Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) won a landslide victory in May 2014 that brought with it hopes of India’s economic revival. But the new prime minister will have to tackle the country’s corruption and bureaucracy if he wants his financial reforms to work. 

The Big Picture

  • Indian issuers expected to spice up market in Q1

    Bharat PetroResources has become the first Indian issuer to set out plans for a dollar outing this year, with roadshows due to wrap up early next week. With the Chinese New Year holidays expected to keep many mainland issuers at bay, DCM bankers said Indian firms will make up some of the shortfall. Morgan Davis and Addison Gong report.

    • 05 Jan 2017
  • Novelis $1.8bn Asia refi of TLB hits market

    Invitations are out for a $1.8bn Asian loan that will refinance a US term loan B for Novelis. The launch comes about a month after the firm mandated 10 lenders to arrange the borrowing.

    • 05 Jan 2017
  • ECM bankers should not let up on India

    India’s IPO market shone last year with volumes reaching the highest level since 2011. And bankers are optimistic of a similar performance in the New Year too. But while there is a lot to be positive about, there is also plenty that can hold the ECM market back.

    • 05 Jan 2017
  • Reliance Infrastructure unveils $442m InvIT listing

    Indian conglomerate Reliance Group is the latest to file for an infrastructure investment trust listing, announcing plans to raise Rp30bn ($442m).

    • 19 Dec 2016

Comment

  • ECM bankers should not let up on India

    India’s IPO market shone last year with volumes reaching the highest level since 2011. And bankers are optimistic of a similar performance in the New Year too. But while there is a lot to be positive about, there is also plenty that can hold the ECM market back.

    • 05 Jan 2017
  • No GIFTS yet from India's finance hub

    India has made great strides with the setting up of its first international financial services centre. The move is laudable, and most of the market feedback has been positive. But the authorities should not get complacent — a lot more needs to be done before the centre becomes the go-to destination for international capital market participants.

    • 27 Sep 2016
  • Indian AT1s: not at any price

    The prospect of the first international bank capital trade from India is closer with State Bank of India on the road this week for a dollar-denominated additional tier one. While it has picked a good window, it needs to get the pricing right or risk derailing the rest of the market.

    • 13 Sep 2016

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Total Volume Rmb (m) No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 8,500 7 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 8,000 2 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5,000 4 10.59
4 HSBC 3,300 3 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 3,000 3 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Jan 2017
1 Haitong Securities Ltd 1,383.79 4 25.02%
2 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 675.24 3 12.21%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 572.35 3 10.35%
4 CITIC Securities 476.38 2 8.61%
5 BNP Paribas 316.68 1 5.73%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Jan 2017
1 Citi 1,872.68 2 18.70%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,493.92 2 14.92%
3 Nomura 998.19 1 9.97%
3 JPMorgan 998.19 1 9.97%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 905.93 2 9.05%

Asian polls & awards

  • China Private Banking Awards 2017

    China’s private banking industry is growing in leaps and bounds. High- and ultra-high-net-worth mainland customers are increasingly mobile, demanding best-in-class service from their financial providers. Banks are adapting to the changing world, rolling out innovative and sophisticated services to their high-end clientele. In recognition of China’s advances in the field, Asiamoney is proud to announce the winners of its awards for best mainland private banks for 2016.

  • Corporate Governance Poll 2016: Time to get serious

    Asia has taken its time in improving corporate governance standards, with experts agreeing on the need for broader action. But Taiwan and Hong Kong firms seem to be moving in the right direction, as shown in the results of this year's Asiamoney Corporate Governance poll. Paolo Danese reports.

  • Best Managed Company Awards 2016: Asia’s finest stand out

    Asiamoney is pleased to present its choices for Asia’s Best Managed Companies in 2016. In a year marked by political and economic upheaval, the region’s best firms and executives impressed on through a combination of factors including financial performance, innovation and strategic execution.

  • Brokers Poll 2016: The right call

    Analysts in Asia are used to dealing with dynamic and unpredictable markets but the events of this year provided a real test of mettle. Against a backdrop of global political upheaval and worsening economic outlook at home, the winners of Asiamoney’s 2016 Brokers Poll have proved they have what it takes to impress their clients.

  • Brokers Poll 2016: HSBC and CLSA take the crown as Asia’s best

    Asia’s brokerages have needed to stay nimble in the face of volatile markets and changing regulation that has tested their industry. HSBC and CLSA are well placed to meet the challenge after coming out top in the Asiamoney Brokers Poll. Peter McGill reports.