News analysis

  • Banks’ US derivative fears revealed

    28 May 2010

    The push-out provision for spinning derivative portfolios and difficulties in managing new and old transactions are among US banks’ biggest worries

  • US covered bonds: listen to Europe

    28 May 2010

    The US needs covered bond rules. Following Europe’s lead would make them cheaper to sell and remove the need for an issuing series trust

  • CDOs in the spotlight

    26 May 2010

    CDO investigations have prompted concern over civil claims by investors. They could test UK precedents, which have so far favoured arrangers

  • New rules encourage HK minerals listings

    25 May 2010

    Hong Kong’s stock exchange has released new rules for listing minerals companies that will encourage more offerings from international resources companies

  • Pru prospectus unravelled

    21 May 2010

    The fee riddle solved by standby financing, and the underwriting agreement without termination rights

  • Pru’s liquidity clause appeases HKEx

    21 May 2010

    A unique liquidity provision in the prospectus for Prudential’s rights issue will allay HKEx concerns over price volatility when the group lists in Hong Kong

  • Know your SEC reviewer

    20 May 2010

    Why it is crucial for listing companies to find out which group at the SEC is likely to review its initial public offering after filing

  • Indonesia may amend material transaction rules

    18 May 2010

    Bapepam plans to alter controversial rules governing material transactions, to the relief of issuers and underwriters doing debt offerings

  • Seven-year sukuk pushes Islamic expansion

    18 May 2010

    A seven-year sukuk from Saudi Electricity Company is a sign that the local market is evolving, and will be ready to tap international investors soon



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