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Bonds

  • Landmark India Exim deal to drive green bond boom

    Export-Import Bank of India (India Exim) priced a landmark transaction this week, raising $500m from the country’s first dollar-denominated green bond. With strong government support and more companies looking to issue, the green initiative is expected to blossom in India, writes Rev Hui.

    • 26 Mar 2015

Equities

  • Sebi mulls IPO rules reform to woo tech start-ups to list

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is meeting technology start-ups this week, in a bid to understand their many concerns about listing on domestic exchanges. With rules that appear designed to make things as difficult as possible for such firms to execute IPOs, market watchers say the regulator’s move is a big step forward in boosting the country’s equity capital markets, writes Rashmi Kumar.

    • 26 Mar 2015

Loans

  • Eight forge JSW Steel $250m capex facility

    JSW Steel’s $250m loan has wrapped up with several international lenders joining during general syndication. The borrowing, which had Axis Bank as sole lead, helped both the company and the Indian lender establish new coverage and relationships.

    • 26 Mar 2015

People News

  • StanChart CEO takes career break

    Afaq Khan, the chief executive of Standard Chartered Saadiq, is leaving the bank, according to a spokesperson at the bank.

    • 27 Mar 2015

RMB

  • Muni bond relaxation to bring transparency to local govt debt levels

    China has released new rules expanding its municipal bond programme and providing a debt swap quota for local governments. Observers welcome the new measures which they hope will encourage transparency over debt levels and provide local authorities with more funding flexibility.

    • 27 Mar 2015

Comment

  • The EM house isn't about to burn down

    With the first US rate hike in years drawing closer, it’s no surprise to see analysts and public officials singling EM out as the source of the next credit crisis. But a well-meaning warning without nuance can look a lot like scaremongering.

    • 24 Mar 2015
  • Applaud Indonesia's foreign debt caution

    Indonesia's central bank was right to introduce new rules on foreign debt issuance by private corporates in January. Untethered growth in foreign debt without adequate hedging is a dangerous combination, as Indonesia's currency crisis in 1998 showed.

    • 24 Mar 2015
  • Hong Kong should not bow to dual class pressure

    The battle between exchanges in the US, Hong Kong and mainland China to lure technology companies to list has intensified. Now Hong Kong is once again considering allowing the dual class shareholding favoured by tech companies. But the city’s exchange should not bow too quickly to the pressure to change its one share, one vote system.

    • 24 Mar 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 Mar 2015
1 UBS 5,193.96 28 10.08%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,324.61 15 8.39%
3 Credit Suisse 2,875.90 16 5.58%
4 CITIC Securities 2,644.88 14 5.13%
5 China Investment Securities Co Ltd 2,087.26 5 4.05%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Mar 2015
1 HSBC 8,043.66 41 10.64%
2 Citi 7,873.12 36 10.41%
3 JPMorgan 5,513.21 27 7.29%
4 Deutsche Bank 5,152.16 28 6.81%
5 Morgan Stanley 4,271.53 23 5.65%

Asian polls & awards

  • Asiamoney's Asia Islamic bank awards: winners announced

    Asiamoney announces the winners of its latest annual Asia Islamic bank awards, after a year in which the industry continued to develop in size and scope. The awards are listed below, and full write-ups of each decision will be published online and in print at the end of April.

  • HSBC retains top rankings in Asiamoney’s Offshore RMB Poll 2015

    HSBC reigns supreme for the fourth year running as the best overall provider of offshore RMB products and services, in Asiamoney’s largest and most competitive Offshore Renminbi (RMB) Poll. The UK-headquartered bank tops the poll as voted by clients from around the world.

  • Asiamoney Australia Awards 2014: the brightest and the best

    Asiamoney is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Australia Awards. After suggestions by bankers from global and domestic institutions, we weighed the most impressive deals and banks in the market last year. The decisions were not always easy, but we hope to have picked a series of winners that truly highlight the breadth of potential in Australia's capital market. It was a good year for the overall market; it was a great year for the winners below.

  • From Bangladesh to Vietnam: Asia's best deals

    Although the region witnessed the world's largest ever IPO in 2014, it was bond issues that dominated the roster of notable capital markets transactions in Asia ex-Japan. After considering a bumper selection of awards pitches from firms across the region, Asiamoney has picked its standout transactions across ECM, DCM and syndicated loans. Our thanks to all those firms that took the time to pitch.

  • Asiamoney Australia Awards 2014: Results Announced

    Asiamoney is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Australia Awards. After suggestions by bankers from global and domestic institutions, we weighed the most impressive deals and banks in the market last year. The results are listed below, and full write-ups of the winners will be published online and in print in late February.