Asia has been slow to grasp green bonds but there are signs that issuers are beginning to consider this type of financing, especially for infrastructure projects. But the sector faces a struggle as environmental concerns remain low on the list of priorities. 

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  • Lehman ABS alumnus lands at PACE shop

    Sei-Hyong Park, who formerly worked in Lehman Brothers' securitization division, is now at Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) platform Renew Financial.

  • Green market doesn't need govvies

    Market participants are clamouring for sovereigns to join France and enter the green bond market. It would likely help the market, but would it help the environment?

  • Sovereigns deaf to clamour for green bonds

    Calls are growing louder for sovereigns to pull their weight and assume a leading role in the development of the green bond market. But, as was demonstrated at panels in Euromoney’s Global Borrowers & Bond Investors Forum this week, many of them are reluctant to take up the SRI baton, write Lewis McLellan and Sharon Kimathi.

  • Spruce closes energy efficiency and solar loan portfolio sale

    Spruce Finance, which finances residential energy efficiency projects and solar installations in the US, sold a $250m loan portfolio to an undisclosed North American bank on June 21.

Comment

  • Singapore's green bond opportunity

    Singapore’s green bond market officially opened last week, with CDL Properties pricing a S$100m ($71.3m) two year, raising hopes that more issuers from the country will follow suit. But Singapore needs to encourage them.

    • 10 Apr 2017
  • Chinese green bonds have yet to pass the test

    The future looks bright for China’s domestic bond market having started the year in full throttle with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (SPDB) and Industrial Bank raising a combined Rmb30bn ($4.6bn). But while the volumes may be impressive, making sure issuers honour the green label will be the real test.

    • 02 Feb 2016

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 38.46
2 China Merchants Bank Co 22.73
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 19.23
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 8.74
4 Bank of China (BOC) 8.74

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jun 2017
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,142.62 32 6.46%
2 CITIC Securities 7,084.43 35 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,862.83 22 5.30%
4 UBS 5,062.96 30 4.58%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 4,866.64 27 4.40%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jun 2017
1 HSBC 19,498.75 114 9.27%
2 Citi 16,632.93 100 7.91%
3 JPMorgan 12,891.37 69 6.13%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 10,679.29 69 5.08%
5 Morgan Stanley 9,451.45 45 4.49%

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.