Latest RMB regulation and policy news

  • July 1 Bond Connect launch planned, end-June market makers announcement

    Market participants are preparing for a July 1 launch of the Bond Connect, with details slowly emerging on the scheme’s features. Meanwhile, banks are also expecting a June 25 announcement on which institutions will act as Bond Connect market makers, GlobalRMB has learned.

    • 24 May 2017
  • The lowdown: Bond Connect

    After two years of chatter and rumour, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) made the widely anticipated announcement on May 16 to confirm the launch of Bond Connect. Here's is GlobalRMB's guide to the new initiative.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Bond Connect set to launch in July, shut to CIBM Direct investors

    People’s Bank of China has given the green light to the Bond Connect scheme, which banks expect will launch in early July. However, investors using the CIBM Direct scheme will be shut out from the new link to China’s $9.4tr bond market, GlobalRMB has learned.

    • 17 May 2017
  • RMBi rightly taking a backseat to reform agenda

    China has not given up its renminbi internationalisation (RMBi) plans, but the constraints of an under-developed financial system will put the brakes on that process until further reforms are implemented, Yin-Wong Cheung, chair professor of international economics at City University of Hong Kong, told GlobalRMB.

    • 11 May 2017
  • Streamline China market access to bring inflows, says Asifma

    Chinese regulators should simplify market access to attract capital inflows, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Asifma) has said. In a report published on Wednesday, the industry body argued that the current arrangement is too complex, unfair to long-term foreign investors and discourages prospective investors.

    • 22 Mar 2017
  • This week in renminbi: March 20, 2017

    China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) relaxes restrictions on foreign banks, China sees first net capital inflow in almost three years, and Goldman Sachs estimates $54bn of southbound flows to Hong Kong via Stock Connect by the end of 2017.

    • 20 Mar 2017
  • RMB round-up: Stronger post-Fed renminbi fix, China to add seven FTZs, Won-RMB swap line threatened

    This week, the PBoC follows the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike by strengthening the dollar, Korea worries THAAD will imperil renminbi swap line, and China reveals plans to create seven new Free Trade Zones (FTZs).

    • 17 Mar 2017
  • This week in renminbi: March 6, 2017

    The National People's Congress changed its tone on FX reform, spot markets strengthen at the start of the week, and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) continues to push for MSCI's inclusion of A-shares in global indices.

    • 06 Mar 2017
  • Experts slam slow progress on Panda regulations

    Corporate treasurers and financial institutions feel that the Panda bond market has great potential as a funding venue, but regulators and industry bodies will need to push for reforms to make it viable.

    • 03 Mar 2017
  • Asset managers lobbying for better ETF Connect deal

    International asset managers are pushing for a more liberal version of the upcoming China-Hong Kong ETF Connect, with the focus on whether ETFs will be considered as stocks or funds by the regulators.

    • 02 Mar 2017

RMB regulation and policy news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 44.72
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 22.36
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 10.16
3 China Merchants Bank Co 10.16
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.16

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2017
1 CITIC Securities 6,837.51 32 7.14%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 6,746.42 29 7.04%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,682.95 21 5.93%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 4,703.49 25 4.91%
5 UBS 4,459.61 23 4.65%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 May 2017
1 HSBC 17,927.36 101 9.30%
2 Citi 15,452.58 89 8.01%
3 JPMorgan 12,180.99 61 6.32%
4 Morgan Stanley 9,251.45 43 4.80%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 8,766.36 56 4.55%

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.