Mind the GAAP: Challenges persist for European Panda issuers

European corporations have had an easier time selling Panda bonds than those from other parts of the world, thanks to Chinese regulators’ acceptance of their accounting standards. But a recent deal with a guarantee structure — a rarity in the budding asset class — appears to threaten that ease of access.

  • By Noah Sin
  • 16 Mar 2018

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 18.47
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 16.20
2 CITIC Securities 16.20
4 China CITIC Bank Corp 14.58
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.34

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 11-Apr-18 China Jinmao Holdings China 3,000
2 11-Apr-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 1,200
3 04-Apr-18 China Resources Land China 4,000
4 03-Apr-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 4,000
5 28-Mar-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 1,200

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 31.44
2 HSBC 13.75
3 Bank of Taiwan 5.57
3 Cathay United Bank 5.57
5 Societe Generale Securities Services 4.83

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 19-Apr-18 Shui On Development (Holdco for Shui On Land) China 600
2 10-Apr-18 Bank of China Taipei Branch (BOC Taipei) China 3,000
3 27-Mar-18 Daimler International Finance Germany 1,000
4 26-Mar-18 CAR Inc China 400
5 19-Mar-18 Beijing Capital Polaris Investment China 630