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Debt investors are looking to sub-Saharan Africa, where strong demand for commodities is propelling high growth.
The number of global mining and metals deals is expected to soar as part of a trend that signals strong growth in the global metals market, according to analysts
As China’s appetite for energy grows, analysts say the country’s lack of carbon emissions protocols or ability to use cleaner fuel will result in higher carbon emissions hedging costs for European companies
The number of approved Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in China tumbles by 30% after investors voice concerns that the generated credits will not be legal under future emissions' regulation
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Special report: China
Economic reforms in China have gathered pace in recent years. But the country’s bond markets remain hampered by significant structural problems, including state-administered interest rates and a murky legal system subject to government interference.
China’s local governments have channelled their debt through off-balance sheet financing vehicles that leave creditors little recourse to repayment in the event of default. Calls to reform this system could result in the formation of a municipal bond...
The Tokyo Commodity Exchange has eased rules for foreign commodity brokers wanting to trade on its platform in a move that is expected to boost volumes, Katie Holliday reports
Ever since its launch in 2007, China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund, has attracted widespread fear and suspicion. But its potential to move markets may have been overplayed.
Russia will benefit more than its competitors from China's growing energy appetite, says private investment bank Troika Dialog
China’s state-owned energy giant Sinopec reveals natural gas production soars by 40%, as proven reserves ebb lower, suggesting heightened imports are on the horizon
Investment in CDM carbon credits in China may slow because of the prolonged uncertainty over global climate change legislation, analysts say
Alarm bells hit the market after China’s oil demand slump signals a possible unexpected slowdown in energy demand growth
Currency restrictions, tight investment rules and concerns about asset segregation have made it difficult for foreign investors to gain alpha from mainland China investments. But a new managed account platform offering access to China ‘sunshine funds’...
The bounce in the commodities sector following the financial crisis put a number of dealers on alert about money-making opportunities in Asia. Many leading dealers are amassing their resources in the region, particularly in the physical arena. But do...
Efforts by Nafmii to bolster the definitions of China’s over-the-counter derivatives master agreements should help market development. But there are concerns about potential copyright infringement related to Isda master agreements.
Since its launch in 2002, China’s qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) programme has been a boon for investment banks. But new regulations issued in September 2009 raise significant issues for the derivatives market. Jill Wong reports
Asia is now the largest buyer of raw materials and its companies face significant hedging challenges to manage price volatility. But the fragmented nature of the region’s economies has hampered the exertion of meaningful influence in global commodity...
The development of mainland Chinese markets may mimic what has already occurred in Taiwan, according to Jack Lin, co-chief executive officer of Janus Capital International in Hong Kong, but the role of sovereign funds and the quantum of scale indicate...
Chairman and chief executive of Bank of East Asia, David Li Kwok-po, is a consummate relationship banker who has expanded the Hong Kong family bank’s footprint into mainland China. But he places high importance on quantitative risk management. By Georgina...