• Crystal globe resting on the ground in a green forest

    Financing the future of the planet

    The green bond market is flourishing, but there is plenty of room for further growth. In this article, we look at the development of the market and explore why corporates should consider issuing green bonds.

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    Panda bonds come to life

    China is home to the world’s third largest bond market, but for international corporations, it has traditionally been underutilised as a source of financing, despite its great potential. This is beginning to change. Here we take a look at the history of the Panda bond market and its growing appeal to corporate borrowers.

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    Pick and mix funding

    Corporate cash reserves are at record levels yet for many companies seeking funding, the world has changed to one with less certainty but more options. Why has this happened and what does this mean for treasurers?

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    Going public

    China’s economy is slowing, commodity prices are up and down, and a political crisis is brewing in the European Union. No wonder companies in Asia Pacific are adopting a ‘wait and see approach’ when it comes to their first stock listing. Treasurers, however, will have a key role to play when the right time eventually does come to go public.

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    SCF: incumbents vs disrupters

    The battle between the banks and the fintech disrupters for a bigger share of the global supply chain finance business is heating up. Both have invested heavily in their platforms over recent years. But who has got the solutions treasurers are really coveting?

  • Hiker walking in the moutains on a trail with flowers

    China’s credit challenge

    The syndicated loan has proved a useful product in supporting China’s recent growth. But will the strong demand for loans seen in recent years continue? And if it does, will the banks be in a strong enough position to meet it? We take a look at some of the key challenges now facing the markets fuelling China’s growth engine.

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    After the bond rush

    With the economic weather for the year ahead shrouded in uncertainty, corporate borrowers on Asia’s capital markets are not guaranteed such an easy ride in the next 12 months. Liability management exercises may well be on the agenda for some corporate treasurers.

  • School of fish swimming in aquarium

    Safety in numbers

    M&A deals are on the up globally and in Asia in particular; 2014 saw the region present the highest total value of deals on record. What are the important legal, financial and organisational factors in making a deal and what role can the treasury play to ensure success?

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    The world of private placements

    If governments want to help the flow of credit to mid-market companies, they need look no further than the US private placement (PP) market for inspiration. In the US, companies have long benefited from a PP market that is both large and liquid. Can a similar market emerge in Europe, and what are the private placement options for corporates in Asia?