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  • Markets welcome EU Sustainable Finance announcements

    Four major announcements have been made today by the European Commission and its Technical Expert Group, which is drafting the substance of several parts of its multi-faceted Sustainable Finance Action Plan. There were new texts on the Taxonomy, Green Bond Standard and Low Carbon Benchmarks regulations as well as guidelines for companies on how to report climate change-related information. Many market participants welcomed them.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Green bond market debates whether opex has a place in use of proceeds

    Green bond specialists are divided over whether proceeds of labelled green bonds can be used for operating expenditure, or whether they should mainly or entirely be used for capital expenditure.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • ESG price ratchet enters Schuldschein: bonds next?

    A structure developed in the loan market, in which a company’s financing margin can be lowered during the life of the deal if it improves its environmental, social and governance credentials, has crossed over into the Schuldschein market. That raises the possibility it could make the leap to the bond market, write Silas Brown and Jon Hay.

    • 13 Jun 2019

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  • ABS market needs to consider the ECB's view of STS

    Six months into its inception, the ‘simple, transparent and standardised’ (STS) securitization framework seems to be doing its job. It has successfully established a market set to inherit the majority of ABS issuance, with issuers noting a raft of new investors operating in the sector. But have those buyers made a wrong assumption about how the ECB views STS deals?

    • 18 Jun 2019

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RMB

  • Updated: Dongfeng Nissan pays up for auto ABS

    Dongfeng Nissan sold its 13th Chinese auto loan ABS, a Rmb4.3bn ($621m) three-tranche note, on June 13. Both senior tranches were priced 25bp higher than the issuer's previous deal.

    • 05 Jun 2019

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From Our Global Coverage

  • Improve the borrower experience to make CMBS more attractive, CRE pros say

    CMBS is still a dismal experience for commercial mortgage borrowers, said attendees at CREFC last week, but improvements to the process to make it a more attractive option are slow to arrive.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Markets welcome EU Sustainable Finance announcements

    Four major announcements have been made today by the European Commission and its Technical Expert Group, which is drafting the substance of several parts of its multi-faceted Sustainable Finance Action Plan. There were new texts on the Taxonomy, Green Bond Standard and Low Carbon Benchmarks regulations as well as guidelines for companies on how to report climate change-related information. Many market participants welcomed them.

    • 18 Jun 2019


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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.98
2 China Merchants Securities Co 16.10
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.41
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.76
5 China Securities 8.13

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 8,322.47 36 8.50%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,626.77 29 7.79%
3 Morgan Stanley 5,939.88 38 6.06%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,848.43 34 5.97%
5 UBS 5,300.03 38 5.41%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 16,555.56 147 8.06%
2 Citi 11,769.92 96 5.73%
3 JPMorgan 11,281.97 76 5.49%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 7,772.74 79 3.79%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,442.33 60 3.62%

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.