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  • BAML gets new head of Singapore IB

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has poached Martin Siah from Standard Chartered Bank to be its head of Asia real estate investment banking (IBK) and head of Singapore IBK, with the appointment taking effect from September, according to a memo seen by GlobalCapital Asia.

    • 30 Jun 2015

RMB

  • CCB and Euroclear sign MoU to foster RMB market with more products

    Euroclear Bank, the Brussels-based international central securities depository (ICSD), and China Construction Bank (CCB) on June 29 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop the offshore renminbi capital market. The signing was attended by China’s premier Li Keqiang.

    • 30 Jun 2015

Comment

  • Asian covered bonds face a reality check

    After years of inactivity, Asia will finally get the first legislative covered bonds from South Korea’s Kookmin Bank and Singapore’s DBS. But even though governments are keen on the product, the asset class is unlikely to truly blossom in the region.

    • 30 Jun 2015
  • Hong Kong doesn’t need weighted voting rights

    At long last, the operator of Hong Kong's stock exchange has published conclusions to its concept paper on weighted voting rights (WVRs). Almost as soon as it did, Hong Kong's other regulator expressed its opposition to the idea. But WVRs were always a worrying development. More urgent reforms are needed for the exchange to compare favourably with New York or London, writes Philippe Espinasse.

    • 26 Jun 2015
  • HKEx on the losing end in dual-class debate

    The issue of weighted voting rights (WVRs) is firmly back on the agenda for Hong Kong, with the stock exchange flagging their possible implementation next year. But with thin demand for the structure and the low likelihood of another Alibaba-sized listing, these efforts may come to naught.

    • 23 Jun 2015
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More from Asia

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,954.39 43 9.27%
2 UBS 13,626.65 65 7.45%
3 CITIC Securities 12,207.60 42 6.68%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,938.22 48 4.89%
5 Credit Suisse 7,656.76 46 4.19%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 16,454.16 78 9.93%
2 JPMorgan 16,000.79 65 9.65%
3 HSBC 15,928.41 84 9.61%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,029.66 68 6.05%
5 Deutsche Bank 9,399.60 56 5.67%

Asian polls & awards

  • EFG, UBS retain right formula for private banking success

    EFG and UBS have once again topped Asiamoney's Private Banking Poll. As in previous years, their route to success has been consistency combined with innovation. Ellen Sheng reports.

  • Asiamoney Best Domestic Bank Awards

    Asia's very best financial institutions and capital markets houses are frequently longstanding leaders in their respective domestic markets. But many are facing increased competition. Here we present our picks for the best that Asia has to offer, from Australia to Vietnam, for their performance in the period April 1 2014 to March 31 2015.

  • Asiamoney Domestic Bank Awards: results announced

    Asiamoney announces its selections for the best domestic banks and best domestic equity and debt houses across Asia for 2015. Our thanks to all those firms who took the time to submit their credentials, and our congratulations to the winners.

  • Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2015 - Press Release

    UBS and EFG Bank again provide the best advice to Asia-Pacific’s growing number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs), according to Asiamoney’s latest Private Banking Poll.

  • HSBC defends title in Asiamoney Offshore RMB Poll

    The battle to secure a reputation as a leading player in offshore renminbi services has never been more fierce. As China continues to encourage the spread of its currency throughout the world, the needs of corporates and investors are growing exponentially, and with them the need for increasingly sophisticated advice. Asiamoney's fourth Offshore RMB Poll ranks the leading firms in this area, as Anthony Chan reports.