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The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Panda bonds boom — but where are the long-term investors?

    The Panda bond market is having its best run of the year in terms of issuance volume and number of deals sealed. But a closer look at the market shows a distinct lack of long-term investors — a real risk at the heart of the Chinese financial system.

    • 27 Jul 2017
  • 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

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  • Time for a dog gone weekend

    Weekends are when we all get a chance to let loose. Dinner parties, bleary-eyed catch-ups, long Sunday lunches with fellow old hands. But the younger generation appear to be taking a rather more sedate approach to their time off work.

    • 27 Jul 2017
  • Halcyon days: diary of an angry liver

    The week started as they all do, with promises to exercise, to live healthily, to consume at least one vegetable that isn’t deep-fried. But although I awoke Monday with the will of Apollo, I soon found myself overwhelmed by Bacchus.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • When work becomes play

    As the mythical summer lull approaches the Asian market, bankers are naturally planning their getaways. But for a lucky few, workdays can often look like holidays in all but name.

    • 13 Jul 2017

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Clawback

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

  • The Merlion roars again

    Something quite extraordinary has just been happening in Singapore. For the first time in several years, investors in the city-state have been able to punt on a local, multi-billion-dollar IPO, writes Philippe Espinasse in the latest Clawback.

    • 19 Jul 2017
  • Year of the dragon

    Just as the country’s prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, met with Donald Trump on a US tour, Vietnam’s equity capital markets were repeatedly in the news over the last few weeks, with a flurry of IPOs and new listings, heralding that issuers there may finally be coming of age, writes columnist Philippe Espinasse.

    • 06 Jun 2017

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More from Asia

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
  • 26 Jul 2017
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
  • 26 Jul 2017
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.