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 22.39
2 CITIC Securities 13.39
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 12.17
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.17
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 10.95

Panda Bond Database

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