The week in renminbi: China launches RMB oil futures, Bloomberg Barclays to include Chinese bonds, new PBoC governor wants more opening up

In this round-up, trading of RMB-denominated crude oil futures kicks off in Shanghai, Bloomberg Barclays sets inclusion of onshore bonds in motion, and the governor of the People’s Bank of China reiterates the central bank’s commitment to RMB internationalisation and reform and opening up.

  • By Noah Sin
  • 26 Mar 2018


Derivatives:

This morning, the Shanghai Futures Exchange launched the RMB-denominated oil futures contract, which is traded on its subsidiary, the Shanghai International Energy Exchange. The product is open to foreign traders, who can either tap the market directly or through domestic and foreign brokers.

The contract, which has ...

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 17.33
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.45
3 CITIC Securities 10.36
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.42
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 8.48

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 15-Oct-18 China Power International Development China 2,000
2 11-Oct-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 1,200
3 28-Sep-18 Trafigura Singapore 700
4 17-Sep-18 The Wharf (Holdings) Hong Kong 2,000
5 10-Sep-18 China Gas Holdings China 1,500

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 33.31
2 HSBC 20.53
3 Societe Generale 4.21
4 Bank of Taiwan 3.60
4 Cathay United Bank 3.60

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 19-Sep-18 Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) China 1,200
2 17-Sep-18 Hitachi Capital (UK) United Kingdom 600
3 13-Sep-18 CIFI Holdings China 1,000
4 05-Sep-18 Daimler Germany 1,000
5 03-Sep-18 First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC United Arab Emirates 650