• Indian summer as abundant liquidity drives new issuance

    The recent success of Indian borrowers in the offshore bond market has sparked talk of a revival in issuance from the nation. While abundant market liquidity and the low yielding environment are a boon for issuers in the high beta country, the window is expected to be short lived, writes Narae Kim.

    • 21 Jul 2016

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  • Malaysia, India tweak Reit regimes to spur market

    There was a common thread in two new proposals by Malaysian and Indian regulators to reform their respective real estate investment trust regimes. Both countries are looking to increase Reit exposure to under construction or greenfield properties — moves that could give a much-needed boost to the asset class. John Loh reports.

    • 21 Jul 2016

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  • July loan activity signals promising start to H2

    The Asian loan market is finally showing signs of life as receding concerns over the pace of renminbi depreciation and bank efforts to look beyond traditional borrowers propel activity. With two or three deals launching nearly every week this month, the pace of issuance has set a strong tone for the rest of the year. Shruti Chaturvedi reports.

    • 21 Jul 2016

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People & Markets

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  • Even the Chinese find China bonds confusing

    The Brics New Development Bank (NDB) executed a landmark trade on Monday, making its capital markets debut with a Rmb3bn ($450m) bond in China. But when even the authorities have trouble knowing whether to classifying it as green or Panda debt, it is clear the need for unambiguous and official bond regulation is long overdue.

    • 21 Jul 2016
  • Indian IPOs: in demand if you’re disciplined

    India’s IPO market has been on a high recently as investors seek out new and interesting homes into which to park their money, and companies look to take advantage of the growing liquidity. The window for new deals is wide open but if issuers want to succeed, a pragmatic approach to valuations is needed.

    • 21 Jul 2016
  • Small steps on a long journey

    Just a few weeks apart, announcements were recently made by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) and Singapore’s SGX respectively about changes to front line regulatory functions they perform. The approaches under these proposals couldn’t have been more different, writes Philippe Espinasse.

    • 20 Jul 2016

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Total Volume Rmb (m) No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 2,500 1 13.59
1 CITIC Securities 2,500 1 13.59
3 China Securities 2,400 2 13.04
4 Guotai Junan Securities Co 2,000 1 10.87
5 HSBC 1,500 1 8.15

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Jul 2016
1 CITIC Securities 12,783.67 39 9.59%
2 Morgan Stanley 8,335.30 36 6.25%
3 GF Securities Co Ltd 8,024.58 28 6.02%
4 Deutsche Bank 7,020.48 25 5.27%
5 Southwest Securities Co Ltd 5,459.78 22 4.09%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Jul 2016
1 HSBC 16,655.10 94 9.76%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,746.93 63 8.64%
3 Citi 14,377.03 68 8.42%
4 JPMorgan 11,309.20 59 6.62%
5 Morgan Stanley 6,575.91 35 3.85%

Asian polls & awards

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards 2016: Results

    Asiamoney announces its selections for the best domestic banks and best domestic equity and debt houses across Asia for 2016. Our thanks to all those firms who took the time to submit their credentials, and our congratulations to the winners. The extended results will be available in the August edition of Asiamoney.

  • Five in a row for HSBC in Asiamoney Offshore RMB Poll

    Asiamoney’s Offshore RMB Poll handed victory to HSBC for the fifth year running in the survey’s largest outing yet, with Standard Chartered and BTMU runners up. The top three discuss their approach and expectations for RMB internationalisation in 2016. Lorraine Cushnie reports.

  • Offshore RMB poll: Ten questions for the RMB market

    For the second year running, our Offshore RMB Poll surveyed participants on some of the most important topics related to the renminbi’s globalisation. Around 1,600 responses were received — a 60% jump on last year — with those polled giving their views on subjects ranging from Panda bonds to currency depreciation. Lorraine Cushnie reports on the findings.

  • China Securitization Forum 2016: Winners

    GlobalCapital was one of the judges for the China Securitization Forum’s annual awards in April. Twenty transactions were given plaudits in credit and corporate asset securitization with six singled out as outstanding. We present the winners and photos from the event.

  • EFG dominates Asiamoney’s Private Banking Poll 2016

    EFG Bank reigns supreme in Asiamoney’s latest Private Banking Poll, as voted by high net worth individuals across Asia Pacific.