• BOC covers new ground with dual recourse green bond

    Bank of China is gearing up for another milestone as it starts marketing China’s first green covered bond. While the structure of the dual recourse notes is unlikely to appeal to traditional covered bond investors, the trade underpins Beijing’s commitment to lead innovation in socially responsible financing. Lorraine Cushnie reports.

    • 01:00 PM

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  • ZTO nets $1.4bn with largest US float of 2016

    Chinese logistics company ZTO Express priced its $1.4bn IPO on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, marking the largest float from a Mainland firm in the US since 2014. And its successful listing is expected to boost the number of Chinese firms heading to the United States, writes Jonathan Breen.

    • 01:00 PM

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  • No end in sight for Asia IG loan margin compression

    There has been a relentless downward pressure on the pricing of investment grade loans this year, as lenders choose to preserve the size and quality of their balance sheets even in the face of diminishing returns. Unfortunately, respite from margin compression is not coming any time soon, as volumes remain low and banks’ liquidity and hunger for assets show no signs of abating. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 12:00 PM

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People & Markets

  • HSBC private and Islamic banks see top-level changes

    HSBC has tapped a senior investment banker from Credit Suisse to lead a division of its private bank, naming Johnny Liu as managing director and regional head of global solutions group (GSG), Asia Pacific.

    • 12:15 PM

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  • Finding opportunities along the Belt and Road

    Ever since it was announced by Chinese president Xi Jinping three years ago, the Belt and Road Initiative has been one of the most talked about policy strategies. While a level of scepticism remains, firms are starting to see opportunities emerge from the China-led initiative.

    • 10:45 AM

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  • Compliance: Not the friend you want but one you need

    One month from the US regulator fining the New York unit of Mega International Commercial Bank, Taiwanese lenders are feeling the pressure and facing an unprecedented level of scrutiny on their existing loan books. But the extra paperwork should be viewed as a minor inconvenience with long-term benefits.

    • 25 Oct 2016
  • New York's unlikely renminbi gambit

    Home to the world’s largest capital market, the US has what it takes to redraw the global heat map of renminbi internationalisation (RMBi) now that it has been awarded a clearing bank and the world’s second largest RMB investment quota. Yet this potential could be squandered by the upcoming presidential elections unless market forces prevail.

    • 21 Oct 2016
  • Doosan Bobcat IPO: look before you leap

    Doosan Bobcat and its IPO advisers were left red-faced after the company was forced to pull its W2.4tr ($2.2bn) float in South Korea last week. The deal is making a quick comeback and the leads have done what they can to turn the situation around. But the incident serves as an object lesson in how not to do an IPO.

    • 18 Oct 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
  • 26 Oct 2016
1 CITIC Securities 15,417.46 59 6.69%
2 Morgan Stanley 11,809.74 49 5.12%
3 GF Securities Co Ltd 11,402.65 45 4.95%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,930.26 36 3.87%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 8,697.57 46 3.77%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Oct 2016
1 HSBC 25,655.98 155 9.54%
2 Citi 24,170.03 132 8.99%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,409.23 104 7.97%
4 JPMorgan 18,713.00 109 6.96%
5 Goldman Sachs 12,065.00 52 4.49%