China policy round-up: regulators moot quota-free QFII, NDRC tightens offshore bond issuance rules, Hong Kong proposes ‘insurance connect’

In this round-up, Pan Gongsheng, vice governor of the People’s Bank of China, suggests cancelling quota limits for the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) heightened scrutiny on offshore bond issuers, and the Hong Kong Insurance Authority prepares the ‘Mainland-Hong Kong Insurance Connect’.

  • By Rebecca Feng
  • 14 Jun 2019

The annual Lujiazui Forum kicked off in Shanghai on Thursday. The forum usually brings together senior government officials.

This year, Yi Huiman, chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), announced the official launch of the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s Sci-tech board, whose coded name is SSE STAR.


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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.56
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 16.09
3 China Merchants Securities Co 11.38
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 6.90
5 HSBC 5.75

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 03-Sep-19 China Power International Development China 2,000
2 02-Sep-19 China Power International Development China 500
3 22-Aug-19 Mengniu Dairy China 1,000
4 07-Aug-19 Daimler Germany 5,000
5 31-Jul-19 Cassa Depositi e Prestiti SpA Italy 1,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 32.50
2 Credit Agricole 6.34
2 HSBC 6.34
4 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) 6.22
4 Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch (BOCOM HK) 6.22

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 16-Jul-19 CIFI Holdings China 1,600
2 22-May-19 Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) China 3,000
3 16-Apr-19 ICBC Singapore Branch China 1,000
4 10-Apr-19 Bank of China Macau Branch (BOC Macau) China 4,500
5 15-Mar-19 Bank of Communications Hong Kong Branch (BOCOM HK) China 2,500