Latest RMB regulation and policy news

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • MSCI lauds China A-share reforms

    The chances of an off-cycle decision for A-shares to be included in MSCI’s Emerging Markets Index has increased after the index provider launched 20 new China equity indices on September 29 and praised Beijing’s recent reform efforts.

    • 30 Sep 2016
  • RMB round-up: ECB swap line, Swiss Re ups RQFII quota, CLS to provide RMB netting

    In this round-up, the European Central Bank renews its RMB swap line, Swiss Re increases its RMB qualified foreign institutional investors (RQFII) quota, and CLS facilitates netting for RMB foreign exchange transactions. Plus, a recap of our coverage this week.

    • 30 Sep 2016
  • Official institutions readying for SDR launch

    Institutions have spent months preparing for the launch of the new IMF special drawing rights (SDR) basket on October 1 since the decision to include the RMB was made last year. The mechanics include managing divergent onshore and offshore rates, Jukka Pihlman, global head of central banks and sovereign funds, Standard Chartered, and former IMF official, told GlobalRMB.

    • 30 Sep 2016
  • The lowdown: Renminbi and the SDR

    All eyes are on the renminbi this week with the currency set to officially enter the IMF’s special drawing rights (SDR) basket on Saturday. But what does that mean and why should you care? Here’s GlobalRMB’s quick guide to all you need to know.

    • 28 Sep 2016
  • Russia: still in the (RMB) game

    Days after China made the landmark decision to appoint a US renminbi clearing bank, it has made yet another clear political statement by appointing Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Moscow as Russia’s clearing bank, with a bond market link also in the making.

    • 27 Sep 2016
  • RMB gains Middle East foothold, says Swift

    Renminbi adoption has surged in the United Arab Emirates while lagging behind in the Eurozone, according to the latest data by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift). The Chinese authorities also seem ready to increase RMB connectivity with the Middle East through a number of new initiatives.

    • 27 Sep 2016

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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%