Giving Macau a helping hand

Macau recently saw one of its worst typhoons in years. Being the charitable man that I am, I came up with a brilliant idea to stimulate the region’s economy and offset the storm’s devastating effects.

  • By Taipan
  • 07 Sep 2017
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“We should all head there and spend lavishly on casinos and nightlife,” I announced over my usual afternoon tipple with some friends.

I certainly had some tips. I still remember back in the day when I badly wanted to win an award for a bond I had worked on and was very proud of. I rang up one of the reporters at the magazine which was judging the awards and convinced him to go to Macau with me for a weekend of debauchery.

To sweeten the deal, we flew in a helicopter and had champagne on arrival at one of the swankiest hotels there — all expensed to my then big-hearted employer.

Of course, we didn’t win and I wouldn’t recommend bribing pressmen these days. But there’s nothing to stop us from reliving those go-go days on our own. 

Viva Macau!

  • By Taipan
  • 07 Sep 2017

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 2,041.17 5 15.67%
2 Huatai Securities Co Ltd 1,006.47 5 7.72%
3 Morgan Stanley 816.96 5 6.27%
4 Citi 773.86 5 5.94%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 547.16 2 4.20%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 3,253.25 9 8.50%
2 Citi 2,657.81 16 6.95%
3 JPMorgan 2,627.80 6 6.87%
4 Morgan Stanley 2,299.31 10 6.01%
5 HSBC 2,283.76 20 5.97%

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