Asia

  • The coronavirus graphic to watch: US cases exceed China's, Spain following

    UPDATED 27 March 2am GMT After several days of stable new coronavirus cases at around 5,000, Italy had a worse day on Thursday with over 6,000. Its total cases have been overtaken by the US, which has added 12,000 on Thursday and and now has more infected people even than China.

    • 27 Mar 2020
  • A note from GlobalCapital's managing editor

    Dear reader, These are extraordinary times for global capital markets as the world reels from the spread of Covid-19.

    • 26 Mar 2020
  • Chinese issuers need less comfort, more support

    China’s top regulators went above and beyond expectations over the weekend in providing reassurance that the country’s markets are on solid footing. While this was helpful, more action to support companies falling through the cracks is sorely needed.

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Covid-19: a transparency test for borrowers

    These are testing times for corporations around the world as they find ways to navigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their businesses and debt profiles. Now more than ever, transparency from borrowers is absolutely key.

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Yes Bank AT1 write-off: a wake up call

    The decision by the Reserve Bank of India to permanently wipe out Yes Bank’s Rp84.15bn ($1.14bn) Basel III-compliant additional tier one bond left the market in awe of the central bank’s tough stance. But it could be just what investors need right now.

    • 19 Mar 2020
  • Japan and the limits of monetary policy

    The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has joined a growing number of central banks around the world rushing to solve a problem that is not monetary in nature. Their actions are understandable — but the BoJ offers a clear example of the limits of monetary policy to solve real-world problems.

    • 17 Mar 2020
  • Asia’s IPO markets need to adapt quickly

    Asia’s IPO markets have been hit hard by the coronavirus epidemic, as travel bans and self-quarantine orders have delayed roadshows and brought deal flow to a near standstill. For the listing markets to survive, issuers, ECM bankers and investors need to adapt rapidly — and put some faith in technology.

    • 10 Mar 2020

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Europe

  • You can't separate the dollar from the US government

    US president Donald Trump looks unable to lead a global response to the health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but the dollar is unchallenged as the global safe haven in times of crisis. This contradiction is destabilising.

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Closing stock markets is not the answer

    Short selling bans in several European countries have led to fears that regulators may move to shut down stock markets altogether if the turbulence caused by the spread of Covid-19 worsens further, but this would be a serious mistake.

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Republican bailout package is finance's Patriot Act

    There is a plan to rescue the US economy with a $500bn corporate bailout. At the time of writing, that plan is held up in the US Senate. While the country's president Donald Trump is griping about the delay, it’s a fight worth having. The Republican Party's proposal is woefully short on oversight.

    • 24 Mar 2020
  • Leveraged companies need help too

    Extraordinary support measures from central banks across the world include an element of corporate lending, but all the schemes announced so far target SMEs, and companies rated BBB- and above. That leaves a gaping hole in the rescue net, which the authorities must fill.

    • 24 Mar 2020

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Ping An Bank 23.08
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 15.38
2 Bank of China (BOC) 15.38
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 15.38
5 CITIC Securities 11.54

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 4.72 26 10.05%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 4.10 12 8.73%
3 CITIC Securities 3.80 15 8.11%
4 Morgan Stanley 3.43 12 7.32%
5 UBS 1.91 14 4.07%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7.45 43 7.03%
2 HSBC 7.17 63 6.77%
3 UBS 4.74 34 4.48%
4 JPMorgan 4.69 33 4.43%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 4.62 40 4.37%

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.