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  • RMB on the rise in South Africa, says Swift

    The renminbi rejoined the top five of most used payment currencies in the July rankings from Swift, with South Africa seeing considerable growth in renminbi payments in the past year, the organisation said on August 24.

    • 10:15 AM

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  • Royal loan default is a time for introspection

    Royal Industries Indonesia rattled the loans market last week when it failed to pay the first principal instalment on a $380m deal signed in June 2015. The incident has caused consternation among participating banks, with many being quick to blame the bookrunners on the trade. But this should be a wake-up call to lenders, who need to re-examine their internal approval procedures.

    • 23 Aug 2016
  • India’s insurance IPO push: best to be prudent

    The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) is looking to make IPOs mandatory for all insurance companies in India that fit the criteria. For some firms, this could be the kick they need to get their act together. But the regulator should be careful about forcing the hands of insurance firms that are not ready for a listing.

    • 16 Aug 2016
  • Renminbi 8/11: Less complacency, please

    It has been a brave new world for the renminbi since the People's Bank of China (PBoC) shook global markets with its surprise devaluation just over a year ago. But while there are signs that things have moved in the right direction, it seems a little early to trumpet the move as a policy success.

    • 15 Aug 2016

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Total Volume Rmb (m) No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Everbright Securities 4,000 1 18.43
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 2,500 1 11.52
2 CITIC Securities 2,500 1 11.52
4 China Securities 2,350 2 10.83
4 Essence Securities Co 2,350 2 10.83

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 13,717.06 47 8.37%
2 Morgan Stanley 9,218.91 40 5.62%
3 GF Securities Co Ltd 8,541.52 33 5.21%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,060.36 29 4.92%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 6,515.70 46 3.97%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 18,958.84 110 9.63%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,538.05 76 8.91%
3 Citi 17,079.41 83 8.67%
4 JPMorgan 13,118.77 72 6.66%
5 Morgan Stanley 8,306.64 43 4.22%

Asian polls & awards

  • EFG Bank wins in Asiamoney’s Private Banking Poll 2016

    It was a clean sweep for EFG Bank in Asiamoney’s Private Banking Poll, cementing a strong run that has seen in dominate in multiple categories over the past three years. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

  • HSBC gets six of the best in Asiamoney’s Cash Management Poll

    HSBC swept the Asiamoney Cash Management Poll in 2016, topping all six regional voting categories, across financial institutions and corporates. Deutsche Bank and Citi also had an impressive showing, as cash management bankers strive to turn the challenges arising from increased regulation and macro-economic volatility into an opportunity to provide more intuitive services and advice.

  • Cash Management Poll: Treasurers have their say

    This year our Cash Management Poll surveyed participants on some of the key topics impacting the industry. Around 3,000 responses were received from corporates and financial institutions with those polled giving their views on tax breaks, non-bank financial companies and the renminbi.

  • Asia’s best banks stand out

    The period under review has proved one of the most trying for the region’s financial institutions as global problems combine with financial stresses in domestic markets. Amid this turmoil, the best banks have once again proved their ability to outperform. We present Asia's Best Domestic Banks.

  • Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2016 – Full Results

    Asiamoney presents the detailed results for the Private Banking Poll 2016. The searchable tables include the results breakdown by assets under management $1-$5m, $5.01m-$25m and $25m and above. The results are also divided by country.