• Country Garden sets the stage for first Chinese sukuk

    The Islamic finance market is looking to welcome its first Chinese participant after Country Garden Holdings this week announced plans to issue a Murabahah sukuk. But the property developer’s currency of choice — the ringgit — suggests that plenty of work is needed for sukuk to gain traction in north Asia, writes Rev Hui.

    • 02:00 PM


  • Rise and shine: HK ECM waking up from slumber

    The Chinese and Hong Kong equity capital markets are stirring back to life after the turmoil of the summer, with a pair of IPOs enjoying strong debuts this week. No one is calling a recovery yet, but bankers are keeping their fingers crossed that the fourth quarter will offer a good window to push through deals, writes John Loh.

    • 02:00 PM


  • StanChart undertakes capital markets rejig

    Standard Chartered has reorganised its capital markets operations, splitting its DCM and loan syndications units. Coinciding with the rejig is the departure of Aaron Russell-Davison as the head of debt capital markets, with more changes expected to take place.

    • 12:45 PM

People & Markets

  • SGX expands index business with eye on Asia

    Singapore Exchange (SGX) is looking to replicate the success of companies CME Group, Deutsche Bourse and the London Stock Exchange Group in evolving the indexing business, as passive investing gains popularity in Asia.

    • 03:00 PM


  • China launches CIPS with globe-trekking transactions from members

    China gave a clear signal of its ambitions for the long awaited Cross-Border Interbank Payment System by launching it with a series of debut transactions by China and international banks in at least three different continents. CIPS, which was up and running on October 8, is expected to play a key role in the next stage of RMB internationalisation.

    • 10:45 AM


  • What price Korean bonds?

    South Korean bond issuers have garnered a reputation for squeezing investors for every penny possible with aggressively-priced transactions. Investors may be critical of their tactics but the market needs to recognise the savviness of this strategy.

    • 06 Oct 2015
  • HK IPO sponsors could escape the prospectus noose

    A paper published by the University of Hong Kong argues that the city’s IPO sponsors may not in fact be subject to civil and criminal liabilities on prospectuses. This is a departure from the position taken by the Securities and Futures Commission last year, writes Philippe Espinasse.

    • 29 Sep 2015
  • ECM issuers should put sullen summer behind them

    The stock market has endured its worst summer in years, with the turmoil in China wiping out trillions in market value and causing ripples around the world. But a crucial window will open up for share sales in Asia once China concludes its Golden Week holidays in early October. Issuers should grab the opportunity to light a fire under equity capital markets.

    • 22 Sep 2015
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Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 07 Oct 2015
1 UBS 20,331.47 86 8.59%
2 Goldman Sachs 19,064.63 55 8.05%
3 CITIC Securities 15,080.89 54 6.37%
4 Morgan Stanley 11,775.52 62 4.97%
5 Macquarie Group 8,583.25 44 3.62%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 06 Oct 2015
1 HSBC 20,810.29 120 9.77%
2 JPMorgan 20,542.68 90 9.64%
3 Citi 19,247.88 103 9.03%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,259.51 88 6.22%
5 Deutsche Bank 11,747.49 72 5.51%

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