Taipan



The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • Don’t judge an IPO by its cover

    Babytree Group and Tongcheng-Elong Holdings hit the market with their Hong Kong IPOs at an unfortunate time — when volatility forced both companies to take a knife to their fundraising targets. But from a long term perspective, their moves might just pay off.

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  • Indonesian success story: Inalum bolsters bonds

    Indonesia Asahan Aluminium’s recent $4bn bond, which pulled the country’s quasi-sovereign curve tighter, has given a much-needed boost to Indonesian issuers in the offshore market.

    • 14 Nov 2018
  • Not so grand: Evergrande’s bizarre bond return

    Evergrande’s $1.8bn bond at the end of October sent ripples through Asia’s bond market. It also set a dangerous precedent for a market that is already accused of letting standards slip.

    • 06 Nov 2018

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  • Business travel in the lap of luxury

    Enjoy the small things in life, so the saying goes, and when you have a bit of money, those small, frivolous, things can go a long way.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Revenge is a dish best served cold

    I’ll admit I often took pleasure in firing an underling back in my day, feeling a perverse sense of satisfaction in asserting my authority and punishing wrongdoers.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • She says, he says: a tale of interruption

    Is banking due its own #MeToo moment? So far, there have been few whistle blowers in this testosterone filled industry, perhaps suggesting either that banks are much less sexist than some might fear, or that there are still a lot of stories yet to surface.

    • 01 Nov 2018

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Clawback

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

  • Hong Kong ECM: apply Sod’s law

    Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse says the latest proposals by Hong Kong’s Law Society could spell bad news for international securities lawyers in the city.

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • Kill or cure

    The Hong Kong Stock Exchange is looking to boost governance of listed companies through a new proposal, but is this in the best interest of shareholders? Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse has his say.

    • 04 Oct 2018

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More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.82
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.96
3 CITIC Securities 9.30
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.10
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 7.20

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,518.46 78 7.50%
2 Morgan Stanley 14,156.51 66 6.43%
3 Citi 14,074.12 91 6.39%
4 UBS 12,548.70 77 5.70%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,025.08 44 5.01%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 22,797.54 198 7.41%
2 Citi 22,552.18 150 7.33%
3 JPMorgan 14,738.77 90 4.79%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,099.48 83 4.26%
5 BNP Paribas 11,893.43 89 3.87%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Person of the year, most impressive innovation

    In the final article on our GlobalRMB awards, we talk about the key innovation of the year and highlight the individual that has made the greatest contribution to the development of China’s cross-border capital markets.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best bank for securities services

    Securities services was one of the most competitive award categories GlobalRMB had to decide this year. Our awards criteria demanded the near-impossible from participating banks: to beat the competition in the fast-changing China access scheme, while at the same time demonstrating a broad client base and the ability to be at the cutting edge of innovation.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best for ABS, CNH, G3 and Panda bonds

    In GlobalRMB's Best Bank Awards for China DCM, Standard Chartered wins for ABS and CNH, HSBC takes home the G3 Bond House Award, and Bank of China gets kudos as the Best House for Panda bond issuers.

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2018

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2018.