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Corporate Financing Analysis - Australian IPOs Showing Little Upside Potential - 18 SEPT 2017

With headwinds blowing, and with potential issuers and investors seemingly ready to wait until conditions are more favourable once more, the Australian IPO market looks set to finish 2017 with a disappointing tally of deals. Indeed, with local equities underwhelming in the face of the country's elevated housing market, and weakened commodity prices due to slowing Chinese growth, first time...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - A SWF With Emerging Power 'Down Under' - 11 SEPT 2017

Australia is home to one of the rising stars in the global sovereign wealth fund (SWF) world in the form of the Australian Government Future Fund - an independently managed fund within which the central government deposits its budget surplus for investment. According to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute, the Future Fund is currently the world's seventeenth largest by assets under management...

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Corporate Financing Analysis - Panda Bond Rise To Continue Albeit Off Records Pace - 14 AUG 2017

After a banner year for the issuance of yuan-denominated bonds by overseas firms in the Chinese Mainland last year, we believe that, while still extremely active, the sale of so-called 'panda bonds' in 2017 will fall short of last year's record tally. While overseas investor appetite to tap the deepening pool of debt capital market liquidity in China is on a long-term upwards trajectory (a...

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