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  • M&A Report (July 2019)

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: CanadaSwitzerland...Industries: Minerals & ResourcesClean Energy...
    M&A Report (July 2019)
  • China outbound M&A 2Q19 digest: Southeast Asia deals surge amid trade war

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: ChinaIndia...Industries: Minerals & ResourcesClean Energy...
    China outbound M&A activities came to a freeze in the second quarter, dragging outbound dealmaking to USD 20.4bn (114 deals) in 1H19, recording the lowest value since 2011 amid uncertainty from the escalating trade war. Even Europe, the all-time most popular destination, saw less Chinese interest with a 64% decrease in deal value in 1H19.
  • Yili likely to buy stake in Pakistan firm

    Content Types: Recent TransactionRegions & Countries: ChinaPakistanIndustries: AgribusinessFood & Beverage
    North China's Yili Industrial Group Co Ltd said it plans to acquire a stake of no more than 51 percent in Pakistani dairy maker Fauji Foods Ltd, according to a statement released on 31 July.
  • Sixth fully-fledged Islamic bank in the making in Pakistan

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: PakistanIndustries: Banking & Finance
    Having planned to foray into Islamic finance since 2011 to capture Pakistan’s largely untapped agricultural market, Zarai Taraqiati Bank has now secured a license from the State Bank Pakistan, moving the regulator closer to its targeted 15% Islamic banking market share in 2018.
  • Pakistan widens investment universe for employees’ contributory funds under new rules

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: PakistanIndustries: Banking & Finance
    Pakistan has opened the investment universe of employees’ provident and contributory funds to include ‘A’-rated instruments under new rules, offering investors a greater range of investment options for their retirement savings plans.
  • ICBC Issues Record Climate Bonds Certified GB: US$1.58bn Triple Tranche

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ChinaUnited Kingdom...Industries: Clean EnergyInfrastructure...
    The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China - London branch (ICBC London) has listed a USD1.58 billion equivalent green bond on the London Stock Exchange International Securities Market (ISM) today.
  • Alibaba purchases South Asia's largest e-commerce platform Daraz Group

    Content Types: Recent TransactionRegions & Countries: ChinaPakistanIndustries: Information TechnologyLifestyle & Consumer Goods
    China's e-commerce giant Alibaba Group acquired the entire share capital of Pakistan's top and South Asia's largest e-commerce platform Daraz Group, a statement said 8 May.
  • Is China's Belt and Road working? A progress report from eight countries

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ChinaPakistanIndustries: InfrastructureBanking & Finance...
    The idea of transforming the ancient fishing village of Gwadar into a bustling port city has been around since at least 1954, when Pakistan commissioned the U.S. Geological Survey to examine its coastline. Their conclusion: Gwadar, which sits on the Arabian Sea, would be an ideal location for a deep-water port.
  • State Bank of Pakistan introduces Mudarabah refinancing instrument to boost export industry

    Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: PakistanIndustries: Banking & Finance
    The banking regulator of Pakistan has introduced a Shariah compliant alternative long-term refinancing facility in a bid to enhance its economic capability by bolstering its export-oriented industry.
  • IFN weekly market roundup: 3rd – 9th February 2018

    Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: United Arab EmiratesMalaysia...Industries: Banking & FinanceInsurance
    Apart from the usual short-term Islamic facilities by regular issuers like Malaysia, Bangladesh and Indonesia among others, other sovereigns are also making their bid for Sukuk known.