• RMB round-up: Clearstream launches China bond link, US banks vie for clearing role, CCB Tokyo enters China FX market

    In this round-up, The BRICS bank announces its lending target for the next year, two US banks compete for RMB clearing role in New York, and China Construction Bank Tokyo gets admitted to the onshore foreign exchange market. Plus, a recap of our coverage this week.

    • 21 Oct 2016
  • Asia on edge as Trump vs Clinton nears finish line

    US election jitters are weighing on Asia’s equity and debt capital markets, leaving bankers split over the best course of action for issuers before the November 8 vote. Some are advising clients to make full use of the next fortnight, while others are advocating hanging back and rolling with the punches in the aftermath of the result. John Loh reports.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • JP Morgan mulls offloading China JV stake

    JP Morgan is looking to sell its stake in its China joint venture with First Capital Securities, which began operations in 2011.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • Citi Asia revenue up on banking, wealth management boost

    Citi Asia earned $3.4bn in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, a 1% rise year-on-year. Asia was second only to North America in contributing to the bank's overall profits, with gains in wealth management, M&A and equity underwriting, and consumer business boosting performance.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • Moscow preps Bond Connect launch

    Plans abound to connect China’s bond market with offshore counterparts but they have had little success until recently. Now Russia’s National Settlement Depository (NSD) is close to launching a link in the first half of 2017, Eddie Astanin, chairman of the executive board, told GlobalRMB.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • CIMB eyes stockbroking JV with China Galaxy

    Malaysia’s CIMB Group and China Galaxy Securities Co said they are in talks to form a 50:50 joint venture for their stockbroking operations.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • A 21st century look to global capital markets

    Pakistan’s capital markets are back in business after a few lean years, with M&A deal volume and the Karachi Stock Exchange at record highs, and investors chasing yield in a country now promoted to MSCI ‘emerging market’ status. Rules passing through parliament are expected to underline the country’s reputation as a great place to do business

    • 18 Oct 2016
  • Q&A: The Working Group on US RMB Trading and Clearing

    The US took a step forward as a renminbi hub in September, when Bank of China New York branch was appointed as the local clearing bank. GlobalRMB met with a representative of the Working Group on US RMB Trading and Clearing to discuss new and future developments.

    • 18 Oct 2016
  • US leaves China off currency manipulator list

    The US Treasury Department has maintained the view that China is not a currency manipulator in its second report to the congress on the foreign exchange policies of its major trading partners.

    • 17 Oct 2016
  • Exchanges kick off roadshows for Shenzhen Connect

    Preparations for the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect are in full swing as the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges embark on international roadshows ahead of its expected November launch.

    • 14 Oct 2016
  • ECM giants lose ground as market changes

    With one quarter of 2016 left to go and global issuance 22% down, the equity capital markets bookrunner race is going into its final straight. Familiar faces are leading the pack, but incumbents in general are having a tough year.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • South Korea’s FSC relaxes regulations on LLRs

    The South Korean government is set to ease rules on loan loss reserves (LLR) in a boost to banks’ regulatory capital ratios. But the changes, announced on October 7 by the Financial Services Commission, could leave lenders less prepared for IFRS 9. Fitch Ratings has warned.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • Renminbi heading towards new price barriers

    There has been plenty of market attention this week on the movement of the onshore renminbi with China resuming normal service following the end of the Golden Week holidays. While the CNY did break through the psychological Rmb6.7 barrier against the US dollar, more volatility is expected thanks to a strengthening greenback.

    • 12 Oct 2016
  • Capital controls continue to impede China's FTZ progress

    It has been three years since China launched the landmark Shanghai Free Trade Zone with the area originally envisioned as the blueprint for further reforms throughout the country. While market participants are disappointed by the authorities’ continued grip on capital controls, they are happy with the overall direction of the FTZ scheme.

    • 11 Oct 2016
  • DBS, UBS fined amid 1MDB probe as Falcon Bank shut

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore has cracked down on DBS Bank, Falcon Private Bank and UBS for breaching its anti-money laundering (AML) requirements, following an investigation into fund flows related to scandal-hit Malaysian investment fund 1MDB.

    • 11 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
  • ECM giants lose ground as Asia opens up, Emea block market changes

    With one quarter left of 2016 to go and global issuance 22% down, the equity capital markets bookrunner race is going into its final straight. Familiar faces are leading the pack, but incumbents in general are having a tough year.

    • 10 Oct 2016
  • Asia DCM deal volumes set new record for 2016

    Global debt capital markets have seen a total of $5.23tr worth of bonds issued in the first nine months of the year, with the volume for Asia ex-Japan totalling $944bn — the highest for the period since 1995.

    • 06 Oct 2016
  • Morgan Stanley reigns supreme in Asia ECM

    For the nine months through September, Morgan Stanley topped the Asia ex-Japan ex-onshore China ECM bookrunning league table with $9.41bn in deals, according to Dealogic. It was also the only bank with double-digit market share.

    • 06 Oct 2016
  • Asia ECM starts strong in Q4 as momentum builds

    After a challenging first half, equity capital markets bankers in Asia can breathe a little easier knowing that momentum from the third quarter will carry on into a busy end to the year. But with macro headwinds such as the US elections looming over markets, issuers will have to remain on their toes, writes John Loh.

    • 06 Oct 2016
  • China ponders SDR substitution fund

    With the renminbi now officially part of the special drawing rights basket, China is set to push on with its goal of making the SDR a real-world investment and reserve asset. But the obstacles to that plan are daunting.

    • 04 Oct 2016
  • Tullett replaces EMEA chief, names TP ICAP execs

    Tullett Prebon is set to lose its European chief executive, who becomes the second senior departure in the past week from a planned Tullett-ICAP combined group as the two interdealer brokers look to merge by the end of this year.

    • 03 Oct 2016
  • Pakistan bourse to hive off 40% stake this year

    The Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) said the country’s stock exchange will complete a 40% sale this year, but declined to confirm if the Shanghai bourse was eyeing the stake.

    • 03 Oct 2016

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%