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  • Philippine Bank Regulation: Protect and serve

    Philippine bank supervisors, like their counterparts elsewhere, face a complex and often thankless task. But unlike regulators in many other countries, they also face the risk of being taken to court and suspended from their jobs if banks decide to bite back. The problem is a longstanding one, but it is finally starting to be addressed, as Matthew Thomas reports.

    • 21 Aug 2015
  • Sustainable growth: DBS keeps ambitions on track

    DBS is just three years younger than Singapore, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The bank's steady rise has mirrored that of the city-state, but chief executive Piyush Gupta is hoping it is now positioned to seize the opportunities of a fast-growing region better than its competitors. Mark Baker reports.

    • 21 Aug 2015
  • Australian Power Privatisations: Back on the agenda

    Many years after the Australian states of Victoria and South Australia privatised their electricity assets, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia are finally discussing similar moves. But the processes are fraught with political sensitivity and corporate machinations. Ben Power reports.

    • 21 Aug 2015
  • Asiamoney Commodities Hedging Roundtable: The crucial balancing act

    Economic historians looking back at the last few years will be sure to pay close attention to the interest rate environment, the changing banking landscape, and the gradual rise of the offshore renminbi — but they will also be forced to encounter the evidence of wild swings in commodities prices. It may come as a surprise, in this context, that many companies in Asia are still choosing to leave their commodities exposure unhedged, despite the ever-improved ability of their bankers to help them navigate the choppy waters of the global commodities markets. Asiamoney sat down with one of the leading commodities banks in Asia, as well as with two prominent executives with experience of the commodity hedging markets, to size up just how deep those options are at the moment, as well as to ask what changes still need to be made to convince more companies that hedging is the right step.

    • 25 Jun 2015
  • ESMA, ASIC agree to first MoU under EMIR

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), which grants Australian authorities access to derivative contracts data from EU trade repositories (TRs) outside of their jurisdiction.

    • 05 Dec 2014
  • Malaysian bourse launches new bond futures

    Bursa Malaysia Derivatives has launched enhanced five year bond futures, providing market participants with a tool to help manage risk in an environment governed by central bank interest rate policies.

    • 03 Dec 2014
  • Foreign banks consider branching into Thai banking

    Nine months after Japan’s Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ acquired a 72% stake in Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya, analysts predict a further shakeout amongst the country’s 16 commercial banks. How much further does consolidation of Thailand’s banking sector have to go? Ben Davies reports.

    • 26 Sep 2014
  • Murray’s inquiry could leave Australia bank profits flagging

    Former Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief executive David Murray has become the industry’s head inquisitor, spearheading a review into financial reform. His views could force the country’s ‘big four’ banks to hold a lot more capital. Ben Power reports.

    • 22 Sep 2014
  • Indian bank hybrid bond sales to retail investors could struggle

    Analysts expect a shift in Reserve Bank of India rules over additional Tier 1 capital to lead state banks to target deals at retail investors. But the volume of deal flow could overwhelm this budding buyside sector.

    • 11 Sep 2014
  • Taiwanese bond issuance to keep rising until year end: S&P

    Standard & Poor’s (S&P) predicts Taiwan bond issuance to keep rising until the end of the year, driven by financial debentures and international bonds.

    • 08 Sep 2014

Sector analysis archive

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
  • 19 Oct 2016
1 CITIC Securities 14,399.87 54 6.41%
2 Morgan Stanley 11,680.45 48 5.20%
3 GF Securities Co Ltd 11,254.82 44 5.01%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,929.93 36 3.97%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 8,568.28 45 3.81%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Oct 2016
1 HSBC 24,211.67 144 4.82%
2 Citi 23,007.32 123 4.58%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,229.47 98 4.03%
4 JPMorgan 18,255.12 103 3.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,241.68 45 2.24%