Latest RMB regulation and policy news

  • Panda-monium: volatile issuance divides opinion

    Panda bonds are finally coming back to life after a dire first half. But although all the conditions are in place for an issuance boom, there is reason to doubt quite how high volumes will go.

    • 20 Jul 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
  • It’s here! Bond Connect opens up China debt

    Chinese regulators opened the door to foreign bond investors this week, launching a Bond Connect scheme that offers unfettered access to onshore renminbi bonds. The scheme promises to be a game-changer for global investors — as long as China does not rest on its laurels. Paolo Danese and Morgan Davis report.

    • 06 Jul 2017
  • China opens ratings market after Bond Connect launch

    Foreign credit rating agencies are finally welcome to operate in China without a local partner, the People's Bank of China confirmed this week. But although the change is likely to improve the transparency of the country's corporate bond market, experts have warned that it could pose risks to the wider economy.

    • 05 Jul 2017
  • China unveils settlement cycle choices ahead of Bond Connect

    Foreign institutional investors can settle their trades on a T+2 basis in China’s interbank bond market (CIBM), according to a June 29 announcement. The move will boost international investors’ confidence in accessing the Mainland fixed income market, according to participants.

    • 30 Jun 2017
  • Bond Connect quota debated as first trading platforms announced

    Details around the Bond Connect are still trickling in just a week from the expected July 3 launch, with some analysts raising the spectre of a last minute U-turn by PBoC on its decision not to have aggregate quotas over the scheme.

    • 27 Jun 2017
  • PBoC eases FX restriction for Bond Connect investors

    Foreign investors using the Bond Connect will not be required to exchange their renminbi back to foreign currencies even after selling their bonds, if they intend to re-invest that money in onshore Chinese bonds, according to new interim rules for Bond Connect published by PBoC on June 21.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • MSCI A-share inclusion presents China with to-do list

    China may have got its second big win on the global stage, after the inclusion of the RMB in the SDR, on Wednesday when MSCI decided to add A-shares to its emerging markets index, but that does not mean the authorities can now rest on the laurels. The small weighting given to A-shares by MSCI is just one indication of how much China still has to do to upgrade its capital markets.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Markets not holding breath over A-shares inclusion

    The fate of Chinese A-shares in the MSCI emerging market index will be known on June 21 at about 4.30am Hong Kong time. While the likelihood of inclusion has gone up after MSCI’s latest consultation paper from March, experts are not expecting sizable capital inflows into Chinese equities to follow.

    • 20 Jun 2017

RMB regulation and policy news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 29.22
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 12.99
3 Bank of China (BOC) 12.18
4 Everbright Securities 11.36
5 China Merchants Bank Co 10.55

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2017
1 CITIC Securities 7,927.68 44 5.78%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,717.05 36 5.63%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,626.42 31 5.56%
4 UBS 6,291.01 42 4.59%
5 Citi 6,005.79 39 4.38%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 26 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 22,613.44 143 8.94%
2 Citi 18,706.52 117 7.40%
3 JPMorgan 15,393.53 83 6.09%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 11,923.35 86 4.71%
5 Morgan Stanley 11,188.40 59 4.42%

Asian polls & awards

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.

  • Made in China: The best banks and deals of 2016

    You know who won, now find out why. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results of our 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement both on and offshore.

  • Asia’s standout deals

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Best Country Deals. Discover why these bond, equity and loan transactions delivered outstanding outcomes for issuers and investors.

  • Aussie award winners: The best banks and deals of 2016

    The names have been announced, now find out why they stood out from the crowd. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement in equities, bonds, loans and investment banking.