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  • HK puts stop to heavily discounted equity raises

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) plans to bar issuers from carrying out heavily dilutive equity raisings, as it seeks feedback on a raft of proposals aimed at tightening governance for listed companies.

    • 22 Sep 2017

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RMB

  • China’s downgrade won’t scare investors

    China’s downgrade by S&P caused an initial wave of surprise in the market on Thursday, but the rating change will ultimately be a non-event, despite the sovereign plotting a return to dollar bonds shortly.

    • 22 Sep 2017

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Comment

  • China fumbles as it eyes dollar market return

    It’s been 13 years since China last sold a dollar bond. Since the news this summer that the Middle Kingdom was eyeing a return to the offshore debt market, bankers and investors have kept a close eye on any official news of the transaction. But as the end of the year nears, it appears as though China missed its mark for issuing an earth shattering bond.

    • 19 Sep 2017
  • Malaysia must marry green bonds and sukuk

    Malaysian companies have finally started taking steps towards sustainability, about three years after the country put together its SRI sukuk framework. The potential for growth is huge, and with the right encouragement and a conscious partnership between Islamic financing and sustainable goals, Malaysia can make itself a leading green market.

    • 14 Sep 2017
  • Oil, RMB and the petrodollar’s demise

    The goal of making the RMB a global commodities currency is not a job for those looking for quick successes. But recent moves from Russia and the Middle East have laid further bricks on the road to glory for China.

    • 12 Sep 2017

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.78
2 CITIC Securities 22.01
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 10.16
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.90
4 Everbright Securities 7.90

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 9,843.07 61 5.75%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,791.82 40 5.13%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 8,175.96 42 4.77%
4 UBS 7,533.78 55 4.40%
5 Citi 7,277.56 50 4.25%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 27,049.63 178 8.43%
2 Citi 23,096.66 145 7.20%
3 JPMorgan 20,336.44 114 6.34%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 15,766.30 85 4.91%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 13,949.71 104 4.35%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital Asia Regional Capital Market Awards 2017

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual regional capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment bank franchises of 2017.

  • GlobalCapital Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017: the Winners

    France, Tennet, NWB and Berlin Hyp are among the green and social bond issuers acclaimed in GlobalCapital's Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017, which were announced on Tuesday in Amsterdam.

  • Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards: the Nominations

    GlobalCapital is happy to announce the nominations for its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2017.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.