Latest high grade news

  • Sun Hung Kai jumps on strong market for tap

    Sun Hung Kai Properties took advantage of a favourable market backdrop and solid aftermarket performance of its latest dollar bond to return with a tap just four days after the original transaction was priced.

    • 20 Jan 2020
  • Bonds news in brief: Evergrande, ZhengTong Auto, LGFVs raise funds

    Four Chinese borrowers hit the dollar bond market on Thursday, competing with supply from India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

    • 17 Jan 2020
  • PFC extends to 10.25 year with new 144A bond

    Power Finance Corp sold its third dollar transaction in six months, raising $750m from a slightly longer-dated deal.

    • 16 Jan 2020
  • Bond flurry continues but Vietnamese bank falls short

    The overwhelming supply of international bonds from Asia continued on Tuesday, as issuers dashed to raise dollars, and in one case, sterling. But not every borrower was able to cross the finish line.

    • 15 Jan 2020
  • Investors flock to Indonesian bonds

    Two Indonesian deals brought international investors some relief from the onslaught of Chinese bonds on Monday. Pertamina and Tower Bersama Infrastructure netted a combined $1.85bn from three tranches of notes.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • Posco makes comeback with dollar/euro bonanza

    South Korean steel company Posco made a blockbuster return to the debt market on Monday, raising $940m from dollar investors and €500m from the European market. The peak order book of about $5.75bn for the dollar portions reflected investors’ eagerness to take on investment grade risk.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • Greater China issuers flood market with dollar bonds

    Seven borrowers from Greater China raised about $2bn from new dollar bonds on Monday, while Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific tapped the Singapore dollar market.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • Asia grows its influence in European private debt

    Gradually over the past decade, Asian investors have become more and more important to European corporate private debt markets, to the point where they are now often indispensable. Asian borrowers have been slower to appear, but are now arriving. However, while these arrivals have largely benefited these markets, they have introduced a few complications.

    • 13 Jan 2020
  • CréditAg adds to China debt origination team

    Matthew Xu has become an executive director of debt capital markets in Crédit Agricole’s China debt origination and advisory team, effective Monday.

    • 13 Jan 2020
  • Investors support Asian bond market boom

    Ten more Asian issuers rushed to the dollar bond market on Monday, further adding to the record debt issuance seen in the region last week.

    • 13 Jan 2020

High grade news archive

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 %
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  • Today
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3.17 12 17.43%
2 Morgan Stanley 2.81 6 15.46%
3 CITIC Securities 1.85 5 10.20%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 1.51 2 8.30%
5 Citi 1.18 4 6.47%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 3.59 16 8.36%
2 HSBC 3.24 28 7.54%
3 JPMorgan 2.54 13 5.92%
4 RBC Capital Markets 2.22 5 5.17%
5 Barclays 2.03 16 4.74%

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.