Bonds

  • Chinese city banks ready onslaught of offshore AT1s

    Asia’s bond markets are preparing for record China offshore issuance this year, driven by the ambitious funding plans of city commercial banks. Bankers expect at least $20bn of bank capital transactions to hit screens with pricing likely to be tight thanks to support from onshore investors.

    • 20 Apr 2017

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Equities

  • India of to strong start on huge divestment target

    India this week teed up the first divestment of the 2017/18 financial year and it hit a hole-in-one, after investors bundled into the book as soon as it opened. With the government rushing out requests for proposals for more sell-downs, the success of its debut is a sign of things to come, said equity market bankers in the country. Jonathan Breen reports.

    • 20 Apr 2017

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Loans

  • Banks calm despite series of China firm defaults

    Three Chinese companies have been hit by difficulties that resulted in them breaching covenants on international syndicated loans. Despite the cluster of problems, bankers says this does not point to more systemic failure in China Inc. John Loh and Shruti Chaturvedi report.

    • 20 Apr 2017

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People & Markets

  • Global investors sound off dual-class warning to SGX

    In a blow to the Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) dual-class aspirations, an investor group has voiced its opposition to the bourse’s plan to allow weighted voting rights, saying it could “threaten” the quality of the equity market.

    • 20 Apr 2017

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RMB

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Comment

  • Time for China to loosen its grip on issuers

    Chinese regulators are keeping a tight control on offshore bond flows this year, as issuers report a lengthy registration process and an inconsistent approach to approvals. With borrowers itching to go offshore before the market backdrop becomes unreceptive, China’s overbearing approach could very well backfire.

    • 18 Apr 2017
  • Singapore's green bond opportunity

    Singapore’s green bond market officially opened last week, with CDL Properties pricing a S$100m ($71.3m) two year, raising hopes that more issuers from the country will follow suit. But Singapore needs to encourage them.

    • 10 Apr 2017
  • Churning the sea of milk

    To many, the 85% collapse in the share price of China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co on March 24 came as a complete surprise. With now all of the company’s non-executive directors having tendered their resignations (in the process also effectively wiping out Huishan’s audit committee), the company’s key treasury executive still missing, and the controlling shareholder seemingly heading for the exit amid talk of margin calls, the milk producer’s short stint as a public company increasingly looks like a horror story, writes Clawback.

    • 05 Apr 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Apr 2017
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,979.41 23 8.62%
2 CITIC Securities 5,733.11 24 8.26%
3 Goldman Sachs 4,331.34 14 6.24%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 3,641.05 21 5.25%
5 UBS 3,599.31 16 5.19%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Apr 2017
1 HSBC 12,683.81 72 4.73%
2 Citi 9,683.70 55 3.61%
3 JPMorgan 9,547.26 48 3.56%
4 Morgan Stanley 7,224.90 33 2.69%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 6,398.04 37 2.38%

Asian polls & awards

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.

  • Made in China: The best banks and deals of 2016

    You know who won, now find out why. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results of our 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement both on and offshore.

  • Asia’s standout deals

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Best Country Deals. Discover why these bond, equity and loan transactions delivered outstanding outcomes for issuers and investors.

  • Aussie award winners: The best banks and deals of 2016

    The names have been announced, now find out why they stood out from the crowd. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement in equities, bonds, loans and investment banking.