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  • Ignorance on climate is still rife

    Everyone in debt capital markets has heard of green bonds, and most in the financial world accept that sustainability and greenness are Good Things. But for all the grand commitments and PR initiatives, understanding of the issues is still as hazy as a Beijing smog.

    • 10 Jan 2017
  • Populist wave threatens peace and the gains of globalisation

    Once upon a time the worst thing investors had to think about at new year was what surprises the Fed might spring. Now there’s a maverick US president who talks of picking fights with China, allies, you name it. The UK is leaving the EU, the far right might win power in France and trade is ailing. Oh, and then there’s the Fed. Jon Hay reports.

    • 01 Jan 2017
  • New climate risk push a game changer but investors call for mandatory rules

    The risk of a devastating collapse in oil and gas companies’ share prices, when investors suddenly start pricing in climate change, is one scenario financial regulators are trying to ward off with the launch of new guidelines this week, which are a milestone in the world’s response to global warming.

    • 15 Dec 2016

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  • Don’t put down America’s post-crisis watchdog

    The latest round of Republican calls in the US for president-elect Donald Trump to fire the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau (CFPB) head Richard Cordray and roll back the agency’s influence is a real threat to American consumers.

    • 12 Jan 2017

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  • CBI, IISD launch China Roadmap for green bonds

    Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have launched the China Roadmap 2016 report outlining the prospects for the country’s booming green bond market.

    • 27 Apr 2016

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From Our Global Coverage

  • Obvion hits post-crisis tight in Dutch RMBS

    Obvion priced its €2bn Storm 2017-1 RMBS at a record low spread for for five year Dutch RMBS paper since the financial crisis, and the lender has said it will continue to look to build on its range of RMBS transactions.

    • 05:00 PM
  • Euro CLO refi activity chugs on amid primary pause

    Carlyle released price guidance for the refinancing of its Carlyle Global Market Strategies Euro CLO 2014-2 on Monday, as the primary CLO pipeline takes a back seat to a wave of refinancing deals.

    • 04:15 PM


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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) 8,500 7 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 8,000 2 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5,000 4 10.59
4 HSBC 3,300 3 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 3,000 3 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Jan 2017
1 Haitong Securities Ltd 1,383.79 4 25.02%
2 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 675.24 3 12.21%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 572.35 3 10.35%
4 CITIC Securities 476.38 2 8.61%
5 BNP Paribas 316.68 1 5.73%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Jan 2017
1 Citi 1,872.68 2 18.70%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,493.92 2 14.92%
3 Nomura 998.19 1 9.97%
3 JPMorgan 998.19 1 9.97%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 905.93 2 9.05%

Asian polls & awards

  • China Private Banking Awards 2017

    China’s private banking industry is growing in leaps and bounds. High- and ultra-high-net-worth mainland customers are increasingly mobile, demanding best-in-class service from their financial providers. Banks are adapting to the changing world, rolling out innovative and sophisticated services to their high-end clientele. In recognition of China’s advances in the field, Asiamoney is proud to announce the winners of its awards for best mainland private banks for 2016.

  • Corporate Governance Poll 2016: Time to get serious

    Asia has taken its time in improving corporate governance standards, with experts agreeing on the need for broader action. But Taiwan and Hong Kong firms seem to be moving in the right direction, as shown in the results of this year's Asiamoney Corporate Governance poll. Paolo Danese reports.

  • Best Managed Company Awards 2016: Asia’s finest stand out

    Asiamoney is pleased to present its choices for Asia’s Best Managed Companies in 2016. In a year marked by political and economic upheaval, the region’s best firms and executives impressed on through a combination of factors including financial performance, innovation and strategic execution.

  • Brokers Poll 2016: The right call

    Analysts in Asia are used to dealing with dynamic and unpredictable markets but the events of this year provided a real test of mettle. Against a backdrop of global political upheaval and worsening economic outlook at home, the winners of Asiamoney’s 2016 Brokers Poll have proved they have what it takes to impress their clients.

  • Brokers Poll 2016: HSBC and CLSA take the crown as Asia’s best

    Asia’s brokerages have needed to stay nimble in the face of volatile markets and changing regulation that has tested their industry. HSBC and CLSA are well placed to meet the challenge after coming out top in the Asiamoney Brokers Poll. Peter McGill reports.