Deutsche bags bond licence in China, eyes Panda deals

In a sign of warming relations between China and Germany, regulators in China gave Deutsche Bank the licence to underwrite corporate bonds in the interbank market. But the bank has its sights set on a bigger prize — the right to joint lead underwrite Panda bonds for corporate issuers.

  • By Noah Sin
  • 12 Jul 2018

The two governments agreed to grant Deutsche Bank the licence to underwrite non-financial corporate bonds, following a meeting between Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Li Keqiang, the Chinese premier, on Monday, according to a July 9 report by the state-owned Xinhua news agency.

The German lender is looking to scoop ...

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 17-Jan-19 Everbright Water China 700
2 10-Jan-19 Beijing Enterprises Water Group China 2,000
3 18-Dec-18 Bank of China Group Investment China 2,000
4 17-Dec-18 Hungary Hungary 2,000
5 06-Dec-18 China Gas Holdings China 1,300

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 30.97
2 HSBC 18.82
3 Societe Generale 3.85
4 Bank of China (BOC) 3.68
5 Bank of Taiwan 3.30

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 22-Jan-19 QNB Finance Qatar 500
2 03-Dec-18 Huzhou Communications Investment Group China 500
3 22-Nov-18 Bank of China Tokyo Branch (BOC Tokyo) China 800
4 15-Nov-18 RusHydro Russian Federation 1,500
5 13-Nov-18 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) China 1,000