Bonds

  • Bond triumph proves Korea can’t be stopped by scandal

    South Korean bond issuers defied the domestic political turbulence shaking the country, hitting the market this week with a handful of successful dollar deals. While investors snapped up the notes with little question, the timing leads to some speculation that the deal rush was a publicity stunt.

    • 23 Mar 2017

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Equities

  • Uncertainty surrounds much-awaited Chinese tech IPOs

    A clutch of China’s technology stars had been expected to dazzle the market with their IPOs this year, but the evolving regulatory environment means many are ambivalent about whether to list onshore or off. Market watchers say fintech players could be pushed to the US, even as other tech firms consider an A-share IPO. John Loh reports.

    • 23 Mar 2017

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Loans

  • Banks in talks with Jindal for $760m restructuring

    India’s Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) is negotiating with lenders to extend maturities on syndicated and bilateral loans worth a total of about $760m, according to sources. With commodity prices having come out of last year’s lows, lenders are thawing to the sector but will continue to approach it with caution, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

    • 23 Mar 2017

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People & Markets

  • MAS to offer grants for green bond issuers

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore is giving a leg up to the green bond market, with plans to introduce a grant scheme this year to incentivise socially responsible issuers.

    • 24 Mar 2017

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RMB

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Comment

  • Maturing Asian DCM can go it alone

    The performance of the Asia bond market over the past couple of weeks, despite the macro moves elsewhere, has shown that it can drive forward independently of events in the west. With European and US political volatility waiting in the wings, Asian DCM’s self-sufficiency bodes well.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • How do you solve a problem like Korea?

    The cloud hanging over South Korea’s financial markets has been lifted after the country’s president Park Geun-Hye was ordered to resign her office last week, impeached following a six month influence peddling scandal involving her close friend Choi Soon-Sil.

    • 14 Mar 2017
  • RBI longer-dated debt gambit pays off

    When the Reserve Bank of India brought in guidelines that forced borrowers to hedge shorter-dated debt in a bid to encourage longer-term financing, it was met with an outcry about the feasibility of such a plan. But now that Power Finance Corp is out for a 10 year borrowing and set to receive a strong reception, it appears the central bank’s tough stance is paying off.

    • 14 Mar 2017

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2017
1 CITIC Securities 4,281.70 15 9.56%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 4,059.80 9 9.06%
3 China Securities Co Ltd 3,263.99 17 7.29%
4 Goldman Sachs 3,220.37 10 7.19%
5 Haitong Securities Ltd 2,935.93 18 6.56%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2017
1 HSBC 9,706.90 55 10.13%
2 Citi 7,530.71 38 7.86%
3 JPMorgan 6,946.55 35 7.25%
4 Morgan Stanley 6,270.84 25 6.54%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 4,121.95 27 4.30%

Asian polls & awards

  • Made in China: The best banks and deals of 2016

    You know who won, now find out why. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results of our 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement both on and offshore.

  • Asia’s standout deals

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Best Country Deals. Discover why these bond, equity and loan transactions delivered outstanding outcomes for issuers and investors.

  • Aussie award winners: The best banks and deals of 2016

    The names have been announced, now find out why they stood out from the crowd. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement in equities, bonds, loans and investment banking.

  • Photos from Asiamoney's New Year Awards Dinner 2017

    Asiamoney held its New Year Awards Dinner at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on February 22, 2017, where issuers, bankers, brokers and analysts gathered to celebrate the achievements of those who were top-ranked in Asiamoney polls in 2016 or who had won deal or bank awards.

  • Photos of the GlobalCapital Asia New Year Drinks and Awards Reception

    GlobalCapital Asia held a New Year drinks and awards reception at Le Bistro Winebeast in Hong Kong on February 15, 2017. Below is a selection of the best photos from the night. Our thanks to all who attended.