Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) won a landslide victory in May 2014 that brought with it hopes of India’s economic revival. But the new prime minister will have to tackle the country’s corruption and bureaucracy if he wants his financial reforms to work. 

The Big Picture

  • Smashing success for BSE as investors pile into IPO

    Few Indian IPOs can boast of having $6.4bn in excess demand, but BSE is one of them. The Bombay stock exchange operator completed bookbuilding for its Rp12.4bn ($182m) float this week, an extraordinary end to a sale first mooted over a decade ago. The pressure is now on its larger rival to do just as well, writes John Loh.

    • 26 Jan 2017
  • Jain Irrigation waters green market with debut $200m

    India’s Jain Irrigation Systems sold its maiden international deal on Wednesday, taking $200m from Asia’s first green bond of the year. Finding comparables was a big challenge given the issuer’s focus on irrigation for agriculture, with the leads juggling feedback from investors to find the right price. Rashmi Kumar reports.

    • 26 Jan 2017
  • Structured financing success puts focus on Indian M&A rules

    A recent spate of high profile loans has shown that Indian banks have the ability to execute highly structured M&A funding. This has reignited gripes about rules that bar Indian lenders from funding acquisitions of domestic companies, hindering the growth of small borrowers with big ambitions. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 26 Jan 2017
  • India’s NTPC dives into euros for debut 10yr deal

    Indian power company NTPC made its debut in the euro market on Wednesday with a €500m deal, seeking out the currency to take advantage of favourable interest rates.

    • 26 Jan 2017

Comment

  • ECM bankers should not let up on India

    India’s IPO market shone last year with volumes reaching the highest level since 2011. And bankers are optimistic of a similar performance in the New Year too. But while there is a lot to be positive about, there is also plenty that can hold the ECM market back.

    • 05 Jan 2017
  • 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
  • Indian AT1s: not at any price

    The prospect of the first international bank capital trade from India is closer with State Bank of India on the road this week for a dollar-denominated additional tier one. While it has picked a good window, it needs to get the pricing right or risk derailing the rest of the market.

    • 13 Sep 2016

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 22 Feb 2017
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3,764.17 7 11.54%
2 CITIC Securities 2,885.95 10 8.84%
3 Haitong Securities Ltd 2,766.73 16 8.48%
4 Goldman Sachs 2,591.61 5 7.94%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 2,120.55 13 6.50%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 22 Feb 2017
1 HSBC 5,558.78 30 9.86%
2 Citi 5,005.39 21 8.88%
3 JPMorgan 4,564.51 23 8.09%
4 Morgan Stanley 4,198.24 15 7.44%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 3,028.46 14 5.37%

Asian polls & awards

  • Photos of the GlobalCapital Asia New Year Drinks and Awards Reception

    GlobalCapital Asia held a New Year drinks and awards reception at Le Bistro Winebeast in Hong Kong on February 15, 2017. Below is a selection of the best photos from the night. Our thanks to all who attended.

  • 2016 Best Country Deals: Results

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney are pleased to announce the results of our Best Country Deals, recognising the standout transactions in Asia. Our thanks to everybody who took time to pitch.

  • 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year: Results

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney are pleased to announce the results of our annual awards, recognising the best banks and transactions in China. Thanks to everyone who took time to pitch and our congratulations to the winners.

  • 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year: Results

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney are pleased to announce the results of our annual awards, recognising the best banks and transactions in Australia. Our thanks to everybody who took time to pitch.

  • Asiamoney Best Brands in Finance Poll

    Asiamoney is delighted to announce the launch of the Asiamoney Best Brands in Finance Poll. We want to hear what you, our readers, think makes a top brand among financial market participants in Asia-Pacific — and which companies have the very strongest brands in the markets you know best.