Top Stories

  • Trio signs up for Dasin Retail $359m multi-currency financing

    Dasin Retail Trust, which sealed the year’s first mainboard listing on the Singapore exchange on earlier this month, has signed a loan that backed the IPO. The loan had four lead banks, which brought in three participants during syndication.

    • 20 Jan 2017
  • Stricter China rules seen pushing up pricing for offshore loans

    The margin compression that dominated the Asian syndicated loan market in 2016 was expected to spill into this year. But Chinese capital controls have proved to be a game changer, with Mainland companies compelled to turn to overseas funding, said market participants. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 19 Jan 2017
  • Natixis loses Asia debt syndicate chief

    The head of debt syndicate for Asia Pacific at Natixis is understood to have resigned from the bank.

    • 18 Jan 2017


  • All’s well that ends well for Asian loans

    Syndicated loans bankers in Asia had braced themselves for a rough 2016, hurt by clients’ preference for cheaper, local currency options. But as the year wraps up, adversity has pushed loans houses to innovate by finding opportunities outside their comfort zones and tapping into new sources of liquidity.

    • 22 Nov 2016

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Bookrunners of G3 Syndicated Loans (Asia Pacific ex-Japan)

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 Deutsche Bank 100.00 1 46.30%
2 Industrial & Commercial Bank of China - ICBC 29.00 1 13.43%
2 HSBC 29.00 1 13.43%
2 CTBC Bank Co Ltd 29.00 1 13.43%
2 Bank of China 29.00 1 13.43%

From Our Global Coverage

  • BAT-Reynolds blend to light up tobacco M&A

    British American Tobacco’s (BAT) acquisition of US rival Reynolds American will trigger other merger talks across the tobacco industry which could see financing deals rolling up to capital markets, loan bankers believe. Silas Brown reports.

    • 19 Jan 2017
  • Kenya and Sibanye put roar back in Africa

    The African loan market has hit 2017 on the front foot, with bankers heralding the support shown for Kenya and Sibanye deals as testament to gathering confidence in the region — but only for the right credits.

    • 19 Jan 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 Haitong Securities Ltd 1,602.34 9 13.94%
2 CITIC Securities 1,474.17 4 12.82%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 1,440.03 7 12.53%
4 Bank of China 1,188.86 5 10.34%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 689.79 3 6.00%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jan 2017
1 Citi 2,440.79 8 6.09%
2 HSBC 1,887.35 9 4.71%
3 JPMorgan 1,754.71 7 4.38%
4 Goldman Sachs 1,692.30 4 4.22%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,418.69 3 3.54%

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.