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  • Hole in one for Honma as listing tees up $172.7m

    Honma Golf priced its Hong Kong IPO near the top of expectations on Thursday, raising HK$1.34bn ($172.7m) for the Japanese maker of premium golf clubs as long-only funds climbed onboard.

    • 01:30 PM

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People & Markets

  • Global banks shrink in Asia as lean times bite

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs are taking a knife to their Asian investment banking operations amid slower capital markets activity and as competition from Chinese lenders intensifies. This is just the latest in a series of culls in Asia as global banks struggle to find a suitable model. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 01:45 PM

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  • Panda bonds in demand: NBC, China Merchants sign up

    China’s Panda bond market is gaining traction with the National Bank of Canada (NBC) up a Rmb5bn ($750m) programme, becoming only the second issuer from the country to seek onshore renminbi.

    • 12:00 PM

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  • No GIFTS yet from India's finance hub

    India has made great strides with the setting up of its first international financial services centre. The move is laudable, and most of the market feedback has been positive. But the authorities should not get complacent — a lot more needs to be done before the centre becomes the go-to destination for international capital market participants.

    • 27 Sep 2016
  • Wake up and smell the fintech

    Hong Kong and China-based fintech lender WeLab could be a sign of things to come in the Asian syndicated loans market as the start-up seeks out its debut borrowing. Some banks will no doubt cast off the industry as a fad and give it a miss. But now is as good a time as any to take a fresh look at fintech.

    • 20 Sep 2016
  • Wrong approach on Japan derivs, but right result

    The US Commodity Trading Futures Commission's split over whether to accept Japan's uncleared margin rules as equivalent to the US was not an ideal outcome. But the decision, however contentious, is a pragmatic step which will motivate further convergence between regulatory regimes.

    • 13 Sep 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 Bank of China (BOC) 5,500 4 18.52
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 4,000 2 13.47
2 Everbright Securities 4,000 1 13.47
4 CITIC Securities 2,500 1 8.42
5 China Securities 2,350 2 7.91

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Sep 2016
1 CITIC Securities 14,362.27 53 7.03%
2 Morgan Stanley 11,481.52 46 5.62%
3 GF Securities Co Ltd 10,932.65 40 5.35%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,705.00 33 4.26%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 7,699.53 40 3.77%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Sep 2016
1 HSBC 22,011.93 134 4.64%
2 Citi 20,871.74 110 4.40%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,306.36 93 4.07%
4 JPMorgan 17,331.32 98 3.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,040.86 40 2.12%

Asian polls & awards

  • FX bankers bask in Asia’s growing influence

    There has never been a better time to be an FX banker in Asia as the region captures a bigger share of global activity driven by the rise of the renminbi and increased capital flows to and from the continent. Technology is also playing a bigger role but the best franchises from Asiamoney’s FX Poll 2016 combine that with top notch advisory, and geographical and product clout. Lorraine Cushnie reports.

  • Asiamoney FX 2016 poll - full results

    In the 26th annual FX Poll, Asiamoney invited senior management, senior treasury and financial executives from listed companies, SMEs, banks, fund management firms and other financial institutions to rate their top five FX providers in Asia-Pacific.

  • Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2016: the Winners

    GlobalCapital announces the results of its first full scale, standalone set of Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets 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.