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Asia

Bonds

  • Hong Kong goes asset light for second sukuk

    The government of Hong Kong sent out a request for proposals (RFP) for a second international sukuk last week — but with a different structure from its inaugural sale.

    • 10:45 AM

Equities

  • Australia’s Guildford looks upwards for SGX listing

    Australia-listed Guildford Coal is looking into the possibility of listing on the Singapore Exchange, after a review of the company found that Asian shareholders represented over half of the company’s investor base.

    • 11:00 AM

Loans

  • India budget fails to unclog infrastructure funding - bankers

    Syndicated loans bankers have welcomed India’s 2015 budget, saying it set the stage for long term growth in the country. However, frustration remains that more was not done to tackle the problems dogging the country’s infrastructure sector.

    • 09:30 AM

People News

  • BNP Paribas makes two new hires in ECM

    BNP Paribas has promoted Sylvain Magne to head of equity-linked Asia Pacific and deputy head of ECM North Asia in the bank’s Hong Kong office, according to banking sources.

    • 09:00 AM

RMB

Comment

  • All quiet on the Eastern front

    There seems to be no end in sight for the Asian ECM bout of depression. Above all, it’s been a pretty miserable year so far for IPOs, in sharp contrast to new listings activity in other parts of the world. The reasons put forward by market observers to explain the dearth of offerings are several, but in the main remain unconvincing, writes Philippe Espinasse.

    • 06:15 AM
  • Singapore gets it Reit with end of stamp duty remission

    Singapore’s 2015 budget surprised many market participants this week when it was revealed that the 3% stamp duty remission enjoyed by the country’s real estate investment trusts will not be extended. While S-Reits will have to make do with higher costs, this is a smart move by the authorities. It will encourage the asset class to grow beyond the borders of the city state.

    • 26 Feb 2015
  • Singapore needs to sort out its covered bond confusion

    The Monetary of Singapore (MAS) has put out a new consultation paper on covered bonds that aims to clear up several outstanding snags that have held back banks from issuing. But while the MAS has correctly pinpointed most of the problems, what it really needs to tackle is the sticky issue of who has first claim on the asset pool.

    • 17 Feb 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
  • 25 Feb 2015
1 UBS 3,665.91 18 0.00%
2 Goldman Sachs 3,261.64 9 0.00%
3 Credit Suisse 2,068.56 8 0.00%
4 China Investment Securities Co Ltd 1,876.79 2 0.00%
5 CITIC Securities 1,644.35 9 0.00%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Feb 2015
1 HSBC 5,107.81 28 0.00%
2 Citi 4,771.47 19 0.00%
3 Deutsche Bank 3,876.26 21 0.00%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 3,080.77 15 0.00%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,825.26 11 0.00%

Asian polls & awards

  • Asiamoney Australia Awards 2014: the brightest and the best

    Asiamoney is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Australia Awards. After suggestions by bankers from global and domestic institutions, we weighed the most impressive deals and banks in the market last year. The decisions were not always easy, but we hope to have picked a series of winners that truly highlight the breadth of potential in Australia's capital market. It was a good year for the overall market; it was a great year for the winners below.

  • From Bangladesh to Vietnam: Asia's best deals

    Although the region witnessed the world's largest ever IPO in 2014, it was bond issues that dominated the roster of notable capital markets transactions in Asia ex-Japan. After considering a bumper selection of awards pitches from firms across the region, Asiamoney has picked its standout transactions across ECM, DCM and syndicated loans. Our thanks to all those firms that took the time to pitch.

  • Asiamoney Australia Awards 2014: Results Announced

    Asiamoney is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Australia Awards. After suggestions by bankers from global and domestic institutions, we weighed the most impressive deals and banks in the market last year. The results are listed below, and full write-ups of the winners will be published online and in print in late February.

  • Asiamoney Country Deals of the Year 2014: Results Announced

    Although the region witnessed the world's largest ever IPO in 2014, it was bond issues that dominated the roster of notable capital markets transactions in Asia ex-Japan. After considering a bumper selection of awards pitches from firms across the region, Asiamoney has picked its standout transactions across ECM, DCM and syndicated loans. Our thanks to all those firms that took the time to pitch. Full write-ups of each award will be published in the next Asiamoney supplement in late February.

  • Brokers Poll 2014: UBS rises to the top as China gets increasing focus

    Investors in Chinese stocks took a big hit in 2013, hurt by a volatile market that ended the year down around 7%. But things have recovered this year, and after some profitable tips from analysts at UBS, those investors decided the Swiss bank was the rightful winner of this year's Asiamoney Brokers Poll. Matthew Thomas reports.