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The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • RCom: tender is the night

    India’s Reliance Communcations (RCom) tender and exchange offer, unveiled last week, would clear the issuer’s books of its $300m 6.5% 2020 bond. But since RCom defaulted on a payment for the notes last November, it is in no position to offer investors such paltry tender and exchange terms.

    • 16 Aug 2018
  • Hong Kong's new biotech listings deserve time to flourish

    Hong Kong has had its first taste of a pre-revenue biotechnology stock with the listing by Ascletis Pharma. Unfortunately, the company got caught up in a wave of volatility and the shares have not fared well. It was not a good start for biotech but the sector should not be judged by this one deal, as it was just the first from a bulging IPO pipeline.

    • 07 Aug 2018
  • In China, there is a lesson in stocks for bond index providers

    Bond index providers are racing to include Chinese bonds in their benchmarks. But before taking the leap, they should study a recent decision on A-share inclusion — and the sceptical response it got from investors.

    • 01 Aug 2018

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  • Please leave a message after the beeping beep

    It is all part of the daily routine for us bankers to make and receive lots of phone calls, among which there will be a few from journalists.

    • 16 Aug 2018
  • A change of scenery, but little else

    Your humble columnist is hardly the typical follower of #metoo. I’m an aging colonial with a drinking habit, a Marco Polo Diamond card, and a storied career in the financial markets. But even I occasionally brace at the nonchalant dismissal of the opposite sex.

    • 02 Aug 2018
  • Why banks need a rainy day fund

    Hong Kong’s summer typhoon season was the bane of my existence during my working years. Running between meetings in torrential rain, having umbrella wars on crowded pavements, finding out a T8 signal has been raised only after you get to the office: none of it was much fun.

    • 26 Jul 2018

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Clawback

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

  • IPOs — swipe left

    As Asian exchanges increasingly embrace the US model for new listings — the introduction of variable voting rights being a case in point — disintermediated IPOs may perhaps soon be the next fad, writes Clawback.

    • 02 Aug 2018
  • The end of cornerstones?

    Cornerstone investors used to be the trusted, fail-safe, mechanism that ensured the success of Hong Kong IPOs. Not anymore, writes Clawback columnist Philippe Espinasse.

    • 05 Jul 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 20.18
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.26
3 CITIC Securities 12.06
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.97
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.87

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 13,871.99 57 8.12%
2 Citi 11,327.61 67 6.63%
3 Morgan Stanley 11,186.61 45 6.55%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9,165.84 31 5.37%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 8,445.39 35 4.95%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 17,477.67 143 7.62%
2 Citi 15,770.34 102 6.87%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,217.92 67 4.89%
4 JPMorgan 10,857.58 61 4.73%
5 Goldman Sachs 9,731.81 44 4.24%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital SRI Awards 2018: the nominations

    The nominations for GlobalCapital's Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 have been revealed, as a result of our worldwide market poll, conducted in July.

  • GlobalCapital opens Green/SRI Bond and Loan Awards Poll 2018

    After a year of burgeoning growth and change in green, social and sustainability bond issuance, with huge acceleration in green loans, GlobalCapital today invites you to vote in its third Awards poll for this market.

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part IV: Investment Bank

    In the last instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of Best Asian Investment Bank and Best Investment Bank.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.