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Chinese issuers wrap up busy week for issuance

Five Chinese corporate borrowers pushed into the debt market on Thursday, capping a frantic pace of deal flow this week that set a new record for Asia bond issuance.


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BOC makes ‘big bang’ move with maiden transition bond

Bank of China sold its debut transition bond on Thursday, giving the still-nascent market a big boost by opting for a dual-currency dollar and renminbi combination deal.


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New World builds Asia’s first sustainability-linked bond

Hong Kong-based property developer New World Development Co (NWD) opened a new area of issuance for Asian borrowers on Thursday when it sold the region’s first dollar sustainability-linked bond.


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Home Credit innovates with consumer loan ABS

Chinese originator Home Credit Consumer Finance Co sold a Rmb1bn ($155m) consumer loan ABS this week, opting for a different type of underlying assets compared to its past deals.


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Gracell Biotech boosts US IPO size to $209m

Gracell Biotechnologies has raised $209m from its Nasdaq IPO after increasing the size of the float and pricing the deal above the initial marketed range.


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Hansoh Pharma, Hongqiao tap Asia CB market

Hong Kong-listed Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group and China Hongqiao Group have added to the burst of convertible bond activity in the first week of 2021, raising a combined $900m from the equity-linked market on Thursday.


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SAIC-GMAC seals year’s first auto ABS

SAIC-GMAC Automotive Finance Co has sold the first auto loan ABS transaction of the year in China, printing a Rmb10bn ($1.55bn) deal this week.


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Sources: Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt is in advanced talks to go public via a merger with SPAC; combined entity could be valued at $2B (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg:Sources: Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt is in advanced talks to go public via a merger with SPAC; combined entity could be valued at $2B  —  Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform majority owned by Intercontinental Exchange Inc., is in advanced talks to go public through a merger …


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2020 Ties 2016 as Hottest Yet, European Analysis Shows

The global average temperature in 2020 was about 2.25 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the average from 1850 to 1900, data from the Copernicus Climate Change Service indicates.


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