Asia

  • India’s free float flexibility is fraught with danger

    The Indian government has given itself another year to meet free float requirements on listed state-owned firms, despite having had since 2014 to wind down its positions. The move illustrates a lax attitude in both the public and private sectors around liquidity and public shareholding levels — an issue that must be remedied.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • China’s emerging super-regulator: a bold, dangerous step

    China made a clear step towards creating a financial super-regulator last week, when it created a new oversight commission within the central bank. The mega-merger of China’s many competing regulators is a good idea – but it is also fraught with risks.

    • 19 Jul 2017
  • Don’t let FCA weaken London listing rules

    The Saudi Aramco flotation will be one of the big ethical battles of next year in financial markets. Skirmishes have already begun, with the UK regulator’s bid to ease listing rules to attract Aramco and its like. UK investors should take a stand.

    • 18 Jul 2017
  • Good work: Asian SRI making steps forward

    Socially conscious investing in Asia has so far concentrated on green bonds and little else. But SRI financing is not just limited to green bonds. By taking a broader approach, Asian borrowers — including sovereigns — can reap serious benefits.

    • 18 Jul 2017
  • RMBi critics are using the wrong metrics

    China’s renminbi internationalisation (RMBi) strategy has seen a clear shift from pushing for the currency’s usage abroad to bringing investors into the onshore market. It is time to take a more nuanced view of renminbi internationalisation.

    • 12 Jul 2017
  • G20 leaders’ historic chance to advance climate risk management

    What will happen to share prices and bond returns if the climate warms by 1.5°C, 2°C, 3°C? You don’t know, and neither does anyone else. But these scenarios are probable. It’s time we worked it out — and a decision before the G20 next weekend could make a huge difference.

    • 04 Jul 2017
  • Bond Connect: Be careful what you wish for

    China’s move to open up its domestic bond market to more foreign investment is being rightly applauded. But investors should be wary of the risks in a market that still has serious problems with governance and disclosure.

    • 04 Jul 2017

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Europe

  • Greece’s debt comeback shouldn’t mask relief needs

    Although there may be questions over whether Greece should have waited until after the summer before bringing its second comeback bond in three years, the issuer and the banks should be applauded for a job well done. But now the focus must turn to debt relief.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • OCC 'support' for fintech is great, but now what?

    Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika’s support of granting national bank charters to fintech companies is positive for the industry, but until the OCC actually provides clear and specific guidelines, the banking charter for fintech firms is a pipe dream.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Early mover advantage for peripheral covered bond issuers

    Covered bond issuers in Europe’s periphery should wake up to the fact that current spread levels are artificially tight and unsustainable. The first bank that recognises and takes advantage of this will have a distinct advantage over its competitors.

    • 25 Jul 2017
  • Leverage is in the eye of the beholder

    Everyone wants to dilute the leverage ratio, but in different ways. That undermines the use of it as a backstop to risk-based capital, and undermines regulatory consistency.

    • 25 Jul 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 29.22
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 12.99
3 Bank of China (BOC) 12.18
4 Everbright Securities 11.36
5 China Merchants Bank Co 10.55

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 7,927.68 44 5.78%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,717.05 36 5.63%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,626.42 31 5.56%
4 UBS 6,291.01 42 4.59%
5 Citi 6,005.79 39 4.38%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 22,613.44 143 8.94%
2 Citi 18,706.52 117 7.40%
3 JPMorgan 15,393.53 83 6.09%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 11,923.35 86 4.71%
5 Morgan Stanley 11,188.40 59 4.42%

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.