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  • April 17 2014



  • BoCom feels the effect of cautious investors

    Bank of Communications Financial Leasing has raised $500m with a new five year but was forced to offer a 10bp-15bp new issue premium to compete with the recent heavy Chinese bank supply and to tempt investors after the recent sell-offs.

    • 17 Apr 2014


  • Tech stocks not trending as Weibo prices $286m IPO at the bottom

    A turbulent market backdrop prompted by a valuation correction in the technology sector made life very difficult for Weibo Corporation as it was forced to cut the size of its IPO by 16% before pricing the $286m transaction at the bottom of guidance on April 16.

    • 17 Apr 2014


People News


  • ICBC raises Rmb2.5bn as Guosen debuts dim sum

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China priced a Rmb2.5bn ($405m) dual tranche bond on Tuesday night, with investors showing a strong preference for the two year tranche over the five year.

    • 16 Apr 2014


  • Now’s the time for Bangladesh to get the best bang for its buck

    Bond investors seem desperate to get their hands on anything other than Chinese property and frontier market sovereigns are stepping up to the plate. Recent and lauded sovereign bonds from Sri Lanka and Pakistan have provided much needed diversification and appetite for frontier credits continues to be rife. Bangladesh has been waiting in the wings and now is the perfect time for it to take the plunge.

    • 15 Apr 2014
  • Pakistan should put Islamic back in its curve

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, rated B- / CAA1, will consider it a great result if it can re-establish a five- and 10-year international bond curve this week – following a seven year hiatus – by pricing close to higher-rated Zambia. But for a country with Islamic in its name, with a growing Islamic banking industry and with Islamic finance globally gathering momentum, it would be an oversight if it does not also re-establish a sukuk curve, and soon.

    • 08 Apr 2014
  • India's Basel III leniency comes at a cost

    India's cash-strapped state-owned banks breathed a sigh of relief last month when the country's central bank pushed back its rollout of Basel III by a year. But the move fails to reward the better functioning private sector banks and takes India a step further away from a more efficient financial system.

    • 08 Apr 2014
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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 Goldman Sachs 4,372.99 22 7.64%
2 Credit Suisse 2,917.52 32 5.10%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 2,894.31 9 5.06%
4 UBS 2,692.62 33 4.70%
5 Guosen Securities Co Ltd 2,486.66 12 4.34%

Bookrunners of Asia (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
1 Citi 10,668.27 55 12.09%
2 HSBC 8,823.27 54 10.00%
3 JPMorgan 6,887.25 34 7.81%
4 Deutsche Bank 6,286.49 30 7.13%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 6,009.61 34 6.81%

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