Taipan



The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Bond investors are playing with fire

    Asia’s bond market has had an undeniably stellar start to 2020. Despite the spread of the novel coronavirus, now named Covid-19, investors are continuing to buy bonds at remarkably tight prices as issuance accelerates. But the non-stop enthusiasm raises a serious question — are market participants too positive?

    • 24 Feb 2020
  • Equity markets should brace for worse to come after Apple’s coronavirus warning

    Apple’s announcement that it is likely to miss revenue estimates for the first quarter of 2020 should serve as a warning to equity investors that the economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak should be feared alongside any threat of it becoming a pandemic.

    • 18 Feb 2020
  • Trans Retail loan: right call on staggered fees

    Trans Retail Indonesia has caused a stir by deciding to structure its new syndicated loan with a relatively rare two-stage participation fee payment. Although not all banks will be wholeheartedly on board, the borrower’s move is savvy under the circumstances.

    • 18 Feb 2020

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  • Breaking: woman has meeting

    “What's in a name?” wrote Shakespeare. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” A banker tried applying a similar philosophy last week. It wasn’t quite so poetic.

    • 27 Feb 2020
  • When you gotta go, you gotta go crazy

    The spread of the coronavirus led to a farcical robbery this week. Call it the lighter side of social breakdown.

    • 20 Feb 2020
  • First class travel: no longer for the faint-hearted

    The coronavirus outbreak is already having an impact on my jet-setting retirement lifestyle. I suppose I shouldn’t complain ─ but I will.

    • 13 Feb 2020

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Clawback

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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Southpaw

  • UBS goes for ‘one firm’ approach to improve IB

    Sergio Ermotti’s call for improvement in UBS’s investment bank could be undermined by the arrival of his successor as chief executive, writes David Rothnie.

    • 27 Feb 2020
  • HSBC’s restructuring: is it enough though?

    HSBC’s corporate finance staff have survived its restructuring largely unscathed, but the more ambitious among them will see the bank’s plans as a missed opportunity, writes David Rothnie. And with no answer yet on the identity of the next full-time CEO, the uncertainty is not over.

    • 20 Feb 2020

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Ping An Bank 42.86
2 Bank of China (BOC) 28.57
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.29
3 China Merchants Bank Co 14.29

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 4.49 23 12.23%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 3.57 8 9.73%
3 CITIC Securities 3.46 12 9.43%
4 Morgan Stanley 3.39 11 9.23%
5 Goldman Sachs 1.70 13 4.65%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7.40 42 7.56%
2 HSBC 6.26 54 6.39%
3 UBS 4.99 32 5.10%
4 JPMorgan 4.59 31 4.69%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 4.47 37 4.57%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part III

    In the final part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we discuss the key innovation of 2019, and reveal the individual that has made the greatest contribution to reforming and internationalising the Chinese onshore market.

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part II

    In the second part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we reveal the winning banks across Panda bonds, G3 bonds and ABS, as well as the best bank for securities services and the most impressive law firm.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out which firms have been named the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2019.

  • GlobalCapital China announces 2019 awards winners: Part I

    GlobalCapital China, previously GlobalRMB, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual capital markets awards, honouring the banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China’s markets and the rest of the world. In part one of the awards, we reveal the most impressive issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Bonds

    In part three of GlobalCapital Asia's awards results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.