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  • WH Group and some of its shareholders launched an up to $5.3 billion initial public offering in Hong Kong last week, the second-biggest ever listing by a food and beverage company. Yang Zhijun, an executive director in charge of investment, merger and acquisitions and financing for WH Group, was issued another 245.6 million ordinary shares.

  • April 11- Wells Fargo& Co, the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, reported a higher-than-expected 14 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, as a series of one-time gains helped offset the continued slowdown in its home loan business.

  • April 11- Wells Fargo& Co, the biggest U.S. mortgage lender, reported a better-than-expected 14 percent rise in first-quarter net profit as it set aside less money to cover bad loans. Wells Fargo's shares, which had risen about 8 percent since the start of the year to Thursday's close, were up 1 percent at $48.25 in trading before the bell.

  • Why China doesn't have a big bond problem Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    Concerns may be rising over potential China bond defaults, but the risks may be exaggerated, Deutsche Bank said after combing through bond issuers.

  • DAKAR, April 9- Small and medium-sized enterprises in Africa are crying out not just for financing but also management and operational expertise to enable them to grow a regional footprint, says private equity firm AFIG Funds.

  • LONDON, April 3- Global private equity firm KKR has bought $150 million worth of shipping loans from two European banks amid a surge of interest in the industry as world trade in goods picks up along with the global economy.

  • April 2- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved Detroit's plan to borrow $120 million from Barclays PLC to improve services in the cash-strapped city. Judge Steven Rhodes, who is overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case, overruled objections by city creditors who took issue with the timing and structure of the loan.

  • Here’s how a weaker yuan hurts corporate China Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:15 PM ET

    For those Chinese firms positioned for a strengthening currency, the recent yuan weakening may spell significant earnings hit, analysts at Nomura say.

  • 'Lehman moment' in China? Not quite, says BlackRock Sunday, 30 Mar 2014 | 10:37 PM ET
    Mark McCombe, chairman for Asia Pacific at BlackRock, speaks during the Skybridge Alternatives (SALT) Asia conference in Singapore, on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    It is wrong to describe a recent corporate debt default in China as a 'Lehman' or 'Bear Stearns' moment, BlackRock's Asia Pacific chairman told CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The U.S. Energy Department will soon issue a plan to offer loan aid for renewable energy projects, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Friday, doubling down on investments that have drawn intense criticism over past government-backed business flops.

  • March 26- Global Geophysical Services Inc, a provider of seismic data to oil and gas companies, filed for bankruptcy due to heavy debt and said it was seeking court approval for $60 million in debtor-in-possession financing. The company and some of its units made a Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Corpus Christi, Texas.

  • March 25- Women's apparel retailer Body Central Corp raised doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern after it reported its third straight quarterly loss and negative cash flows from operations. Body Central also said it would expand its credit facility, cut jobs and defer certain capital projects to improve liquidity.

  • *Capital ratio dips but remains above Basel threshold. SHANGHAI, March 25- Agricultural Bank of China Ltd posted its slowest full-year net profit growth on record in 2013 as the country's third largest lender bolstered provisions against an anticipated increase in bad loans.

  • MOSCOW, March 25- Russia's Rosneft, the world's largest listed oil company by output, said on Tuesday it had repaid some $10.6 billion to international banks raised for its takeover of TNK-BP. Rosneft, headed by Igor Sechin, a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, said it paid back loans ahead of time in December-March.

  • LONDON, March 24- Commodity trader Gunvor has reassured lenders the firm will avoid U.S. sanctions under its new ownership structure as it presses ahead with plans to raise what bankers said would be a $665 million syndicated loan.

  • March 24- Coal miner SouthGobi Resources Ltd warned that it was unlikely to have enough cash to meet its debt obligations and was looking for financing to continue its operations in Mongolia. A continued delay in securing additional financing could result in a default of its $250 million China Investment Corp convertible debentures, SouthGobi said.

  • LONDON, March 24- Commodity trader Gunvor has reassured lenders the firm will avoid U.S. sanctions under its new ownership structure as it presses ahead with plans to raise a $665 million syndicated loan, bankers said on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Investors worried the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in a year's time or even sooner should stick with shorter-maturity bonds, high-quality corporate debt and stocks with attractive dividends like utilities.

  • LONDON, March 21- The future of two big loans for oil trading firm Gunvor and petrochemicals group Sibur were thrown into doubt after Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko appeared on the US sanctions list over Russia's involvement in Crimea and Ukraine.

  • Airbnb in advanced financing talks: Report Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Airbnb webpage

    Online home-rental marketplace Airbnb is in talks with private equity firms, according to a report.

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