Asian banks to step up capital calls

LONDON, March 27 (IFR) - Bankers are preparing for an onslaught of bank capital offerings from Asian financial institutions, as the first international issue of the year from China looms large.

Two get Yankee CoCo ball rolling

NEW YORK, March 27 (IFR) - Yankee European bank CoCos and bond issuance to meet total loss absorbing capital regulations finally got going in the US dollar market this week.

Bankruptcy, Financials 27 Mar 2015

UPDATE 1-Chevron seeks to exit Caltex Australia with $3.6 bln stake sale

* Chevron selling 135 mln shares at 9.7 pct discount to Fri close

BRIEF-IP Group says to raise 128 million stg from placing

* Will issue 56,888,888 capital raising shares, raising gross proceeds of 128 million stg Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Financials 27 Mar 2015

BRIEF-Abcam directors, certain trusts to place up to 4.63 mln Abcam shares

* Proposed placing of up to 4.63 million ordinary shares in abcam plc

Healthcare 26 Mar 2015

BRIEF-O2 UK sale proceeds will strengthen Telefonica balance sheet- CFO

* Chief Financial Officer Angel Vila says on investor conference call that proceeds from the sale of O2 in the UK will go to strengthening balance sheet, rewarding shareholders and potential non-organic growth Further company coverage: (Reporting By Andres Gonzalez, Editing by Sarah White)

UPDATE 2-Standard Chart launches US$2bn 6.5% CoCo

LONDON, March 26 (IFR) - Standard Chartered has joined the ranks of international banks tapping markets for regulatory capital, pricing a US$2bn Additional Tier 1 bond on Thursday with a chunky 6.5% coupon.

Bankruptcy, Financials 26 Mar 2015

UPDATE 1-Haversham to buy British Car Auctions for 1.23 bln stg

March 26 - Haversham Holdings Plc said it would buy British Car Auctions Ltd from U.S. buyout group Clayton, Dubilier & Rice for about 1.23 billion pounds ($1.83 billion) in a cash- and-stock deal.

BRIEF-Telefonica rights issue subscription period March 28 to April 12

* Telefonica says rights issue subscription period March 28 to April 12

New Issue- Sky plc prices 600 mln euro 2020 FRN

Guarantor Sky Group Finance plc, Sky UK Limited,

Financials 26 Mar 2015