Asia

  • China’s research clampdown: a step in the wrong direction

    China’s securities firms are about to be subject to an alarming rule that will limit their capacity to provide independent research. The decision to grade firms on their ability to manage the reputation of China and guide public opinion is a big step back for the country’s financial system.

    • 15 Aug 2019
  • A real summer break will do Asian bond market good

    Volatility has hurt secondary spreads and primary deal flow in the Asian bond market but really it is no bad thing. A quiet month is just what the market needs after an overwhelming amount of supply so far this year.

    • 13 Aug 2019
  • In calling China a 'currency manipulator,' the US plays its Trump card

    The US finally labelled China a currency manipulator this week, a day after the renminbi weakened to below the psychological level of seven against the dollar. With China clearly indicating its willingness to open a new front in the trade war, the stage is set for an increase in rhetoric between the two countries.

    • 07 Aug 2019
  • Rigging Libor was wrong but so is tossing away the benchmark

    UBS and Citi trader Tom Hayes was jailed for 11 years for manipulating Libor. But while the trader argued that he was made a scapegoat for the financial crisis, perhaps the rate he rigged is a bigger victim.

    • 30 Jul 2019
  • The next war will be fought with helicopters

    Populism and economic change are melting down old idols. When the next crisis comes, new fiscal and monetary tools will be used — including helicopter money.

    • 30 Jul 2019
  • India should pause sovereign bond plans

    India’s plan to sell its first international bond has been caught in a battle of wills between the ministry of finance and the government. While any issuance is likely to be received well by the market, the sovereign should hold off on a deal until it is ready to present a united front to investors.

    • 29 Jul 2019
  • Star board: a roller coaster ride to remember

    The first 25 companies that started trading on the new Shanghai tech board on Monday skyrocketed, as Chinese investors welcomed the Nasdaq-style equity market with frenzied trading. As the excitement cooled on Tuesday, the bourse’s performance shows that regulators must not just focus on market reform, but also on market participants.

    • 23 Jul 2019

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Europe

  • Brace for more Burford-style rows if QE ramps up

    Burford Capital, the litigation funder, is under pressure over how it accounts for an obscure type of asset and how it finances its business using debt. In many respects it is a unique case, but it is a debacle fuelled by quantitative easing. With more of that on the way, pushing investors into ever more esoteric asset classes in the quest for yield, there will be plenty more businesses under scrutiny.

    • 13 Aug 2019
  • Unicorns should listen to bears and raise equity capital

    Recession fears are rising again as GDP slows, global trade tensions rise and overvalued stock markets become more volatile. Big tech should take advantage of high price to earnings ratios to raise equity capital now and to prepare for tougher days ahead.

    • 13 Aug 2019
  • Lenders: get with the times or get out

    The syndicated loan market is undergoing a transformation. Borrowers are growing in sophistication and artificial intelligence is creeping into the syndication process. It's time lenders faced a reality check: get with the programme, or get gone.

    • 13 Aug 2019
  • Latest sanctions do little to block Russia from bond market

    Russia was slapped with sanctions this week that stop US financial institutions from participating in primary issuance from the sovereign. So far, so terrifying as – eek!— Russia’s main artery of finance has been cut. Only it hasn’t been, not really. Don’t be too surprised if the Russia sovereign comes out soon with an international bond to prove it.

    • 06 Aug 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 19.93
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.40
3 China Merchants Securities Co 12.94
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.84
5 China Securities 6.54

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 9,784.84 51 7.39%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,917.01 37 6.73%
3 Morgan Stanley 8,062.73 52 6.09%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,479.26 47 5.65%
5 UBS 7,365.18 51 5.56%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 22,810.26 200 8.33%
2 Citi 17,061.26 128 6.23%
3 JPMorgan 14,213.30 96 5.19%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 12,123.46 119 4.43%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,117.96 78 3.70%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital reveals SRI Award nominations

    GlobalCapital has published the nominations for its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. The winners will be announced on September 17, at our Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam.

  • GlobalCapital SRI Awards: poll extended

    In response to requests from market participants, GlobalCapital has extended the closing date of its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants can now vote until July 26.

  • GlobalCapital opens 2019 poll for SRI Awards

    GlobalCapital has launched its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants are invited to participate.

  • GlobalCapital launches Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

    GlobalCapital is conducting a global research survey on the fast-changing markets for sustainable financing and investing. It will combine the views of issuers and investors to give a nuanced picture of how this trend is changing capital markets for both groups.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2018.