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Asia

Bonds

  • Risks closer to home pose 'bigger threat' to Asia bonds

    Asia ex-Japan’s bond market has not avoided the shockwaves from the Greek crisis, with debt issuance grinding to a halt this week. But while most attention is on Athens, market observers in Asia said that the real threat is closer to home, writes Narae Kim.

    • 02 Jul 2015

Equities

  • Asia ECM hopes for summer lull to restore calm after China plunge

    The spectacular rise in China’s A-share market has been the stuff of dreams, capturing the imagination of investors the world over. But after a violent correction, Asia’s equity capital markets are on a knife edge, and bankers hope the market will find some calm in the summer, before the year’s biggest trades hit screens in the fourth quarter, writes John Loh.

    • 02 Jul 2015

Loans

People News

  • BAML picks from within for Asia IB co-heads

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named new co-heads for its investment banking division in Asia, splitting the role between bankers with southeast Asia and China expertise. This follows the appointment of global IB co-heads earlier this year.

    • 02 Jul 2015

RMB

Comment

  • Asian covered bonds face a reality check

    After years of inactivity, Asia will finally get the first legislative covered bonds from South Korea’s Kookmin Bank and Singapore’s DBS. But even though governments are keen on the product, the asset class is unlikely to truly blossom in the region.

    • 30 Jun 2015
  • Hong Kong doesn’t need weighted voting rights

    At long last, the operator of Hong Kong's stock exchange has published conclusions to its concept paper on weighted voting rights (WVRs). Almost as soon as it did, Hong Kong's other regulator expressed its opposition to the idea. But WVRs were always a worrying development. More urgent reforms are needed for the exchange to compare favourably with New York or London, writes Philippe Espinasse.

    • 26 Jun 2015
  • HKEx on the losing end in dual-class debate

    The issue of weighted voting rights (WVRs) is firmly back on the agenda for Hong Kong, with the stock exchange flagging their possible implementation next year. But with thin demand for the structure and the low likelihood of another Alibaba-sized listing, these efforts may come to naught.

    • 23 Jun 2015
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More from Asia

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 01 Jul 2015
1 Goldman Sachs 16,954.39 43 9.27%
2 UBS 13,626.65 65 7.45%
3 CITIC Securities 12,207.60 42 6.68%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,938.22 48 4.89%
5 Credit Suisse 7,656.76 46 4.19%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 30 Jun 2015
1 Citi 16,454.16 78 9.93%
2 JPMorgan 16,000.79 65 9.65%
3 HSBC 15,928.41 84 9.61%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,029.66 68 6.05%
5 Deutsche Bank 9,399.60 56 5.67%

Asian polls & awards

  • Four banks dominate Asia’s largest Cash Management Poll – Press Release

    Voters in Asiamoney's Cash Management Poll - the biggest of its kind in the region - split their admiration between four banks with US, European and Asian names taking the top spots.

  • EFG, UBS retain right formula for private banking success

    EFG and UBS have once again topped Asiamoney's Private Banking Poll. As in previous years, their route to success has been consistency combined with innovation. Ellen Sheng reports.

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards

    Asia's very best financial institutions and capital markets houses are frequently longstanding leaders in their respective domestic markets. But many are facing increased competition. Here we present our picks for the best that Asia has to offer, from Australia to Vietnam, for their performance in the period April 1 2014 to March 31 2015.

  • Asiamoney Domestic Bank Awards: results announced

    Asiamoney announces its selections for the best domestic banks and best domestic equity and debt houses across Asia for 2015. Our thanks to all those firms who took the time to submit their credentials, and our congratulations to the winners.

  • Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2015 - Press Release

    UBS and EFG Bank again provide the best advice to Asia-Pacific’s growing number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs), according to Asiamoney’s latest Private Banking Poll.