• Bank of East Asia pulls off landmark $650m AT1 trade

    Bank of East Asia (BEA) executed a landmark trade this week, completing Asia’s first dollar liability management exercise into a Basel III instrument. With old style bank capital instruments losing capital value, market observers hope there will be more such transactions, writes Rev Hui.

    • 26 Nov 2015

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  • Punchy Baosteel sparks exchangeable debate

    Baosteel Hong Kong Investment Co sold a $500m exchangeable bond this week at terms that were aggressive even at the bottom end. Bankers clashed over whether the mandate process, conducted like an accelerated bookbuild, was good for the market, writes John Loh.

    • 26 Nov 2015

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People & Markets

  • RHB branches out to SEA as outlook for Malaysia dims

    The investment banking arm of RHB Banking Group is tweaking its strategy to boost its presence outside Malaysia, and plans to build on its transaction and commercial banking relationships to win market share. Rashmi Kumar reports.

    • 26 Nov 2015

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  • RMB round-up: November 27, 2015

    In this round-up, ANZ launches free trade units in the Shanghai FTZ, RMB deposits drop in Macau and Taiwan, ECB and PBoC complete testing of swap line, JP Morgan starts RMB money market fund transfer solution, and China might begin a RMB fund in collaboration with CEE countries. Plus, a recap of our top stories this week.

    • 04:15 AM

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  • Dear Sebi, please leave India’s IPO market alone

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the country’s financial markets watchdog, is understood to be vexed about the lack of retail participation in two recent high-profile IPOs. But this is much ado about nothing, and it would be a mistake for the regulator to start meddling again to protect the interests of small investors.

    • 24 Nov 2015
  • Stock Connect: Don’t believe the bears

    Commentary around the one year anniversary of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect seems pretty unanimous in suggesting the scheme has failed to achieve its goals. However, if one looks at past Chinese experiments in capital account liberalisation, the Stock Connect’s early performance should neither surprise nor disappoint.

    • 17 Nov 2015
  • Dali Foods IPO: something to chew on

    The IPO of Dali Foods has become a talking point among bankers that admire what they reckon is the first true bookbuilt equity transaction in Hong Kong in a long time. Their enthusiasm is rightly placed and the company’s tactic is positive for the rest of the year’s pipeline.

    • 10 Nov 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
  • 25 Nov 2015
1 UBS 22,645.51 98 8.51%
2 Goldman Sachs 20,605.36 66 7.75%
3 CITIC Securities 16,301.91 60 6.13%
4 Morgan Stanley 13,732.39 72 5.16%
5 Macquarie Group 10,461.18 53 3.93%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Nov 2015
1 Citi 24,693.48 125 9.74%
2 JPMorgan 24,366.52 105 9.61%
3 HSBC 23,307.59 134 9.19%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 16,629.95 105 6.56%
5 Deutsche Bank 13,747.60 79 5.42%

Asian polls & awards

  • CTBC the standard bearer for Asiamoney’s Corporate Governance Poll 2015

    The Taipei-based financial institution wins again in a competitive poll which saw many new winners in markets across the region.

  • UBS wins Asiamoney's Brokers Poll 2015

    Swiss giant voted the best for equity research & sales in Asia’s largest equities poll.

  • ANZ and CIMB dominate Asiamoney’s Fixed Income Poll 2015

    ANZ and CIMB impress in this year’s Asiamoney’s Fixed Income Poll with ANZ topping the categories for regional credit and interest rates, while the Malayisan bank comes first in regional commodities services.

  • Asiamoney Finance in the Middle East Awards

    Middle Eastern banks have faced a tough environment over the last year, being forced to deal with the impact of a sharp decline in the oil price on a client base that considers few things to be more important. But the best banks are those that can find a way to stand out from the crowd when times are tough, and the banks below did just that. Asiamoney is pleased to announce its picks for the best banks in the Middle East for 2015.

  • Asiamoney Best Managed Company Awards 2015

    Asiamoney is pleased to present its choices for Asia’s Best Managed Companies 2015. The winners were the firms that impressed us the most through a combination of factors including innovation, financial performance and strategic execution, and after also surveying the views of regional analysts and investors. Our congratulations to all those chosen.