Latest high grade news

  • Chinese duo keep Asian primary bond market alive

    Local government-owned Shandong Guohui Investment Co made a quick comeback to the dollar bond market to raise $300m on Thursday, when its Chinese peer Qingdao Jimo District Urban Development Investment Co made its offshore debut.

    • 16 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
  • Senior DCM banker leaves Credit Suisse

    Credit Suisse's head of Greater China debt capital markets has quit the bank, according to sources.

    • 07 Aug 2019
  • Trade war silences Asian primary bond market

    Asia’s primary bond market was quiet for the second day in a row on Tuesday, as investors continued to remain wary about rising tensions between the US and China.

    • 06 Aug 2019
  • Sinopec takes $2bn in soft market

    China Petrochemical Corp (Sinopec) navigated a weak market following this week’s rate cut announcement to raise $2bn from a three-tranche deal. While it took a smaller amount than usual, its transaction was well-timed, say bankers.

    • 02 Aug 2019
  • Updated: Lotte returns with sustainability bond

    South Korea’s sustainable financing efforts were given a boost this week, after Lotte Property and Development Co sold a $300m bond.

    • 31 Jul 2019
  • Sino-Ocean closes $600m bond sale

    Sino-Ocean Group Holding, a Chinese investment company that focuses on the property market, took advantage of the positive backdrop on Monday to seal a $600m bond.

    • 30 Jul 2019
  • Shandong Hi-Speed goes long with popular dual-trancher

    Chinese provincial government-owned Shandong Hi-Speed Group Co has pushed out its maturity profile with a $1.4bn dual-tranche transaction. It priced the senior perpetual tranche at the same level as some of its bigger state-owned peers, thanks to a six times covered order book.

    • 26 Jul 2019
  • Guyett embraces pragmatism with corporate finance push

    HSBC’s new global banking boss has quietly redesigned the division and fleshed out a cohesive corporate finance strategy that plays to its strengths, writes David Rothnie.

    • 25 Jul 2019
  • Years after Libor scandal, experts argue benchmark should stay

    As the market prepares for Libors to end their run as the world’s most prevalent reference rates, there is growing support for the benchmarks to be reprieved.

    • 25 Jul 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.