The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Compliance: Not the friend you want but one you need

    One month from the US regulator fining the New York unit of Mega International Commercial Bank, Taiwanese lenders are feeling the pressure and facing an unprecedented level of scrutiny on their existing loan books. But the extra paperwork should be viewed as a minor inconvenience with long-term benefits.

    • 25 Oct 2016
  • New York's unlikely renminbi gambit

    Home to the world’s largest capital market, the US has what it takes to redraw the global heat map of renminbi internationalisation (RMBi) now that it has been awarded a clearing bank and the world’s second largest RMB investment quota. Yet this potential could be squandered by the upcoming presidential elections unless market forces prevail.

    • 21 Oct 2016
  • Doosan Bobcat IPO: look before you leap

    Doosan Bobcat and its IPO advisers were left red-faced after the company was forced to pull its W2.4tr ($2.2bn) float in South Korea last week. The deal is making a quick comeback and the leads have done what they can to turn the situation around. But the incident serves as an object lesson in how not to do an IPO.

    • 18 Oct 2016

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  • Banking: not as easy as ABC

    It doesn’t surprise me anymore the extent to which standards at banks have fallen. I still remember an incident from earlier this year when I was invited to a Swiss private bank for tea, only to be served cheap supermarket grade tea in shabby looking cups.

    • 27 Oct 2016
  • Saudi Arabia ain’t got nothing on me

    I’ve always considered myself a gent of superior taste and class. While I’m not averse to hanging out with the hoi polloi, I think it is no exaggeration to say that I’m considered one of Hong Kong’s respected elder statesmen.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • Let the chips fall where they may

    September has been my favourite month this year, as I managed to enjoy some peace and quiet at Captain’s Bar, thanks to all the young’uns working like mad to push out deals. And when I say young, I mean some are really, unbelievably, young — at least judging by their looks.

    • 12 Oct 2016

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

  • The juggernaut

    The speed at which Chinese financial firms have made a significant dent in the investment banking profits of bulge bracket banks has even surprised Clawback.

    • 04 Oct 2016
  • Cornerstone summer party

    Clawback turns his focus to cornerstones. Once a useful tool for creating demand, the process has morphed into a kind of insurance policy for IPOs, writes Philippe Espinasse.

    • 06 Sep 2016

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  • Crédit Agricole’s ambitions stir in corporate finance

    Crédit Agricole CIB has been overhauling its investment bank and strengthening its previously debt-focussed offering into a corporate finance proposition. It’s bringing in results, writes David Rothnie.

    • 27 Oct 2016
  • Jung injects verve into BNPP’s expansion plan

    BNP Paribas has promoted one of its rising stars, underlining a new determination at the bank to translate its supremacy in the corporate banking sector into success across all of its investment banking products, writes David Rothnie.

    • 20 Oct 2016

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Rank Arranger Total Volume Rmb (m) No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 7,500 5 21.01
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 4,000 2 11.20
2 Everbright Securities 4,000 1 11.20
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 3,500 2 9.80
5 HSBC 3,000 2 8.40

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Oct 2016
1 CITIC Securities 15,417.46 59 6.69%
2 Morgan Stanley 11,809.74 49 5.12%
3 GF Securities Co Ltd 11,402.65 45 4.95%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,930.26 36 3.87%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 8,697.57 46 3.77%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Oct 2016
1 HSBC 25,655.98 155 9.54%
2 Citi 24,170.03 132 8.99%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,409.23 104 7.97%
4 JPMorgan 18,713.00 109 6.96%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,065.00 52 4.49%