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The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Asian green bonds: more catching up needed

    Asia’s green financing market has made great strides since issuance started to pick up two years ago, with 2017 seeing more regulators and issuers giving the asset class a push. But for all its impressive feats, the region’s green market is yet to come of age.

    • 09:15 AM
  • Hong Kong IPOs: the new era is here

    Hong Kong’s equity market is finally shaking off its fusty image as a home for unloved Chinese IPOs, with overstuffed bank syndicates and cornerstone tranches, and friends and family deals increasingly becoming a thing of the past. There will be naysayers, but all the signs show that the change is here to stay.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Asian sustainable lending needs a big push

    A novel green loan for Singapore-listed Wilmar has put a focus on sustainability-based borrowings in Asia — or the lack thereof. But now the agribusiness company has provided a template for such financings, the onus is on banks and borrowers to push for change in the region. The benefits may be intangible, but they will be more far-reaching than a few extra basis points on the P&L.

    • 05 Dec 2017

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  • A muted approach to meetings

    The end of the year awards season can be tense for everyone. It's hard to enjoy the lengthy meetings, endless pitches and repeat questions about the same deals over and over. So if a banker can take the meetings a little less seriously, it makes for a very refreshing change.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Getting your hands dirty is for the young

    I’ve been lucky to spend the years after my retirement never too far from my local, swilling drinks at Captain’s Bar with some good company. But the new crop of bankers retiring these days doesn’t seem content becoming a Hong Kong relic.

    • 30 Nov 2017
  • When the client really is king

    China's big-shot technology companies rule the world, as Tencent made clear when it broke through the $500bn valuation mark this week. But more importantly, these firms aren’t afraid to let their bankers know it.

    • 23 Nov 2017

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Clawback

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

  • Christmas safari

    Amid UBS’s Sergio Ermotti’s spat with regulators, Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse turns his attention to this season’s banker bonuses.

    • 04 Dec 2017
  • The end of the affair

    In this week's Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse writes about how Hong Kong’s ambitious plans to woo international companies to its stock exchange are facing a big setback.

    • 06 Nov 2017

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Southpaw

  • Nomura chief eyes US deals to build ‘proper’ IB franchise

    Nine years after the rescue of Lehman Brothers’ EMEA and Asian investment banking operations triggered a failed attempt by Nomura to enter the big league of investment banking, the Japanese bank has got the deal bug again, writes David Rothnie.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • HSBC push must survive Westerman fallout

    HSBC has been quick to stress there has been no change in strategy since the high profile departure last week of its co-head of global banking, Matthew Westerman. It must stick to its word, regardless of how many feathers the outgoing banker might have ruffled in his short time at the firm, writes David Rothnie.

    • 30 Nov 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 16,270.37 85 6.32%
2 UBS 14,128.60 88 5.49%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,744.37 58 4.56%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,422.00 55 4.44%
5 Morgan Stanley 10,900.56 58 4.23%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 35,178.30 245 8.08%
2 Citi 34,267.00 196 7.87%
3 JPMorgan 26,001.66 142 5.97%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,496.54 111 4.93%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 19,923.39 139 4.57%

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