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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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 18.90
2 CITIC Securities 14.44
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 13.13
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.13
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 11.81

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Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 28-Jun-18 China Water Affairs Group China 200
2 26-Jun-18 Want Want China Holdings Taiwan 500
3 14-Jun-18 Bank of China Group Investment China 1,000
4 29-May-18 CITIC Pacific China 1,000
5 24-May-18 Beijing Enterprises Water Group China 3,000

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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