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Bonds

  • Asia HY pipeline healthy as bankers shrug off yield spike

    It has been a rollercoaster ride for investors in the Asia ex-Japan high yield market in recent weeks, with macro volatility and sector-specific issues in Chinese property names conspiring to make life uncomfortable for all but the most battle-hardened accounts. But with the situation stabilising this week, market participants are already predicting a quick return to form, writes Rev Hui.

    • 23 Oct 2014

Equities

  • Chunky Samsung IPOs set to rejuvenate South Korean market

    The South Korean IPO market is set for its biggest volume in years in 2014, thanks to two units of Samsung Group aiming to raise some $2.5bn before the end of December. The macro environment is a challenge and the Korea Stock Exchange Kospi Index has slid around 2% so far in 2014. But early signs suggest that the Samsung names will be a hit among investors — and could turn the market around, writes Rashmi Kumar.

    • 23 Oct 2014

Loans

  • Aussie lenders warm to Asian names in search of loan growth

    Australian banks’ willingness to lend to borrowers in Asia outside their home market has grown markedly over the past three years as they look overseas for growth opportunities. Happily for them, this strategy has coincided with increasing interest from Asian family-run businesses and Chinese state-owned firms in acquiring assets in Australia and New Zealand. The result has been an intensification of banks' efforts to build relationships across the region, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

    • 23 Oct 2014

People News

  • Standard Chartered takes from Pimco for head of RMB sales

    Standard Chartered has created a new role of head of RMB sales, appointing Zhou Cheng Gang to the position. Zhou joined from Pimco and is based in Hong Kong, reporting to George Sun, head of financial markets sales for greater China and Northeast Asia.

    • 24 Oct 2014

RMB

  • Shinhan BNP Paribas AM in debut Korea RQFII licence

    Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management has become the first Korean institutional investor to receive a licence to access China’s onshore capital markets via the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) scheme.

    • 24 Oct 2014

Comment

  • BoC's AT1: big but not that clever

    You’ve got to hand it to Bank of China. This week it priced the biggest Basel III bank capital deal ever, in what bankers are calling the worst market conditions since 2008. But while the deal was certainly one step forward for Bank of China, it looked like two steps back for the international capital markets.

    • 17 Oct 2014
  • Stop Ebola now – before it stops us

    Don’t switch off. Ebola may not have hit your P&L yet, but it’s going to, soon, and hard, whatever your job is. And look at the charts. The logic is inexorable: the longer we take to overcome the disease, the worse the cost will be – for the global economy and in human life. This is not about a few percentage points of GDP. Modern civilisation itself is at risk.

    • 14 Oct 2014
  • Time for investors to make up their mind about Asia tech

    Alibaba’s record breaking $25bn IPO was supposed to be the trigger that dispelled investor fears about Asian technology companies and opened to door to future listings. But as the volatility in such stocks has shown, investor sentiment in the sector is subject to wild swings. And that is hurting the IPO pipeline.

    • 14 Oct 2014
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Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 22 Oct 2014
1 Goldman Sachs 17,342.11 70 8.45%
2 Morgan Stanley 13,055.54 71 6.36%
3 Citi 12,683.01 57 6.18%
4 Credit Suisse 11,972.64 81 5.84%
5 UBS 11,755.05 101 5.73%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Oct 2014
1 Citi 23,325.00 125 0.00%
2 HSBC 23,038.52 149 0.00%
3 JPMorgan 19,600.38 109 0.00%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,341.19 90 0.00%
5 Deutsche Bank 14,492.97 81 0.00%

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