Asia

  • As Ant Financial eyes HK, expect Alibaba halo to emerge

    Ant Financial’s planned Hong Kong listing is just one of many jumbo deals that could land on the bourse this year. But few issuers will have such a clear path to success. The Alibaba halo should not be underestimated.

    • 22 Jan 2020
  • Pulled deals: a warning sign for Asian bonds

    The Asian bond market has been red hot since the start of 2020. With nearly every day bringing a number of blowout deals, it would be easy to overlook the three borrowers that have fallen short of completing their proposed transactions. But the failed deals may be a sign of things to come.

    • 21 Jan 2020
  • Trade agreement adds to loan market woes

    The US and China’s signing of the phase one agreement on trade this week will finally put almost two years of battling and tit-for-tat tariff retaliation behind the countries. However, while the truce may pave the way for more market stability and a boost in investor sentiment, it spells trouble for the Chinese offshore loan market.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • Beware the dangers lurking in Asia

    Asia’s debt and equity markets made a roaring start to 2020, with dollar bonds flooding the market and companies lining up for IPOs. But the first few days of the new year have also shown that issuers, capital markets bankers and investors should be prepared for some nasty surprises.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Investors talk big on corporate responsibility, but act feebly

    The noise about how capitalism is changing to a system in which social purpose is restored to the centre of companies' and investors' aims is now deafening. But look below the surface and the actual governance record of many companies and investors is dreadful. Most shareholders are too supine even to defend their own rights.

    • 07 Jan 2020
  • Short selling can promote greater corporate responsibility

    Short sellers' detractors say they are detrimental to the responsible stewardship of companies. This is unfair; they can play a useful role in highlighting deceptive practices in a world of greenwashing.

    • 07 Jan 2020
  • Investors should heed worrying signals from China

    Rising defaults by Chinese firms onshore have triggered sell-offs in numerous parts of the dollar bond market over the past few weeks. But international investors appear too complacent about the health of some of the largest debt issuers from the mainland. More scepticism is needed.

    • 17 Dec 2019

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Europe

  • How would UK capital markets handle a BoE rate hike?

    A Bank of England rate hike is in no one's short term thinking. But if it happened, it could be dire for the housing market and therefore, for those parts of the capital markets that exist because of it.

    • 21 Jan 2020
  • SSAs should toughen up on pricing

    Bankers are quick to warn issuers of the problems that arise from pushing too hard on pricing. But borrowers such as Rentenbank are showing that those with smaller funding needs don’t necessarily have to take them at their word.

    • 21 Jan 2020
  • Irish securitization could yet survive the 2020 election

    With Sinn Féin down in the polls, securitization investors should cheer at the thought of Fianna Fáil winning the Irish election this year.

    • 21 Jan 2020
  • This euro market is made for Monte

    The only thing missing from a stellar start to 2020 is a capital transaction from Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

    • 14 Jan 2020

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.86
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.39
3 China Merchants Bank Co 14.21
4 China Merchants Securities Co 8.85
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.90

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 3.43 16 14.07%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 3.30 5 13.56%
3 Morgan Stanley 2.76 8 11.34%
4 CITIC Securities 1.95 6 8.01%
5 Citi 1.49 9 6.11%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 5.04 24 8.43%
2 HSBC 4.17 35 6.98%
3 UBS 3.58 19 5.99%
4 BofA Securities 3.53 11 5.91%
5 Credit Suisse 3.37 24 5.64%

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.