Asia

  • 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
  • China Tower IPO: A new approach for SOE listings?

    When China Tower launched its Hong Kong IPO last week, it abandoned a long tradition of state-owned enterprises relying on cornerstone tranches for a major chunk of distribution. It was a bold move. Later this week, we will know whether it was a smart one.

    • 31 Jul 2018
  • China loans reflect bond market fears

    The slow pace of the loan market means it often gives comfort to bond bankers in times of volatility. But for those bankers with heavy pipelines of Chinese offshore bonds, a glance at the outlook for loans now paints a scary picture.

    • 26 Jul 2018
  • Regulation ad hominem on Xiaomi is a bad omen

    The decision of China’s exchanges to bar mainland investors from dual-class stocks may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but it is the darkest moment for China's market reform path since the infamous summer of 2015.

    • 17 Jul 2018
  • The Xiaomi IPO is a win for HK

    Xiaomi Corp had an inauspicious start as a publicly-traded company when its shares sank on Monday. But the rapid rebound in its stock price showed that the critics were too quick to pass judgement.

    • 10 Jul 2018

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Europe

  • Lat Am issuers have nothing to fear

    Another month, another set of headlines to scare even the most resolute of EM investors. Yet it is nearly time for Latin American primary markets to make a comeback, and issuers shouldn't let their plans get derailed.

    • 16 Aug 2018
  • Green CP: a step in the right direction

    Rabobank has launched a green CP and certificate of deposit programme, opening up the world of short-term debt to SRI investors for the first time.

    • 14 Aug 2018
  • Erdogan’s Turkey a warning for Brexit Britain

    Markets don’t like governments engaging in unnecessary economic self-harm, and after numerous warnings and cautions on its unsustainable economic policies, investors are now abandoning Turkey —Brexit Britain should beware.

    • 14 Aug 2018
  • EM fallout shouldn’t scare Lat Am issuers

    Another month, another set of headlines to scare even the most resolute of EM investors. Yet it is nearly time for Latin American primary markets to make a comeback, and issuers shouldn't let their plans get derailed.

    • 14 Aug 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 8.10%
2 Citi 11,327.61 67 6.61%
3 Morgan Stanley 11,205.74 46 6.54%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9,165.84 31 5.35%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 8,445.39 35 4.93%

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 7.61%
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.