Latest RMB FX news

  • Manipulation stance dropped as Trump softens tone

    The friendly meeting between US president Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping last week has ushered in warmer relations, with Trump stating on April 12 that the US Treasury will not label China a currency manipulator. Meanwhile, the two sides are working on a framework for greater market access to be delivered in just over three months.

    • 13 Apr 2017
  • Renminbi in focus for Trump-Xi meeting

    The first meeting between new US president Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping starting Thursday could prove fateful for the bilateral relationship and China's renminbi, with the outlook remaining cloudy on what the US president's next moves might be.

    • 05 Apr 2017
  • HKEX launches first currency options

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) launched USDCNH options on March 20, the first currency options to trade on the exchange. Together with HKEX’s USDCNH futures contract, the new product will give investors an alternative in managing renminbi exposure.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • Foreign institutional investors enter China FX hedging market

    A foreign institutional investor completed its first hedging transaction in the onshore FX derivatives market on March 13, following the liberalisation by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange introduced at end of February.

    • 14 Mar 2017
  • A case for the renminbi’s growing maturity

    Renminbi depreciation has been one of the market's most talked about issues with many predicting the trend to continue well into 2017. But ICBC Asia’s co-head of global markets Jimmy Jim told GlobalRMB that such fears are overblown and he believes the renminbi is maturing into a two-way fluctuating currency.

    • 09 Mar 2017
  • HKEX ends mixed year for RMB products

    The Hong Kong Exchange traversed a difficult financial year, marked on the one hand by sagging trading on the Stock Connect, and on the other a surge in RMB FX derivatives activity. For 2017, HKEX’s chief executive Charles Li said more RMB products are in store.

    • 01 Mar 2017
  • China gives blessing to onshore FX hedging

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) has followed up on a promise made at the end of last year, announcing on Monday that foreign institutional investors are now allowed to enter the onshore FX derivatives market.

    • 28 Feb 2017
  • Updated: China tweaks renminbi fixing mechanism

    China is understood to have tweaked its renminbi fixing mechanism by reducing the reference window of the baskets of currencies it tracks.

    • 21 Feb 2017
  • ICBC Asia launches 24-hour CNH price streaming

    ICBC (Asia) has begun offering 24-hour CNH prices for its clients, become the first Chinese bank to quote offshore renminbi all day.

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • London RMB business still growing, says BoE

    While all eyes are focused on the Brexit process, the Bank of England (BoE) has quietly begun publishing numbers that support London's claim to be the leading RMB hubs in Europe. Meanwhile, market participants continue debate the relevance of the upcoming China-London Connect scheme.

    • 10 Feb 2017

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

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

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 23-Mar-17 Sino-Ocean Group Holdings Hong Kong 4,000
2 16-Mar-17 Rusal Russian Federation 1,000
3 14-Mar-17 Daimler Germany 3,000
4 24-Nov-16 Powerlong Real Estate Holdings China 3,500
5 23-Nov-16 China Everbright Limited China 4,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Credit Agricole 12.89
2 Bank of China (BOC) 12.08
3 HSBC 9.64
4 Standard Chartered Bank 7.80
5 DBS 5.74

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 11-Apr-17 Bank of China Johannesburg Branch (BOC Johannesburg) China 1,500
2 22-Feb-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 850
3 28-Nov-16 Loncin Holdings China 800
4 04-Nov-16 China Nuclear Engineering Group China 1,500
5 25-Oct-16 ICBC Tokyo branch China 500