The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • China’s tighter bond rules should be applauded

    China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has tightened regulations on property companies selling bonds in the overseas market. Those with free market instincts ─ including this paper ─ would typically balk at such heavy-handedness. But a tough stance is exactly what the market needs to become sustainable in the long-run.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • Cornerstone investors: still key for HK IPOs

    Budweiser Brewing Apac is on track to seal the biggest IPO globally so far this year, and the largest in Hong Kong in more than a decade. While the base size of up to HK$76.4bn ($9.8bn) alone is impressive, equally so is the company’s decision to eschew cornerstone investors altogether. But there’s a long way to go before other issuers will be able to follow in its footsteps.

    • 09 Jul 2019
  • South Korea: well positioned to lead Asia’s green market

    South Korea’s green and sustainable bond market is thriving this year. The country is already streets ahead of its peer China, with its sovereign printing a green deal and issuers embracing new twists on these financings. That forward-thinking mentality is just the beginning.

    • 03 Jul 2019

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  • Unoriginal sin: loans copycat steals lay-out

    It is sometimes said that Asia’s loan market lacks innovation. But this is just getting ridiculous.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • With new school uniform, banker dressed for tech

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune should not wear a t-shirt to work. But apparently no-one has told a whole generation of scruffy tech teenagers.

    • 11 Jul 2019
  • Spin doctors: Not welcome in Macau casinos

    One banker recently went to Macau for a long weekend with his friends, with plans to drink large amount of whisky, eat from overflowing plates of fine food, and gamble until the small hours of the morning. “I’m going to get lucky,” he promised me.

    • 04 Jul 2019

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

  • Flying high in the year of the pig

    In his latest Clawback column, Philippe Espinasse takes a look at the Hong Kong stock exchange’s new three year plan and its desire to be a global listing hub.

    • 08 Mar 2019
  • Stabilisation profits: sharing is caring

    Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse turns his attention to one of the ECM world’s best-guarded secrets: the profits banks can make from stabilisation.

    • 13 Feb 2019

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  • Créd Ag sticks to its strength and shuns grand pretensions

    Crédit Agricole’s corporate and investment bank (CA–CIB) aims to be realistic in how offers value to clients and its parent company. It’s looking to achieve growth without overreaching in unprofitable or less strategic areas, writes David Rothnie.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • Can corp fin survive the Deutsche equities rout?

    Deutsche Bank’s strategic overhaul looks set to maintain the bank’s leading position in debt capital markets and leveraged finance. But it casts doubts over Deutsche’s ability to retain a top tier corporate finance franchise and could signal the slow death of its equity capital markets franchise, writes David Rothnie.

    • 11 Jul 2019

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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 21.85
2 China Merchants Securities Co 14.67
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.89
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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 CITIC Securities 9,346.38 46 7.80%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,791.68 35 7.34%
3 Morgan Stanley 7,131.69 47 5.95%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 6,923.83 42 5.78%
5 UBS 6,281.96 46 5.24%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 21,772.21 186 8.61%
2 Citi 15,676.35 116 6.20%
3 JPMorgan 13,488.58 90 5.33%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 10,739.32 105 4.25%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,668.56 74 3.82%

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