Government and bank bonds take priority in Q1, pushing Pandas aside

Panda bonds could take a back seat in the first quarter of 2019 due to the expected increase in issuance of local government bonds and as banks focus on their own funding needs, according to onshore DCM bankers.

  • By Rebecca Feng
  • 07 Jan 2019

The Panda market ended 2018 and started the new year on a quiet note, even though mainland China does not celebrate Christmas or New Year holidays.

Since Hungary and Bank of China Group Investment priced two Rmb2bn ($290m) three year bonds at 4.3% and 4.13%, respectively, in mid-December, there ...

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 26.40
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 20.00
3 China Securities 13.33
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 12.00
5 Bank of China (BOC) 11.33

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 13-Mar-19 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 3,300
2 12-Mar-19 United Overseas Bank (UOB) Singapore 2,000
3 05-Mar-19 BMW Finance N.V. Germany 3,000
4 01-Mar-19 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) China 1,500
5 25-Feb-19 New Development Bank China 3,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 46.13
2 UBS 9.55
2 Haitong International Securities 9.55
2 Guotai Junan International 9.55
5 ANZ 5.73

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 13-Mar-19 Daimler International Finance Germany 1,000
2 05-Mar-19 Fantasia Holdings Group Co China 1,000
3 26-Feb-19 Far East Horizon China 440
4 22-Feb-19 Asian Development Bank (ADB) Philippines 300
5 31-Jan-19 Emirates NBD United Arab Emirates 400