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  • RMBi needs to match China reform progress, says Brookings Institution

    Renminbi globalisation has been successful so far, but now the low-hanging fruit has been picked, Chinese authorities will struggle to push through the next round of reforms, according to Eswar Prasad, professor at Cornell University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    • 12 Oct 2016
  • China regulatory fragmentation “dangerous", says IMF

    China’s reliance on a loose collection of market regulators has exacerbated market volatility, with the IMF welcoming plans for a total revamp of the financial markets institutional framework, according to Markus Rodlauer, former China mission chief and deputy director of the Asia and Pacific Department.

    • 11 Oct 2016
  • ADB chief dismisses 'over-banking' fears in Asia

    In an interview with GlobalMarkets Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Takehiko Nakao reveals the strategic thinking behind a surprisingly high degree of cooperation between the Japan and US-dominated ADB, based in Manila, and the China-dominated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), based in Beijing

    • 09 Oct 2016
  • No selling of souls in Sri Lanka: Karunanayake defends China policy

    Sri Lanka’s economy is slowly being wrestled back into shape, following the disastrous era of scattergun borrowing and spending that embodied the previous government. But, the country’s finance minister tells Global Markets, much remains to be done in order to clear a huge backlog of debt and toxic loans out of the financial system, and get the economy moving again

    • 08 Oct 2016
  • Obor $1.8tr debt pile raises bad debt fears in China

    Bankers in China have warned Emerging Markets that much of the debts taken on to fund China’s giant $1.8tr One Belt One Road programme could go bad, threatening another financial crisis

    • 07 Oct 2016
  • Asia-Middle East corridor struggles to connect

    There is plenty that links Asia with the Middle East across economics, culture and politics with countries in both regions keen to take advantage of the opportunities. But progress on capitalising on those connections has been slower than expected, writes Elliot Wilson.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • FX bankers bask in Asia’s growing influence

    There has never been a better time to be an FX banker in Asia as the region captures a bigger share of global activity driven by the rise of the renminbi and increased capital flows to and from the continent. Technology is also playing a bigger role but the best franchises from Asiamoney’s FX Poll 2016 combine that with top notch advisory, and geographical and product clout. Lorraine Cushnie reports.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • Family ties bind Philippine banks

    The conglomerate ownership of the largest banks in the Philippines is coming under greater scrutiny as the regulator and even the International Monetary Fund express concern. Increased foreign ownership is one way to reduce the risk, but that strategy presents its own challenges. Peter McGill reports.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • Asiamoney roundtable: Thailand tackles infrastructure investment

    Thailand has ambitious plans to plug its infrastructure gap but before these investments can take off, funding must take centre stage. Project bonds are one way to overcome this. Asiamoney speaks to a group of leading market participants about how the Kingdom’s domestic liquidity can be harnessed to fund infrastructure developments, and why project bonds make sense for both issuers and investors.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • HK Stars Index: ESG— Profit or Loss?

    How do investors figure out if ESG expenses are actually worth the money companies are spending? Vivian Chow and William Cox suggest some of the metrics investors should consider.

    • 28 Sep 2016

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Total Volume Rmb (m) No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 7,500 5 22.26
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 4,000 2 11.87
2 Everbright Securities 4,000 1 11.87
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 3,500 2 10.39
5 HSBC 3,000 2 8.90

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%