11
Take it with a grain of salt. Many media reported that a PBoC advisor, XIA Bin, said China needs only "US$1tn reserves" and it will...
Habitat for Humanity, Barclays to raise funds for the less fortunate
19 Apr 11
Habitat-Barclays Bare Your Sole 2011 will take place on Saturday, 18 June at Gardens by the Bay East, Tanjong Rhu.
Taiwan banks face risks from property downturn
12 Apr 11
The improving financials may be more cyclical than structural, said Fitch.
Japan quake hurts Japanese heavy equipment
30 Mar 11
Japan quake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis has negative implications on heavy-equipment manufacturers.
More deflation before inflation in Japan
28 Mar 11
Japan's devastating natural disaster will keep the economy mired in deflation in coming months.
Bain & Company Partner Seow-Chien Chew named World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
24 Mar 11
Seow-Chien Chew is recognized for her contribution in helping solve the talent management challenges facing many non-profit organizations across...
South East Asian Economies Must Scale Up for Growth
2 Dec 10
The South East Asian countries are on a journey from agriculture and industry to value-added services.
Rabobank appoints Anand Batepati Multi Asset Structuring Head
1 Dec 10
The lender capitalizes on Batepati’s extensive experience in equities, FX, rates, derivatives and commodities for its structured finance...
China Pacific targets selling Pacific Antai Life stake for $142mln
1 Dec 10
Chinese insurers cannot bid while foreign companies can bid for no more than a 20% stake.
CIMB's listing on Bangkok deferred to 2011
15 Oct 10
CIMB Thai unit sees return to profit in first nine months after posting $1.36mln loss.
Mandiri targets raising rights issue to $1.56bln
20 Aug 10
Lender waits for parliament’s approval in move that would sustain lender’s capital until 2014.
Central Huijin to issue RMB187.5 bonds
20 Aug 10
Earnings of sovereign wealth fund’s first bond sale to be used for Export-Import Bank of China.
HSBC China becomes market maker to trade RMB and Ringgit
20 Aug 10
Lender also provides ringgit exchange service through its branches in 24 key Chinese cities.
BEA to use RMB bonds proceeds for expansion
20 Aug 10
Lender not keen on divesting 20% stake of Canadian subsidiary as it profit soared 78%.
China Everbright debut day of IPO beats forecasts
19 Aug 10
Investors' optimism on smaller Chinese banks gave lender share price gain that surpassed AgBank's.
China Everbright tags IPO at $US0.46 per share
13 Aug 10
Lender’s IPO success may encourage rival banks to follow suit.
China's Central Huijin plans to issue bonds
12 Aug 10
Fund to sell $7.97bln bonds in its effort to maintain controlling stakes in major domestic banks.
Hong Leong Bank concludes sub debt issuance
12 Aug 10
Sub debt, whose proceeds to be used for lender's working capital, was 8 times oversubscribed.
China Everbright receives approval for $3bln Shanghai IPO
28 Jul 10
Everbright Bank may face big capital shortfall in the next three years without the IPO.
Bank Of Communications culminates Hong Kong rights issue
20 Jul 10
BoComm was able to raise $2.29bln from the H-shares offering.
Bank of the Philippine Islands eyes $215mln rights issue
9 Jul 10
The move is to maintain the bank's above minimum capital ratio and to cope with 15% loan portfolio expansion.
AgBank IPO draws China funds and HK banks
6 Jul 10
Lender intends to raise record setting $23bln before listing in mid-July.
AgBank mulls price range adjustment for Shanghai IPO
29 Jun 10
A narrower price range or $0.37-$0.39 per share for the Shanghai offering is likely amidst weaker demand among investors in the mainland.
China Construction secures shareholders’ nod
25 Jun 10
Lender targets $11bln from 630mln shares in Shanghai and 15.7bln shares in Hong Kong.
Huijin supports CCB's rights issue
23 Jun 10
Parent Huijin's announcement precedes CCB's shareholder meeting tacking to push through with the $11bln fundraising plan.
Agricultural Bank to receive Qatar and Kuwait investments
22 Jun 10
Middle East countries pledge $3.6bln investment in AgBank while Qatar Holding expands portfolio in China.
China’s Agriculture Bank IPO targets $28bln
16 Jun 10
Lender kicked off the pre-marketing process for the $10bln-$15bln from Hong Kong and $8.9bln-$13bln Shanghai IPO.
Regulator authorizes Agricultural Bank of China’s IPO
10 Jun 10
Move ends speculations on deferment of $30bln IPO due to lukewarm interest and concerns.
BoCom slashes rights issue plan by 20%
8 Jun 10
Downsizing to $4.8bln from $6.14bln may prompt AgBank to lower its $30bln target.
China regulator to study Agricultural Bank's IPO bid
7 Jun 10
Lender aims to replenish capital as banks could face losses if debts not repaid.
BEA's China unit eyes issuing yuan bonds
2 Jun 10
China regulator’s approval would give BEA license to sell $732bln worth of bonds.
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