Latest RMB investment news

  • MSCI slashes weighting in fresh A-share inclusion attempt

    In its latest consultation on A-shares, MSCI has overhauled its plans with a proposal that would see Mainland stocks make up just 0.5% of its Emerging Market index. While the new scheme increases the chance of A-share inclusion, it could be too little and too late for investors.

    • 24 Mar 2017
  • Streamline China market access to bring inflows, says Asifma

    Chinese regulators should simplify market access to attract capital inflows, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Asifma) has said. In a report published on Wednesday, the industry body argued that the current arrangement is too complex, unfair to long-term foreign investors and discourages prospective investors.

    • 22 Mar 2017
  • RMB round-up: Stronger post-Fed renminbi fix, China to add seven FTZs, Won-RMB swap line threatened

    This week, the PBoC follows the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike by strengthening the dollar, Korea worries THAAD will imperil renminbi swap line, and China reveals plans to create seven new Free Trade Zones (FTZs).

    • 17 Mar 2017
  • Chinese bond inflows to hit $300bn on index inclusion

    Morgan Stanley is predicting capital inflows of $250bn-$300bn into China’s onshore bond market, if major index providers include Chinese government bonds (CGBs) in their benchmark indices. But Moody’s cautioned that uncertainties around capital controls could spoil the party.

    • 16 Mar 2017
  • One-way Bond Connect coming this year, says Li

    The Bond Connect scheme allowing foreign investors access to the Mainland bond markets will materialise in 2017, Chinese premier Li Keqiang announced during a press briefing on March 15.

    • 15 Mar 2017
  • Manulife nails first China investment WFOE

    Canada-based asset manager Manulife became the first foreign investor to obtain its investment wholly foreign-owned entity (WFOE) licence on March 15, the firm said in a statement.

    • 15 Mar 2017
  • Bond fund managers encouraged by China’s latest efforts

    Fixed income fund managers have welcomed the recent move by PBoC to allow them into the onshore FX derivatives market, but a few more tweaks to the regulation will help give Beijing what it really craves: a surge in capital inflows to the onshore bond market.

    • 13 Mar 2017
  • Index providers cautious as they welcome Chinese bonds

    Citi and Bloomberg Barclays may have taken the leap by moving to include Chinese bonds in their indices, but index providers and investors remain cautious on the market impact of the decisions.

    • 08 Mar 2017
  • Asset managers lobbying for better ETF Connect deal

    International asset managers are pushing for a more liberal version of the upcoming China-Hong Kong ETF Connect, with the focus on whether ETFs will be considered as stocks or funds by the regulators.

    • 02 Mar 2017
  • BlackRock inaugurates US RQFII market

    BlackRock has received the very first RMB qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) quota under the US allocation from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, in yet another sign that global asset managers are ready to boost their China investments.

    • 02 Mar 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 16-Mar-17 Rusal Russian Federation 1,000
2 14-Mar-17 Daimler Germany 3,000
3 24-Nov-16 Powerlong Real Estate Holdings China 3,500
4 23-Nov-16 China Everbright Limited China 4,000
5 14-Nov-16 China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings China 2,500

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 22-Feb-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 850
2 28-Nov-16 Loncin Holdings China 800
3 04-Nov-16 China Nuclear Engineering Group China 1,500
4 25-Oct-16 ICBC Tokyo branch China 500
5 20-Oct-16 ICBC Sydney Branch China 1,200