Foreign investors stick to comfort zone in China — for now

International investors have long been forced to focus on the short end of the credit curve and government securities in China given the lack of tools to evaluate risk. But that could change with the relaxation of foreign credit rating agencies’ business scope in the country, market participants told the Euromoney China Debt Capital Markets Summit on Wednesday.

  • By Noah Sin
  • 29 Mar 2018

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.98
2 China Merchants Securities Co 16.10
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.41
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.76
5 China Securities 8.13

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 30-May-19 Portugal Portugal 2,000
2 17-May-19 Trafigura The Netherlands 540
3 16-May-19 CITIC Pacific China 1,000
4 15-May-19 Republic of the Philippines Philippines 2,500
5 29-Apr-19 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) China 1,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 25.05
2 Credit Agricole 7.04
2 HSBC 7.04
4 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) 6.90
4 Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch (BOCOM HK) 6.90

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 22-May-19 Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) China 3,000
2 16-Apr-19 ICBC Singapore Branch China 1,000
3 10-Apr-19 Bank of China Macau Branch (BOC Macau) China 4,500
4 15-Mar-19 Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch (BOCOM HK) China 2,500
5 13-Mar-19 Daimler International Finance Germany 1,000