Pilbara killer advances


More capital for the Pilbara killler:

The world’s largest steelmaker China Baowu Steel Group has raised 10 billion yuan ($1.4 billion) from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, it said on Monday.

The capital, raised by issuing three-year fixed rate bonds with an annual coupon rate of 2.45%, will be used for operating expenditure, including debt repayments, working capital and project construction, the company said in a document filed to the Shanghai Stock Exchange last week.

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal. He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.