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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  • IFC prepares green bond

    The International Finance Corporation hit screens on Monday, announcing its intention to sell a $1bn green bond on Tuesday.

  • Varta’s €203m IPO closes four days early, multiple times covered

    Varta AG, the German maker of micro-batteries for hearing aids and wireless headphones, will close the books for its €203m IPO early, after receiving substantial demand from investors. It looks set to be priced at the top of the range.

  • Fiji ups the temperature at COP 23 with call to action

    Fiji has fewer than 1m people and its CO2 output per head is only 8% of US levels. A strange country, perhaps, to preside over the world’s most important process for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. But from another perspective, Fiji is supremely well qualified to tackle climate change — its task as president of COP 23, the global climate negotiations scheduled for November.

  • A new era of development banking

    The EIB is stepping up support for the private sector through higher risk co-investment.

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 Bank of China (BOC) 28.15
2 CITIC Securities 21.52
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.93
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.38
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.73

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 10,183.83 64 5.56%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,976.54 43 4.90%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 8,901.21 43 4.86%
4 UBS 8,890.80 66 4.85%
5 Citi 7,644.83 55 4.17%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 27,924.87 185 8.23%
2 Citi 25,014.91 153 7.37%
3 JPMorgan 20,970.12 120 6.18%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,836.24 92 5.26%
5 Deutsche Bank 14,203.43 78 4.19%

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