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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  • Green buyers stir for EIB Kanga launch

    European Investment Bank launched a lengthy climate awareness bond in Kangaroo format on Monday, as appetite grows for green issuance in the Australian dollar bond market.

  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuits against Renovate America

    A federal judge dismissed a trio of lawsuits this week accusing Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) lender Renovate America and its government bond-issuing partners of violating the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA).

  • Social housing Reit brings IPO despite worries on state support

    In the UK’s lively market for real estate investment trust (Reit) and other fund listings, yet another deal was launched on Thursday. Triple Point Social Housing Reit hopes to raise up to £200m, joining the niche of social housing Reits, which has been growing fast — even though experts are worried government budget cuts could hit the sector’s finances.

  • Greencoat ups Irish wind IPO to €270m

    Greencoat Renewables, the newly created Irish wind farm operator managed by Greencoat Capital, has managed to increase the size of its IPO on the Dublin and London bourses by €20m, after it won demand from around 80 investors.

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 26.21
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 16.13
3 Everbright Securities 14.11
4 Bank of China (BOC) 13.10
4 China Merchants Bank Co 13.10

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Jul 2017
1 CITIC Securities 7,763.12 41 5.89%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,717.05 36 5.85%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,964.89 30 5.28%
4 UBS 6,293.33 42 4.77%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 5,257.70 29 3.99%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 21,906.29 134 8.88%
2 Citi 18,576.11 115 7.53%
3 JPMorgan 15,143.53 82 6.14%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 11,503.67 80 4.66%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,072.09 62 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.