Asia

  • China banking: long-term solutions needed

    Baoshang Bank’s takeover by the People’s Bank of China, and the continuing after-effects on the country’s banking sector, have forced regulators to adopt short-term measures to save smaller and weaker banks and securities houses.

    • 20 Jun 2019
  • UBS’s ‘pig-gate’ serves as warning for banks

    A UBS economist’s allegedly offensive comment about "Chinese pigs" has ensnared the Swiss bank in a series of unfortunate events, including being kicked off a planned dollar bond deal for China Railway Construction Corp. The backlash is overblown but serves as a warning for banks dealing with China.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Hong Kong exchange: the race is still on

    As the first half of 2019 rapidly approaches, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange appears to have lost a lot of ground to its rival bourses in the US. But the market is more resilient than one might think.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Kazakhstan reminds investors of transition risk

    Kazakhstan is one of the most interesting and exciting investment stories in the equity capital markets given its privatisation plans. But the events surrounding its election over the weekend reminded investors of the risks they face.

    • 11 Jun 2019
  • Renault-Fiat: patience is a virtue

    Fiat Chrysler spent five months trying to seal a deal with Renault — and then ran out of patience in five days. Either the deal is weaker than it looks, or Fiat's John Elkann should take a deep breath, practise smiling and try again.

    • 11 Jun 2019
  • Small Chinese bank stress: a blessing in disguise

    The surprise takeover of troubled Baoshang Bank, together with the resignation of Bank of Jinzhou’s auditor, is a wake-up call for a market that had enjoyed a rosy outlook.

    • 04 Jun 2019
  • Huarong: too many cooks spoil the book

    Bigger is not always better. Just ask Huarong Asset Management, which appointed 30 banks to manage a deal that caused headaches for bankers and investors alike.

    • 30 May 2019

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Europe

  • ABS market needs to consider the ECB's view of STS

    Six months into its inception, the ‘simple, transparent and standardised’ (STS) securitization framework seems to be doing its job. It has successfully established a market set to inherit the majority of ABS issuance, with issuers noting a raft of new investors operating in the sector. But have those buyers made a wrong assumption about how the ECB views STS deals?

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Investors can't take central bank independence for granted

    Central bank independence has long been one of the sacred cows of western financial policy, but the rise of populist politicians is increasing the possibility that it might be on the way to the abattoir.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Deutsche Bank: cutting to greatness never works

    Deutsche Bank’s plan to create a new non-core unit, housing €50bn of assets largely from its markets and banking businesses, is just more of the same old Deutsche restructuring plan, warmed over for a new management team. If a non-core unit, cuts to costs, simplification of business lines, a dash of IT spending and a focus on the best businesses didn’t work when Deutsche stock was at €30, why would it work at €6?

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Why are Woodford and LCF fine for retail, but bank bonds not?

    The suspension of the Woodford Equity Income Fund and the collapse of London Capital & Finance show how retail investors lack regulatory protection. This is strange, when a source of safer returns — bonds issued by large banks — is often deemed too complex and risky for the ordinary person to invest in.

    • 11 Jun 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 21.85
2 China Merchants Securities Co 14.67
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.89
5 China Securities 7.41

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 8,376.11 38 8.27%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,051.77 31 7.95%
3 Morgan Stanley 6,109.23 41 6.03%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,877.20 34 5.80%
5 UBS 5,640.98 40 5.57%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 HSBC 17,645.24 155 8.27%
2 Citi 12,384.97 99 5.80%
3 JPMorgan 11,422.13 77 5.35%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 8,189.28 83 3.84%
5 Bank of China 7,633.07 95 3.58%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Bonds

    In part three of our results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best Local Currency Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the debut winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia has spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients in a bid to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2018. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.