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Asia Pacific loans continue slide to five-year low

2017-12-29 reuters
Hong Kong, Dec 29 (TRLPC) - Syndicated lending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, hit a five-year low of US$445.31bn in 2017 and was 4.81% lower than US$467.8bn in 2016 as mergers and acquisitions activity slowed and record G3 bond issuance in dollars, euros, and yen curbed loan volume.

Asian lending crashes to five-year low

2017-09-29 reuters
HONG KONG, Sept 29 (TRLPC) - Syndicated lending in Asia Pacific, excluding Japan, hit a five-year low of US$292.47bn for the first nine months of 2017, 19.55% lower than the same period last year as more borrowers turned to the bond market and China’s curbs on overseas acquisitions dented volume.

China M&A slowdown hurts Asian lending

2017-06-30 reuters
June 30 (LPC/ IFR) - Government measures to control capital outflows from China have taken their toll on outbound M&As as well as related financings, leading to a significant decline in lending in Asia Pacific. Syndicated loan volumes in the region (ex-Japan) tumbled 25% in the first six months of 2017 to US$184.83bn from US$248bn in the same period last year.

China Oceanwide seeks more time for U.S. approval of Genworth deal

2017-04-28 reuters
China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co said on Friday it had refiled its application for U.S. approval of its $2.7 billion acquisition of life insurance company Genworth Financial Inc (GNW.N), in a bid to add more time to the regulatory review.

Time Inc says not to sell itself, shares plunge

2017-04-28 reuters
Time Inc (TIME.N) said on Friday it would not sell itself but pursue a strategic plan to boost growth, sending its shares tumbling nearly 19 percent.

CDH Investments Said to Lead Buyout of China Retailer Belle - Bloomberg

2017-04-18 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Hong Kong Stocks Climb to One-Month High Amid Mainland Inflows - Bloomberg

2017-01-10 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Prada found wanting in assessment of forced labour safeguards | Global development | The Guardian

2016-12-08 theguardian
Ralph Lauren and Hugo Boss also perform modestly in study of quality and transparency of efforts by leading fashion firms to protect against forced labour

China shares rise in Hong Kong as US jobs data beat estimates

2016-07-11 themalaymailonline
The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index was up 1.9 per cent as of 10:14am, after sliding 2 per cent last week. — Reuters picHONG KONG, July 11 — Chinese stocks traded in Hong Kong rose the most in seven weeks, joining a global rally as data on US jobs signalled the world’s biggest economy is on a stronger footing.

A Shift From Momentum To Value In Asia?

2016-06-05 seekingalpha
Looking back at equity market trends in 2015, we see that like much of the world, Asia (ex-Japan) saw momentum factors perform strongly, while valuation underperformed. However, the trend seems to have changed in 2016, with value outperforming and momentum underperforming. If that trend continues, we look for companies that might benefit.

China's Belle annual profit down 38 pct as consumer taste changes

2016-05-25 reuters
HONG KONG May 25 China's Belle International Holdings Ltd said annual net profit fell 38 percent as more and more consumers shift to athleisure products and away from traditional fashion footwear and dress shoes.

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