• Singapore finally comes good with first covered bond

    Singapore can finally lay claim to a covered bond market after its largest bank, DBS, this week printed the country’s first deal in the asset class. The build-up was hardly plain sailing, but that did not stop DBS executing a very successful trade that will serve as a benchmark for its peers, writes Rev Hui.

    • 30 Jul 2015


  • Outsize mainland funds flood into Hong Kong ECM

    Chinese equities sent jaws dropping again this week after Shanghai posted its sharpest one-day plunge in eight years. While the market quickly picked itself up, equity capital market bankers believe this seesaw action is a huge incentive for mainland investors seeking a haven in Hong Kong, writes John Loh.

    • 30 Jul 2015


  • New loans put Sri Lanka in focus but size, election seen curbing biz

    Two recent loans from Sri Lanka have once again put the spotlight on the country, which has seen few borrowers going down the syndicated route. Conversations with bankers reveal prominent arrangers are interested in securing business out of the South Asian country, but upcoming elections, the small size of its conglomerates and unfamiliarity pose constraints to dealflow, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

    • 30 Jul 2015

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  • First Swiss RQFII quota goes to Swiss Re

    Zurich-based Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re) received the first quota in the RMB qualified foreign institutional investors (RQFII) programme among Swiss asset managers on July 29, according to the latest data from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe).

    • 31 Jul 2015


  • Singapore should take a green leaf out of China’s book

    China is expected to introduce incentives for green bond issuance as part of its efforts to push forward its developing green bond market. Singapore should do the same, if it wants to bring its sluggish bond market back to life.

    • 28 Jul 2015
  • Indian loans: the price is right

    The supply-demand dynamic for overseas syndicated loans from India so far this year is firmly in favour of demand. This has resulted in price compression that is a headache for banks but makes it a great time for Indian corporates to refinance. Borrowers should act now.

    • 28 Jul 2015
  • CICC's IPO: Swan song or new beginning?

    China International Capital Corporate (CICC) has filed for its IPO in Hong Kong. It is a venerable name, but as Philippe Espinasse writes, its best days may be behind it.

    • 27 Jul 2015
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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 Jul 2015
1 UBS 17,452.00 74 8.62%
2 Goldman Sachs 17,276.89 46 8.53%
3 CITIC Securities 13,330.60 47 6.58%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,394.73 55 5.13%
5 Credit Suisse 7,961.83 50 3.93%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jul 2015
1 HSBC 18,305.60 101 10.17%
2 JPMorgan 17,113.32 71 9.51%
3 Citi 16,658.43 82 9.26%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,468.61 75 6.37%
5 Deutsche Bank 9,752.37 60 5.42%

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