Tracking the path of Thailand's tiger economy

Thailand is in many ways typical of bond markets across the ASEAN region. Its corporate bond market, though growing quickly, is still a fraction of government bond volumes. Secondary liquidity is still a problem. Cross-border participation is still a huge opportunity. But in other ways, Thailand stands out from the crowd. The willingness of investors to accept lower-rated credits in the country is one thing that issuers in many other Southeast Asian markets can only dream of – and the relatively small foreign holdings of government bonds provides an interesting data point for a region that is still struggling to find the right balance when it comes to foreign inflows. ASIAMONEY talks to a variety of senior market participants to find out what Thailand can learn from its neighbours, and what lessons it can offer them.

  • 12 Sep 2013
Asiamoney [AM]: One of the things we’ve found in previous events concerning the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market is that that corporate bond markets cannot really be discussed in isolation. Instead, you need to see the development of corporate bond issuance in the context of the ...

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Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 17,834.38 72 10.56%
2 Citi 16,648.84 65 9.86%
3 HSBC 14,502.17 79 8.59%
4 Deutsche Bank 10,659.15 37 6.31%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 8,423.03 47 4.99%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Mar 2017
1 Citi 6,436.45 17 15.92%
2 JPMorgan 5,401.27 19 13.36%
3 Deutsche Bank 4,052.54 6 10.02%
4 HSBC 3,569.27 7 8.83%
5 Morgan Stanley 2,703.86 10 6.69%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 7,610.36 27 13.98%
2 Citi 6,685.06 20 12.28%
3 HSBC 4,539.92 22 8.34%
4 Deutsche Bank 3,547.08 9 6.52%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 3,538.08 13 6.50%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Mar 2017
1 Raiffeisen Bank International AG 452.45 3 9.70%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 390.53 2 8.37%
3 BNP Paribas 386.69 2 8.29%
4 UniCredit 321.12 2 6.88%
5 Santander 246.16 1 5.28%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 Mar 2017
1 AXIS Bank 2,891.28 40 16.52%
2 Trust Investment Advisors 1,975.69 47 11.29%
3 ICICI Bank 1,793.36 44 10.25%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 1,092.30 13 6.24%
5 Yes Bank Ltd 959.77 21 5.48%