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HoHoHo: Another great Temasek investment?

In China, Temasek on 16/06/2018 at 10:30 am

When Hainan Airlines, HNA’s flagship carrier and HNA’s main cash generator, earlier this week, said it would sell up to 20% of its Shanghai listed shares to 10 investors among whom was one Temasek Holdings, cybernuts were screaming “Sure to lose money”.

Well they might like to know that China is leaning hard on its banks to support troubled HNA’s refinancing activities.

A person familiar with HNA’s investment in Deutsche Bank said the German lender saw the call to support the bond issue as positive. “It’s not a bailout but support in financing, absolutely different to Anbang.”

FT

So a stake in HNA’s crown jewels, Hainan Airlines, sounds a good deal.

Whatever, with enemies like Phillip Ang (cybernuts go-to person for financial advice and analysis on our SWFs) and Uncle Leong, the PAP govt doesn’t need friends like Fabrications About the PAP or Calvin Cheng. Sad.

New Chinese way of screwing employees

In China on 17/02/2018 at 4:08 pm

From NYT Dealbook

HNA’s new money source: its workers
The Chinese conglomerate has about $90 billion in debt from splashing out on things like Deutsche Bank and Hilton Hotels. Its borrowing costs are going up, and asset sales are becoming necessary — it’s under the gun to find more money.

Which is why it appears to be asking employees for cash, according to Alexandra Stevenson and Cao Li of the NYT:

In an email dated Jan. 4, one HNA unit told employees that it needed nearly $8 million to fund a duty free business. It advertised a 9.8 percent annualized interest rate. One week later, HNA’s media and entertainment arm said it was looking to raise nearly $80 million from employees, pledging strong returns and a plan to build up the business.

HNA: From hero to zero

In China on 17/12/2017 at 5:50 pm

But China Inc helps out prodigal son.

From NYT Dealbook

A beleaguered Chinese conglomerate soldiers on
Goldman Sachs and Bank of America won’t work with it anymore. Investors are starting to feel spooked. But HNA is still doing deals — with help from its country’s lenders.
Several Chinese lenders have indicated that they could extend HNA’s credit lines despite concerns that the conglomerate has spent too much on foreign acquisitions, at least according to HNA.