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The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Secondary loan market: No more playing second fiddle

    Slower primary issuance in Asia’s syndicated loan market has spurred retail lenders to look for opportunities in secondary — a challenge considering the market is severely underdeveloped. But this is all the more reason for bankers to cultivate a deeper and more expansive market for secondary trading as the move would provide plenty of benefits.

    • 16 May 2017
  • India InvITs should spread their wings and fly

    IRB InvIT Fund brought India’s first infrastructure investment trust to market last week, making history with its Rp46.5bn ($727.4m) IPO. Books closed with demand for nearly 9x the shares available, in a huge boon for the asset class. But while the trade sets a high bar, future issuers need not follow its template.

    • 09 May 2017
  • Sorry Korea, Netmarble stands alone in its success

    Netmarble Games produced South Korea’s largest IPO in seven years last week, in a deal many are hailing as a shining light for Asian ECM. But the optimists should be realistic about Korea. The success of the game maker’s W2.7tr ($2.4bn) IPO is an isolated case and unlikely to lead to a revival in domestic listings.

    • 25 Apr 2017

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  • No fighting the rumours

    Bankers are a gossipy bunch. Whether it is a stock tip or a juicy titbit about a rival banker, we love to wallow in all the information.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Banking and good karma

    It is not uncommon to see bank bosses show their nasty side if their subordinates suddenly decide to leave.

    • 11 May 2017
  • Banking in fifty shades of grey

    I remember the days when deal pitch books were hard work but simple. We spent our time slaving away on the preparation, focusing purely on the substance of our message. But technology has ruined bankers now, making them far too reliant on the appearance of their perfectly crafted presentation slides.

    • 27 Apr 2017

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Clawback

Former ECM banker Philippe Espinasse dissects Asia's equity capital markets.

  • Belt & Braces for Belt & Road issuers

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse turns his focus to the listing of infrastructure project companies in Hong Kong, saying that IPOs of Belt and Road issuers could be a big challenge.

    • 05 May 2017
  • Churning the sea of milk

    To many, the 85% collapse in the share price of China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co on March 24 came as a complete surprise. With now all of the company’s non-executive directors having tendered their resignations (in the process also effectively wiping out Huishan’s audit committee), the company’s key treasury executive still missing, and the controlling shareholder seemingly heading for the exit amid talk of margin calls, the milk producer’s short stint as a public company increasingly looks like a horror story, writes Clawback.

    • 05 Apr 2017

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Southpaw

  • UBS wins cost battle but fights FIG turf war

    The Swiss bank has proved to be world class in generating returns and cutting costs. Now it faces a direct assault from rivals on its core business, writes David Rothnie.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Goldman’s shake-up brings forward the next generation

    The raft of promotions in the upper echelons of the Goldman Sachs investment banking department has been called "the most dramatic overhaul in a decade". In a way this is true – Goldman has lost some of its most senior bankers over the last 12 months and last week's reshuffle was an emphatic move to promote the next generation of bankers, writes David Rothnie.

    • 11 May 2017

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 43.01
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.44
2 China Merchants Bank Co 13.44
2 Bank of China (BOC) 13.44
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 13.44

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Apr 2017
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,979.41 23 8.62%
2 CITIC Securities 5,733.11 24 8.26%
3 Goldman Sachs 4,331.34 14 6.24%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 3,641.05 21 5.25%
5 UBS 3,599.31 16 5.19%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 17 May 2017
1 HSBC 17,293.86 96 9.52%
2 Citi 14,612.76 80 8.04%
3 JPMorgan 11,171.76 58 6.15%
4 Morgan Stanley 9,139.33 41 5.03%
5 Deutsche Bank 8,371.43 42 4.61%

Asian polls & awards

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.

  • Made in China: The best banks and deals of 2016

    You know who won, now find out why. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results of our 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement both on and offshore.

  • Asia’s standout deals

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Best Country Deals. Discover why these bond, equity and loan transactions delivered outstanding outcomes for issuers and investors.

  • Aussie award winners: The best banks and deals of 2016

    The names have been announced, now find out why they stood out from the crowd. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement in equities, bonds, loans and investment banking.