CNH surge continues as China squeezes offshore liquidity

The offshore renminbi (CNH) reached its strongest point against the dollar since the start of the year on Thursday, despite China’s sovereign rating downgrade last week. Analysts say the sharp turn reflects Chinese regulators’ determination to keep the currency from falling ahead of renewed pressure from external factors.

  • By Paolo Danese
  • 01 Jun 2017

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 35.00
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 30.00
3 China Merchants Securities Co 17.00
4 HSBC 5.00
4 Standard Chartered Bank 5.00

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 09-Feb-18 Sino-Ocean Group Holdings Hong Kong 3,000
2 06-Feb-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 1,200
3 05-Feb-18 China Merchants Port Holdings (CMP) Hong Kong 500
4 01-Feb-18 The Emirate of Sharjah United Arab Emirates 2,000
5 25-Jan-18 Sino-Ocean Group Holdings Hong Kong 3,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 58.48
2 Deutsche Bank (Taipei) 9.21
3 CLSA 8.35
3 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) 8.35
5 CTBC Bank (formerly Chinatrust Commercial Bank) 3.30

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 08-Feb-18 Sinochem Offshore Capital Company China 1,000
2 30-Jan-18 Rabobank The Netherlands 500
3 17-Jan-18 Asian Development Bank (ADB) Philippines 100
4 17-Jan-18 Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) South Korea 270
5 17-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 100