IMF Q&A: Time for China to break the RMB free

In the past year, Chinese authorities have taken measures to boost capital inflows, while keeping the currency and potential outflows under strict control. In this exclusive Q&A with GlobalRMB, Calixte Ahokpossi, senior economist at the International Monetary Fund, says China needs more reforms, and that introducing a flexible currency framework should be a priority.

  • By Paolo Danese
  • 13 Sep 2017

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 30.14
2 CITIC Securities 23.05
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 10.64
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 8.27
4 Everbright Securities 8.27

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 14-Sep-17 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) China 9,000
2 05-Sep-17 Joy City China 1,000
3 01-Sep-17 Rusal Russian Federation 500
4 23-Aug-17 Daimler Germany 5,000
5 02-Aug-17 China Gas Holdings China 1,500

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 JP Morgan 49.70
2 Barclays 10.06
2 Citi 10.06
2 HSBC 10.06
2 Bank of China (BOC) 10.06

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 01-Jun-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 632
2 11-Apr-17 Bank of China Johannesburg Branch (BOC Johannesburg) China 1,500
3 22-Feb-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 850
4 28-Nov-16 Loncin Holdings China 800
5 04-Nov-16 China Nuclear Engineering Group China 1,500