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Bonds

  • BoC prepares ground for dual tranche dollar-euro AT1

    Bank of China is preparing to issue its first Basel III bond and has been sounding out investors for what would be the first additional tier one (AT1) from one of the big four Chinese banks. The borrower is considering issuing a dual currency euro-dollar trade that would be structured as preferred shares.

    • 10:30 AM

Equities

Loans

People & Markets News

  • StanChart's Pee joins OCBC as head of G7 and EM bond syndicate

    Beng Kiong Pee has joined Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation as the new head of its G7 and emerging markets syndicate desk. Pee, who's more familiarly known as BK, was previously head of southeast Asia bond syndicate at Standard Chartered.

    • 10:45 AM

RMB

  • Paris to offer regional connection: Banque de France talks to GlobalRMB

    Paris is growing in stature as an RMB centre in Europe, with the French central bank signing a memorandum of understanding with the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) at the end of June. GlobalRMB spoke to Denis Beau, general director of markets operations at Banque de France, about how the planned RMB payment system in France could be a game changer for the RMB in Europe and beyond.

    • 21 Jul 2014

Comment

  • Don’t laugh at de-dollarisation talk

    Recent comments about the de-dollarisation of financial markets and the wider adoption of the renminbi by countries like Russia have been met with incredulity in some quarters. But while the dollar will retain its reserve currency status for many years to come, the fact such talk exists shows how far the RMB has come in a very short time.

    • 15 Jul 2014
  • Use with caution: SBLCs a help, not a cure, for CB jeebies

    Bankers have begun using standby letters of credit (SBLCs) to price convertible bonds coming from sectors that might otherwise make investors a bit jittery. The tactic works when used responsibly, but bankers need to avoid it for companies that have no business being in the capital markets.

    • 15 Jul 2014
  • Sukuk debutants should hit the gas to avoid September congestion

    It is a fine testament to the growing stature of the Islamic finance market that various novel borrowers are pressing ahead with plans to issue international sukuk for the first time — the likes of Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Dogus Group among them. But with so many debut deals revving up to join an autumnal convoy, those that can beat the traffic are advised to do so.

    • 08 Jul 2014
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Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 16 Jul 2014
1 Goldman Sachs 9,794.01 53 8.10%
2 UBS 7,556.98 71 6.25%
3 Citi 6,160.88 36 5.09%
4 Morgan Stanley 5,678.90 50 4.70%
5 Credit Suisse 5,212.40 58 4.31%

Bookrunners of Asia (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Jul 2014
1 Citi 19,523.27 97 11.18%
2 HSBC 17,239.02 106 9.87%
3 JPMorgan 15,939.54 79 9.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,358.21 70 7.07%
5 Deutsche Bank 12,047.43 60 6.90%

Asian polls & awards

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards 2014: Indonesia

    Each year we choose the leading bank, equity brokerage and debt house in each major country in Asia. In Indonesia, Bank Rakyat Indonesia stands out for its stability and microfinancing, while Mandiri Sekuritas leads for equity and bond services.

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards 2014: Japan

    Each year we choose the best bank, equity brokerage and debt house in every major Asian country. In Japan Seven Bank's vibrant ATM business stands out, Nomura remains uncontested for equity coverage and Mizuho's debt business stays strong.

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards 2014: Hong Kong

    Every year Asiamoney reveals which bank, equity brokerage and debt house stands as the most impressive in each major Asian market. In Hong Kong, HSBC rises above all rivals for banking, equities and bonds.

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards 2014: India

    Every year Asiamoney awards the leading local bank, equity house and debt brokerage in each leading regional country. In India Axis Bank's momentum takes it past flagging market leader HDFC and its bond operations also stand out, while Kotak Mahindra impresses in equities.

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards 2014:China

    Every year Asiamoney awards the leading local bank, equity house and debt brokerage in each leading regional country. In China ICBC lifts its head above an umimpressive array of rivals, CICC regains its stride in equities, and Citic Securities leads China's bond potential.

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