Latest RMB investment news

  • Bond Connect spurs debate around hedging tools

    The upcoming Bond Connect could open up more hedging tools beyond FX for investors in RMB-denominated assets. However, experts warn the additional scheme will create fresh issues for investors that have already accessed China via older systems — unless the regulators take further harmonisation steps.

    • 24 May 2017
  • The lowdown: Bond Connect

    After two years of chatter and rumour, People’s Bank of China (PBoC) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) made the widely anticipated announcement on May 16 to confirm the launch of Bond Connect. Here's is GlobalRMB's guide to the new initiative.

    • 18 May 2017
  • QDII to return as capital controls ease, say StanChart and Z-Ben

    As capital outflows subside, Chinese regulators could reopen two important channels of outbound investment this year, according to the new report from Standard Chartered and Z-Ben Advisors.

    • 28 Apr 2017
  • Competition heats up among foreign asset managers in China

    The increasing competition between foreign asset managers in China is creating new winners and losers, though JP Morgan managed to hold on to the top spot for the second year running, according to a report by Z-Ben Advisors. The survey also shows that Asian asset managers are lagging behind their European and North American peers.

    • 25 Apr 2017
  • MSCI: Between BlackRock and a hard place

    With the world’s largest asset manager saying it backs the inclusion of A-shares in MSCI indices, the result now looks inevitable. However, the result is likely to be high on symbolism and little else and highlights the challenge for firms as they balance the demand for China exposure with the need to keep their integrity intact.

    • 24 Apr 2017
  • Banks beef up Connect multi-broker platforms amid growing demand

    Stock Connect investors are demanding a multi-broker delivery versus payment (DVP) solution to limit counterparty risk issues that have thrown up by the different settlement cycles, Cindy Chen, country head of securities services at Citi, told GlobalRMB. Brokers are lining up to the join platforms despite the competitive challenges.

    • 19 Apr 2017
  • Foreign investors need more than a stable RMB, says BlackRock

    A stable renminbi will make Chinese bonds and equities more attractive, but China will need to enhance the sophistication of its market before it can attract foreign capital on scale, according to Helen Zhu, head of China equities at BlackRock.

    • 12 Apr 2017
  • More questions than answers on Bond Connect, says DTCC

    Mainland authorities have promised that the China-Hong Kong Bond Connect will launch this year. But several questions remain on how the scheme will handle price discovery and clearing, according to post-trade services provider DTCC, which is working with CFETS on its own onshore-offshore link.

    • 10 Apr 2017
  • SDR status fails to boost RMB reserve holdings

    New data from the IMF shows RMB-denominated reserves remain a drop in the ocean for global central banks.. But while experts expect the share to rise, it might not happen in the short run.

    • 05 Apr 2017
  • Odds on for MSCI A-shares inclusion, say experts

    MSCI’s new consultation paper has increased the probability of A-shares’ entering the benchmark emerging markets (EM) index in 2017. However, the inclusion’s impact is likely to be long-term rather than immediate.

    • 30 Mar 2017

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 44.72
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 22.36
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 10.16
3 China Merchants Bank Co 10.16
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.16

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 22-May-17 CITIC Bank International China 3,000
2 19-May-17 China Power New Energy Development Co China 800
3 17-May-17 Daimler Germany 4,000
4 25-Apr-17 CAR Inc Hong Kong 300
5 20-Apr-17 China Merchants Port Holdings (CMP) Hong Kong 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 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