• Olam makes aggressive return to dollar market, but too tight for some

    Olam International embarked on the next stage of its capital markets rehabilitation this week with a new dollar bond. The Singapore-based borrower was intent on repricing its existing curve, and duly presented the market with aggressive initial guidance. That approach drew some criticism, but bankers on the deal said the borrower achieved what it had set out to do, writes Virginia Furness.

    • 31 Jul 2014



  • Reliance telco subsidiary in talks for $1.5bn refi

    Reliance Industries’ telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) is seeking feedback from banks on a $1.5bn loan that is likely to hit the market in the autumn. The proceeds will be used to refinance a facility that the subsidiary signed in 2011.

    • 31 Jul 2014

People News


  • RMB round-up: August 1, 2014

    In this round-up, quarterly RMB-denominated cross-border trade with China fell 2%, RMB deposits in Hong Kong also contracted slightly, while Hong Kong RMB remittances jumped nearly 20%.

    • 01 Aug 2014


  • South Korean issuers should rise to the IPO bait

    South Korea’s Cuckoo Electronics priced a blockbuster W255bn ($248m) IPO this week that saw the institutional tranche close to 600 times covered. But others looking to emulate it need to act sooner rather than later. With Samsung Group set to raise large amounts of equity later this year, they risk losing out.

    • 29 Jul 2014
  • Xiaomi may have bitten off more than it can chew

    Xiaomi’s $1bn financing has become a talking point among bankers. The Chinese mobile phone company has ambitious plans for expansion but there is concern in some quarters over how it has chosen to execute its debut. The company should brace itself for an uphill climb. Closing this deal isn’t going to be easy.

    • 22 Jul 2014
  • Don’t laugh at de-dollarisation talk

    Recent comments about the de-dollarisation of financial markets and the wider adoption of the renminbi by countries like Russia have been met with incredulity in some quarters. But while the dollar will retain its reserve currency status for many years to come, the fact such talk exists shows how far the RMB has come in a very short time.

    • 15 Jul 2014
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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 30 Jul 2014
1 Goldman Sachs 10,937.10 59 8.31%
2 UBS 8,543.90 76 6.49%
3 Morgan Stanley 6,821.55 53 5.18%
4 Citi 6,273.41 37 4.77%
5 Credit Suisse 5,588.50 59 4.25%

Bookrunners of Asia (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 29 Jul 2014
1 Citi 20,057.25 101 10.99%
2 HSBC 18,090.98 113 9.92%
3 JPMorgan 16,458.56 82 9.02%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,523.56 72 6.86%
5 Deutsche Bank 12,476.13 63 6.84%

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