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  • US restrains global green bonds growth

    02 September 2015

    The budding asset class has seen strong growth this year. But to reach its full potential, American issuers must get involved

  • Kuwait prepares maiden sovereign sukuk

    28 August 2015

    The government is looking to diversify its funding sources in the wake of the drastic oil price slump

  • S$ bonds' covenant evolution

    19 August 2015

    The proliferation of private banks has made the Singapore-dollar debt capital markets an attractive destination for foreign issuers. But a flurry of lower credits could be changing its composition

  • Brazil's infra model to grow local bond markets

    30 July 2015

    The country plans to diversify project financing sources with a system that balances national development bank loans with domestic debt offerings

  • Delinking high yield from debt walls

    22 July 2015

    European counsel are speculating over the source of high-yield dealflow this coming cycle. Opinion is divided, and the debate has revived the wall-of-debt concept

  • EU repo rules must entice buyside

    10 June 2015

    Bankers have urged insurers and pension funds to join their lobbying efforts regarding the regulations, claiming they have more sway with authorities

  • Australian intercreditors must adapt to US cov-lite

    08 June 2015

    The agreements are evolving as companies tapping the term loan B and US high-yield markets change their capital structures

  • Chinese and Indian AT1s must evolve

    27 May 2015

    The write-down terms for AT1s are becoming standardised in Asia’s two largest jurisdictions, according to Fitch

  • UK’s first CPI-linked bond explained

    27 May 2015

    The 25-year £200 million bond is one of the first to be issued by a local authority in decades

  • Chinese credit enhancements dominate bonds

    29 April 2015

    Chinese corporate issuers are now able to guarantee their bonds, but regulatory restraints mean that support mechanisms remain popular

  • Rating agencies' views differ on Kaisa default

    21 April 2015

    Troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa defaulted this week on its 12.875% notes due 2017 and 8.875% senior notes due 2018. It’s still unclear what this means for bankruptcy in the country

  • EM issuers should steer clear of portability

    16 April 2015

    The debate surrounding the usefulness of portability clauses in European high-yield continues, with one in-house counsel at IFLR’s Capital Markets Forum insisting it has no place in emerging market corporate-led deals

  • RBI exposure limits to drive financing diversification

    08 April 2015

    A discussion paper proposing that banks’ exposure to a single corporate, to connected parties, cannot exceed 25% could prompt companies to tap the local debt capital markets

  • India tax uncertainty entangles FPIs

    01 April 2015

    Optimism around tax clarity in India could be short-lived. A little-noticed exemption in India’s budget means foreign investors could be liable for minimum alternate tax – and it could apply retroactively

  • CoCo retail restrictions weigh on banks

    24 March 2015

    The FCA's continued restrictions on the selling of CoCos is leading banks to follow the spirit rather than the letter of the law on other securities

  • How ALSF can help your African investment

    12 March 2015

    The African Legal Support Facility's chief legal counsel spoke with IFLR about why it’s in everyone’s interest to create sustainable investment arrangements

  • Europe high-yield investors’ letter unpicked

    05 March 2015

    Buyside have written another letter outlining their six key concerns within the asset class. Here, issuers' counsel and bankers' respond



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