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The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Caught in stalemate: China-US IPOs

    The US government shutdown hit 24 days on Monday, a record kerfuffle for the country. As primary equity markets teams, most importantly at the Securities and Exchange Commission, run on skeleton crews, the IPO pipeline could come under some threat.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Sub-one year bonds: right tool at the right time

    Sub-one year dollar bonds from Chinese issuers are back, but this time they are being used strategically to get reasonable pricing during tough times. Rather than condemn this tenor, it is time to view these notes for what they are — practical and providing flexibility.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Tightwad issuers should take note of Uzbekistan fees

    An old argument has rattled on for years between some CEEMEA issuers and banks about the wisdom of paying nothing to banks to arrange sovereign bonds. Uzbekistan has settled it.

    • 08 Jan 2019

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  • The slippery slope to workplace humiliation

    One of my favourite parts of the winter season used to be the ski trips. Nothing beats swapping the smoggy Hong Kong winters for a cabin on one of Japan’s snow-capped mountains.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • With friends like these, who needs enemies?

    Catching up with friends on the latest gossip is always good fun — but only if you are meeting at a respectable place.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Money gun ups the ante for gift giving

    One of my favourite parts of meeting up with old friends after Christmas is hearing about the gifts they received. This makes for far more entertaining conversations than bonus season talk.

    • 03 Jan 2019

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Clawback

Former ECM banker Philippe Espinasse dissects Asia's equity capital markets.

  • The Hong Kong paradox

    IPOs worldwide have been derailed by geopolitical developments — except, it seems, in Hong Kong. Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse investigates.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • 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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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 1,075.14 2 13.79%
2 CITIC Securities 952.42 4 12.22%
3 Bank of China 754.84 3 9.68%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 721.75 3 9.26%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 668.93 3 8.58%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 2,199.70 15 11.32%
2 Citi 1,809.79 16 9.31%
3 JPMorgan 1,192.62 8 6.14%
4 UBS 1,022.45 9 5.26%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 1,009.43 7 5.19%

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.