• Country Garden sets the stage for China’s first sukuk

    Real estate developer Country Garden Holdings is readying itself to become the first Chinese issuer to sell a sukuk, announcing on October 5 its intention to print an Islamic bond based on the shariah principle of Murabahah.

    • 06 Oct 2015


  • Euronext and LSE invest in RMB plans

    China held a series of high level government meetings with the UK and France in September. One of the most publicised pieces of news was the London’s plan for a Stock Connect but perhaps just as important are a number of moves by Euronext to facilitate Chinese investment on its platforms and develop new RMB products.

    • 06:15 AM


  • Quanta Computer logs in for $400m fundraising

    Taiwanese company Quanta Computer is firming up the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner group for a loan of $400m, four months after winding up a much larger borrowing via subsidiary Quanta International.

    • 06 Oct 2015

People & Markets

  • End of the line for WVRs in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has backed down from an earlier proposal to allow weighted voting rights (WVRs) for companies seeking a listing on the bourse, bowing to pressure from the city’s securities regulator.

    • 05 Oct 2015


  • Zambia named as 20th RMB clearing hub

    People’s Bank of China (PBoC) named Bank of China Zambia branch (BoC Zambia) as the latest RMB clearing bank, the central bank said in a statement on 30 September.

    • 06:15 AM


  • What price Korean bonds?

    South Korean bond issuers have garnered a reputation for squeezing investors for every penny possible with aggressively-priced transactions. Investors may be critical of their tactics but the market needs to recognise the savviness of this strategy.

    • 06 Oct 2015
  • HK IPO sponsors could escape the prospectus noose

    A paper published by the University of Hong Kong argues that the city’s IPO sponsors may not in fact be subject to civil and criminal liabilities on prospectuses. This is a departure from the position taken by the Securities and Futures Commission last year, writes Philippe Espinasse.

    • 29 Sep 2015
  • ECM issuers should put sullen summer behind them

    The stock market has endured its worst summer in years, with the turmoil in China wiping out trillions in market value and causing ripples around the world. But a crucial window will open up for share sales in Asia once China concludes its Golden Week holidays in early October. Issuers should grab the opportunity to light a fire under equity capital markets.

    • 22 Sep 2015
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Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 UBS 20,331.47 86 8.59%
2 Goldman Sachs 19,064.63 55 8.05%
3 CITIC Securities 15,080.89 54 6.37%
4 Morgan Stanley 11,775.52 62 4.97%
5 Macquarie Group 8,583.25 44 3.62%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 20,810.29 120 9.77%
2 JPMorgan 20,542.68 90 9.64%
3 Citi 19,247.88 103 9.03%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,259.51 88 6.22%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,747.49 72 5.51%

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