• Bank of Qingdao hits targets on $1.2bn AT1

    Ample demand allowed Bank of Qingdao to price its inaugural additional tier one dollar bond tightly on Tuesday. The deal stood out because of the bigger participation from non-Chinese investors — something that bodes well for the hefty AT1 pipeline.

    • 13 Sep 2017
  • China firms ‘amaze’ rivals with bond market sweep

    Chinese investment banks and brokerages had a dazzling performance in Asian DCM during the first half, remaining the preferred choice for the country’s offshore issuers while also making big leaps in boosting their international client base. With their rise have also come increasing concerns around best market practices – but even these may soon be a thing of the past. Addison Gong reports.

    • 06 Jul 2017
  • NCB boosts capital with $1.2bn AT1

    Nanyang Commercial Bank added $1.2bn to its coffers on Thursday with an additional tier one bond, managing to price its deal close to fair value.

    • 26 May 2017
  • Four vie for dollar investor attention

    The Asia ex-Japan G3 bond market saw a slew of issuers from a variety of backgrounds hit the market on Thursday, with borrowers from Greater China as well as Indonesia venturing offshore.

    • 25 May 2017
  • China Citic Bank nails Rmb3bn debut Panda bond

    China Citic Bank International issued its first Panda bond this week, pricing a Rmb3bn ($437m) three year. The proceeds will remain onshore, but it is understood the deal will help meet the borrower’s funding needs for both the mainland and Hong Kong.

    • 24 May 2017
  • Nanyang Bank continues AT1 onslaught

    Nanyang Commercial Bank is seeking a dollar-denominated Basel III compliant additional tier one deal.

    • 22 May 2017
  • China Citic Bank plans Panda debut

    China Citic Bank International is coming to the Panda bond market for the first time. The Hong Kong-based lender is hoping to raise Rmb3bn ($437m) with a three year bond, which will be the first Panda issued by a financial institution this year, according to GlobalRMB data.

    • 18 May 2017
  • BOC throws open multi-currency outing

    Bank of China launched its multi-currency, multi-tranche transaction on Tuesday morning, as Citic Securities also opened books for two tranches of dollar notes.

    • 11 Apr 2017
  • Chinese FIGs courting investors in force

    Bank of China, CCB Life Insurance and Citic Securities kicked off investor meetings and calls this week, in pursuit of Reg S deals.

    • 10 Apr 2017
  • Zheshang Bank scores $2.175bn AT1 with debut deal

    China Zheshang Bank sealed a massive $2.175bn from its debut international additional tier one on Wednesday, deciding to hit its regulatory limit with one deal rather than multiple outings.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • Zheshang Bank markets AT1, Guanghui Group mandates

    China Zheshang Bank Co is out with its maiden international additional tier one, while Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment (Group) Co, the largest shareholder in China Grand Auto, is prepping for its offshore debut.

    • 22 Mar 2017
  • Zheshang Bank chases debut AT1 transaction

    China Zheshang Bank has mandated firms for its international debut bond, a dollar-denominated additional tier one.

    • 17 Mar 2017
  • China Re, Cinda wow market with $3.8bn combined

    China Reinsurance (Group) Corp and China Cinda Asset Management Co ventured out on a busy Thursday with their respective five year prints that saw investors stand firmly by their sides. The two took a combined $3.8bn.

    • 03 Mar 2017
  • Greater Chinese aviation names fly with $810m

    Events, including a rise in the probability of a March interest rate hike and US President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress, did not hold investors back from jumping into deals from Grand China Air, China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) and Hong Kong Express Airways (HK Express) on Tuesday.

    • 02 Mar 2017
  • Bond deluge as corporates, FIGs hunt for deals

    The strength of the primary debt market in Asia shows no signs of abating, with a number of borrowers heading out on Thursday for fresh dollar fundraisings.

    • 02 Mar 2017
  • Greater China issuers set to flood Asia DCM

    Issuers from Greater China are set to storm the debt market soon with China Reinsurance Finance Corp, China Cinda Asset Management Co, Grand China Air Co and Pacific Century Premium Developments eyeing dollar offerings. Separately, New China Life Insurance Company has got the green light from its board to raise funds offshore.

    • 27 Feb 2017

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.