• PBoC’s Zhou: No quick change to RMB trading band

    China will not amend the RMB trading band in the near term, Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of the People’s Bank of China, said on October 19. Zhou made the remarks shortly after the central bank defended its recent changes to the FX rate mechanism in a report.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • RMB markets shrug off Typhoon Hato

    The arrival of Typhoon Hato in Hong Kong on Wednesday suspended equity trading in the city, but the impact on the offshore RMB market was limited.

    • 23 Aug 2017
  • PBoC band widening proposal muddies the waters, say analysts

    The People's Bank of China signalled it was not done tinkering with its FX policy framework on July 12, when it made a proposal to expand the RMB daily trading band. Analysts agree the move is a step forward, but add that it contradicts the PBoC's recent push for increased control of the currency.

    • 14 Jul 2017
  • Pimco applauds Bond Connect, but cautious on renminbi

    Asset manager Pimco said the launch of Bond Connect addressed important concerns by foreign investors, but added that the outlook for the RMB remained somewhat bearish.

    • 10 Jul 2017
  • CNH surge continues as China squeezes offshore liquidity

    The offshore renminbi (CNH) reached its strongest point against the dollar since the start of the year on Thursday, despite China’s sovereign rating downgrade last week. Analysts say the sharp turn reflects Chinese regulators’ determination to keep the currency from falling ahead of renewed pressure from external factors.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • Banks slam PBoC fix adjustment

    There was little understanding among market watchers to news that the Chinese central bank is planning to introduce a counter-cyclical component to the calculation of the daily fix of the onshore RMB (CNY). Analysts say the move contradicts earlier statements from the PBoC about giving markets more say in the exchange rate.

    • 31 May 2017
  • New RMB fix formula signals further reforms, says HSBC

    A new formula to determine the daily renminbi fix could be a prelude to more exchange rate policy reform from China, said HSBC.

    • 26 May 2017
  • US still deciding RMB's short-term fate, say experts

    The RMB has remained stable in the currency markets so far this year, but the rest of 2017 may turn out to be more rocky depending on policy developments in the US, according to financial industry experts.

    • 12 May 2017
  • Manipulation stance dropped as Trump softens tone

    The friendly meeting between US president Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last week has ushered in warmer relations, with Trump stating on April 12 that the US Treasury will not label China a currency manipulator. Meanwhile, the two sides are working on a framework for greater market access to be delivered in just over three months.

    • 13 Apr 2017
  • Renminbi in focus for Trump-Xi meeting

    The first meeting between new US president Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping starting Thursday could prove fateful for the bilateral relationship and China's renminbi, with the outlook remaining cloudy on what the US president's next moves might be.

    • 05 Apr 2017
  • HKEX launches first currency options

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) launched USDCNH options on March 20, the first currency options to trade on the exchange. Together with HKEX’s USDCNH futures contract, the new product will give investors an alternative in managing renminbi exposure.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • Foreign institutional investors enter China FX hedging market

    A foreign institutional investor completed its first hedging transaction in the onshore FX derivatives market on March 13, following the liberalisation by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange introduced at end of February.

    • 14 Mar 2017
  • A case for the renminbi’s growing maturity

    Renminbi depreciation has been one of the market's most talked about issues with many predicting the trend to continue well into 2017. But ICBC Asia’s co-head of global markets Jimmy Jim told GlobalRMB that such fears are overblown and he believes the renminbi is maturing into a two-way fluctuating currency.

    • 09 Mar 2017
  • HKEX ends mixed year for RMB products

    The Hong Kong Exchange traversed a difficult financial year, marked on the one hand by sagging trading on the Stock Connect, and on the other a surge in RMB FX derivatives activity. For 2017, HKEX’s chief executive Charles Li said more RMB products are in store.

    • 01 Mar 2017
  • China gives blessing to onshore FX hedging

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) has followed up on a promise made at the end of last year, announcing on Monday that foreign institutional investors are now allowed to enter the onshore FX derivatives market.

    • 28 Feb 2017
  • Updated: China tweaks renminbi fixing mechanism

    China is understood to have tweaked its renminbi fixing mechanism by reducing the reference window of the baskets of currencies it tracks.

    • 21 Feb 2017
  • ICBC Asia launches 24-hour CNH price streaming

    ICBC (Asia) has begun offering 24-hour CNH prices for its clients, become the first Chinese bank to quote offshore renminbi all day.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • Direction of RMB remains hard to gauge

    After taking a beating in 2016, many are expecting the renminbi to fall further against the dollar this year. But few market watchers expect another sharp depreciation, with some believing the RMB may have already reached the bottom.

    • 06 Feb 2017
  • Trump could end up solving China’s FX woes

    Donald Trump could end up being China’s best friend following his comments this week that the dollar is too strong. If the US president elect decides to engineer a weaker dollar, it would help solve China’s most imminent issue — capital outflows.

    • 19 Jan 2017
  • Hong Kong to trade renminbi currency options

    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) plans to introduce options on the Chinese renminbi currency, as well as a US dollar/offshore renminbi contract, having gained approval from the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong.

    • 04 Jan 2017

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 %
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1 CITIC Securities 11,427.98 67 5.85%
2 Goldman Sachs 9,298.39 45 4.76%
3 UBS 9,294.44 70 4.76%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 9,276.15 41 4.75%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9,131.08 44 4.68%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 28,421.28 190 8.22%
2 Citi 25,455.77 157 7.36%
3 JPMorgan 21,282.04 124 6.15%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,072.67 94 5.23%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 14,573.61 109 4.21%

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