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People & Markets

  • Malaysia slaps first 1MDB charges on Goldman

    The Malaysian government has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs for its alleged complicity in 1MDB and is seeking fines of over $3bn in a bid to recover assets from one of the world’s worst financial scandals.

    • 18 Dec 2018

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  • With ETF Connect delayed, MRF shuffles back in spotlight

    The decision to further postpone the ETF Connect between China and Hong Kong offers an opportunity to improve the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme. In a recent report, Ernst & Young and the Hong Kong Investment Funds Association offered the authorities some suggestions.

    • 07:00 AM

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  • Brace yourselves for election year

    Five countries in Asia are due to hold general elections in 2019, meaning uncertainty for capital markets is likely to be commonplace. With markets already wobbling under global pressures, surprise election results could have catastrophic effects. Bankers and investors should be prepared for a bumpy ride.

    • 12 Dec 2018
  • US-China trade war truce: a Christmas miracle?

    The meeting between US president Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping during the G20 summit resulted in a trade war ceasefire, giving capital markets a temporary breather from the threat of a fresh tariff outbreak. Asia’s debt and equity issuers should pounce on the opportunity.

    • 05 Dec 2018
  • HK to board out dodgy directors (well, almost)

    In this year’s last Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse has his say on corporate governance standards in Hong Kong-listed companies.

    • 28 Nov 2018

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

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

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 17,789.40 87 7.59%
2 Morgan Stanley 14,665.53 74 6.25%
3 Citi 14,439.29 99 6.16%
4 UBS 13,112.16 89 5.59%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,814.82 50 5.04%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 26,708.75 232 7.83%
2 Citi 23,882.97 159 7.01%
3 JPMorgan 15,519.87 98 4.55%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 14,271.29 91 4.19%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,938.23 69 4.09%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2018.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Bonds

    In part three of our results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best Local Currency Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the debut winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia has spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients in a bid to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2018. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Most impressive issuers, best law firm

    In this third part of the GlobalRMB awards, we present our reasons for choosing the best issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories — and praise the strong performance of one well-known foreign law firm.