China sticks with US Treasuries – for now

The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) has poured cold water over claims that China may stop buying US Treasury bonds. But there is a need for the country to diversify its debt portfolio in the long run if it is serious about promoting RMB internationalisation, economists told GlobalRMB.

  • By Noah Sin
  • 12 Jan 2018

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 18.42
2 CITIC Securities 14.07
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 12.79
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.79
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 11.51

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 13-Jul-18 Hang Lung Properties Hong Kong 1,000
2 28-Jun-18 China Water Affairs Group China 200
3 26-Jun-18 Want Want China Holdings Taiwan 500
4 14-Jun-18 Bank of China Group Investment China 1,000
5 29-May-18 CITIC Pacific China 1,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 33.47
2 HSBC 19.33
3 Societe Generale 4.75
4 Bank of Taiwan 4.07
4 Cathay United Bank 4.07

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 21-Jun-18 Shimao Property Holdings China 1,200
2 19-Jun-18 Korea Development Bank (KDB) South Korea 1,750
3 07-Jun-18 Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) South Korea 1,500
4 23-May-18 QNB Finance Qatar 600
5 16-May-18 First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC United Arab Emirates 1,100