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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  • Fannie Mae sells first green CMBS after rapid loan growth

    "Exponential" growth in energy efficient commercial mortgage lending has prompted a debut green CMBS deal from government sponsored enterprise Fannie Mae, as it looks to expand its green multifamily financing programme further into solar and other energy efficient assets.

  • Updated: NDB lays out 2017 RMB funding plans

    The Brics New Development Bank (NDB) is seeking further renminbi financing, preparing a return to the bond market for up to Rmb5bn ($746m) before the year-end, according to KV Kamath, president of NDB.

  • AIIB swipes IFC’s Hartwick

    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will add a new member to its rapidly growing treasury team, hiring a mainstay of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

  • Environmental risk management: a must for banks, says PBOC expert

    One of the most promising vehicles for moving the financial system on to a greener path – risk management – is gathering momentum.

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 30.19
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 12.38
3 Bank of China (BOC) 11.61
4 Everbright Securities 10.84
5 China Merchants Bank Co 10.06

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 8,182.39 47 5.54%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,986.29 34 5.41%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,824.36 37 5.30%
4 UBS 6,615.59 48 4.48%
5 Citi 6,126.08 41 4.15%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 23,832.57 153 8.87%
2 Citi 19,769.11 126 7.36%
3 JPMorgan 16,559.75 94 6.17%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 12,715.21 93 4.73%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,943.66 69 4.45%

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.