Latest high grade news

  • Indian debt issuance: two steps forward, one step back

    The Reserve Bank of India’s recent reforms to its external commercial borrowings (ECB) policy make for a simpler and looser process for borrowers raising debt offshore. But the central bank has also thrown up new roadblocks for issuers that could drastically affect their access to capital markets.

    • 09:30 AM
  • Redux or reset? Asian bonds show risks

    Asia’s offshore bond market has had a strong start to the year, moving past the doom and gloom that ended 2018. But there are already signs the difficult conditions that defined last year may only be around the corner.

    • 09:15 AM
  • Country Garden hits $1bn target with dual-trancher

    Country Garden Holdings (CoGard) raised $1bn from a two-part deal, hitting its size goal and finding the money it needs to refinance some of its maturing debt.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • BPCL follows India rule change with short bond

    Bharat Petroleum Corp (BPCL) took advantage of the new guidelines from India’s central bank to roll out a three year bond, opting for a maturity it was previously blocked from tapping.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • Investors look beyond politics in KNOC Samurai

    Korea National Oil Corp’s debut in the Japanese yen market on Wednesday was one to remember. The deal was the largest single-tranche Samurai bond on record in Asia, despite a rise in tensions between the two countries.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Looming election casts shadow over Indian dollar bond issuance

    Indian bond issuers have started 2019 with a bang, enjoying the benefits of an optimistic dollar debt market. But with a national election looming — and with no guarantees that credit markets will not take a turn for the worse — it will be far from plain sailing. Morgan Davis reports.

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Hanwha Total debuts with $400m bond

    South Korea’s Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co brought its maiden dollar bond to the market on Tuesday, appealing to investors with its strong credentials and scarcity value.

    • 16 Jan 2019
  • Investors snap up first 2019 Korean deal

    Investors flocked to Korea Midland Power Co’s (Komipo) green bond on Monday, funnelling $3bn of orders into a $300m deal that offered a quality credit and an attractive tenor to the buy side.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Early January bond volume ‘underwhelming’

    Dollar bond issuance in Asia appears to have got off to a strong start, with a rally both in the primary and secondary markets. But that is not enough for many DCM bankers in the region, who are hoping for a bigger upside.

    • 14 Jan 2019
  • Positive sentiment boosts India, Indonesia bonds

    Indian and Indonesian dollar bonds were buoyed last week by positive investor sentiment that drove secondary market trading and paved the way for fresh debt issuance.

    • 14 Jan 2019

High grade news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 1,277.35 6 14.99%
2 Goldman Sachs 1,075.14 2 12.62%
3 Bank of China 754.84 3 8.86%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 721.75 3 8.47%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 687.65 4 8.07%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 2,199.70 15 10.28%
2 Citi 2,109.79 17 9.86%
3 JPMorgan 1,192.62 8 5.58%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 1,109.43 8 5.19%
5 UBS 1,022.45 9 4.78%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Most impressive issuers, best law firm

    In this third part of the GlobalRMB awards, we present our reasons for choosing the best issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories — and praise the strong performance of one well-known foreign law firm.