• The end of Libor: Asian banks are unprepared

    How much work have Asian banks put in to get ready for the end of Libor on December 31, 2021? Senior bankers in the region tend to respond to this question with shrugs, caveats and equivocations. It is clear, they admit privately, that not much progress has been made.

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • Chinese property bonds: still the golden goose?

    Investors have mixed feelings about bonds from Chinese property companies, but a likely supply-demand rebalance could signal yet another honeymoon period for the sector.

    • 09 Oct 2019
  • The EIB should be Europe’s development hub — for now

    European politicians may be tempted to make a show by founding a new development bank. That would be a mistake. Results are what matter, not branding. To supercharge development and climate finance, the EU should choose the simplest and fastest option.

    • 08 Oct 2019
  • China should fulfil reform promise with Star

    China’s Star board, the local version of the US Nasdaq, has great potential to highlight the country’s move towards reforming its IPO market — if it’s done right.

    • 02 Oct 2019
  • Time is ripe for Myanmar to open up

    In less than a decade, Myanmar has gone from a mysterious country shut off from the outside world to a burgeoning frontier market with plenty of investment opportunities. The government has made tremendous strides, opening up to outside money. But for Myanmar to become a real success story, it needs to fully welcome foreign capital.

    • 26 Sep 2019
  • The path to zero carbon: fast will mean firm

    Investors and banks are pledging right, left and centre to fight climate change. Good for them — but the economy must get to carbon neutrality as soon as possible. This cannot be done until banks and funds refuse to fund more fossil fuels.

    • 24 Sep 2019
  • China reforms QFII, RQFII but leaves critical problems untouched

    China’s move to remove the quota limits on the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) and renminbi QFII (RQFII) schemes could help in the long-term development of the country’s financial market. But this is not nearly enough. If the regulators want to see some serious change, they need to tackle two key hurdles facing foreign investors.

    • 17 Sep 2019

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  • ECB deposit rate tiering won't hit covered bonds

    The European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to introduce tiered deposit rates means that €800bn of cash held at the central bank will pay a higher interest rate than most covered bonds. This is not bad news for spreads — it just sounds like it is.

    • 15 Oct 2019
  • Brexit deal would be rocket fuel for UK equities

    The astonishing rally in UK domestic equities in the past week as a Brexit deal with the EU started to look more likely showed how important an orderly exit from the bloc is to the market. If there is more progress towards a deal this week, the little loved sector could be primed for a resurgence in capital markets.

    • 15 Oct 2019
  • What’s wrong with good old green?

    Running in parallel with the rapid growth of the green bond market have been the numerous labels for these bonds. But the abundance of green labels risks confusing investors and diluting an important vehicle to finance projects to clean up the planet.

    • 15 Oct 2019
  • US IPO market not broken — it's simply becoming European

    The postponement of the WeWork IPO last month and the under-performance of other 2019 debutants should not be the cause of woe for the US IPO market, but a sign that investors are adopting similar price discernment to European IPO buyers.

    • 08 Oct 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 27.09
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.86
3 China Merchants Bank Co 11.85
4 China Merchants Securities Co 9.09
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.51

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 11.56 53 6.98%
2 CITIC Securities 11.15 64 6.74%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9.66 56 5.83%
4 UBS 9.66 73 5.83%
5 Morgan Stanley 9.43 59 5.70%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 29.40 258 8.37%
2 Citi 23.83 167 6.79%
3 JPMorgan 16.38 120 4.66%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 16.13 163 4.59%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12.50 94 3.56%

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