• NAB hires new Asia DCM banker from Commerzbank

    Lorna Greene, a former Commerzbank banker, has resurfaced as a member of National Australia Bank’s Asia DCM team.

    • 28 Jan 2016
  • Ex-Commerzbank DCM banker resurfaces at NAB

    A former Commerzbank banker has resurfaced as a member of National Australia Bank’s Asia DCM team.

    • 25 Jan 2016
  • IRFC picked to issue Masala bonds in London

    London is set to welcome the first Masala bond by an Indian corporate with state-owned Indian Railway Finance Corp (IRFC) picked to lead the way.

    • 20 Jan 2016
  • CNMM digs out $500m with SBLC-backed dollar debut

    China Nonferrous Metal Mining’s inaugural dollar bond resonated well with investors as the combination of a strong government link, a standby letter of credit and juicy yields proved a winning recipe.

    • 20 Jan 2016
  • Citi Apac DCM syndicate team loses one

    A member of Citi’s Asia Pacific DCM syndicate team in Hong Kong has parted ways with the lender, sources close to the move have told GlobalCapital Asia.

    • 20 Jan 2016
  • BoCom, CNMM open books for dollar bonds

    The Asian bond market woke up to a pair of Chinese investment grade credits on Tuesday with Bank of Communications Hong Kong and China Nonferrous Metal Mining looking to tie up their respective dollar deals.

    • 19 Jan 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow boosts DCM practice

    Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow has strengthened its DCM franchise by hiring Pallavi Gopinath Aney in Singapore.

    • 15 Jan 2016
  • Raber sets out strategy for Standard Chartered DCM

    Standard Chartered has revealed the new management structure of its global capital markets team following a highly publicised restructuring last year. Leading the revamped capital markets unit is Henrik Raber, who told GlobalCapital Asia this week that he is confident the bank will be able to stand strong amid changes. Rev Hui reports.

    • 14 Jan 2016
  • Asian issuers search for alternatives amid volatility

    Asia’s primary dollar bond market has seesawed since the start of the year, with paralysis one day and a flood of deals the next. This has caused market participants to scramble to come up with different strategies to navigate the market, writes Narae Kim.

    • 14 Jan 2016
  • Haven status drives investors to Komipo's new 5.5 year

    Korea Midland Power Co (Komipo) bagged $300m from new 5.5 year notes that were four times subscribed on January 13. The Aa2/AA-/AA- rated borrower offered investors something of a safe haven play amid the recent volatility, with strong demand allowing the issuer to print the new bond with little premium.

    • 14 Jan 2016
  • HNA Group Intl mulls Panda bond in exchange market

    HNA Group International, a Hong Kong-based investment holding subsidiary of airline HNA Group, is preparing its debut Panda bond. The trade will be sold into China’s exchange bond market, which has recently started giving approvals for Panda bonds from red chip companies.

    • 13 Jan 2016
  • CNMM, Vista Land, Hangzhou Hikvision ready offshore bonds

    China Nonferrous Metal Mining and Vista Land & Lifescapes are meeting investors ahead of their respective dollar offerings, while Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology is set to gauge interest in Europe for a euro-denominated deal.

    • 13 Jan 2016
  • India Exim, Komipo, HK Airlines, Hsin Chong out for dollars

    The Asia ex-Japan debt capital market was crowded with dollar issuers on January 13, with two investment grade bonds and two high yield notes opening in the morning.

    • 13 Jan 2016
  • India finalises green bond framework

    India finally has a formal green bond framework after the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) approved a draft proposal released at the end of last year.

    • 12 Jan 2016
  • China opens Panda bonds to Red Chip companies

    China’s reopened Panda bond market is continuing to gather momentum with the first issues from two offshore listed companies. The deals are the first Pandas sold into the country’s exchange bond market and mark a new issuer frontier for the product.

    • 08 Jan 2016
  • Deutsche names new head of Apac syndicate and origination

    Deutsche Bank has appointed Jake Gearhart as head of debt syndicate and origination for Asia Pacific.

    • 08 Jan 2016
  • Bright start for Asia DCM hindered by China issues

    The heavily oversubscribed books for the year’s first three Asia ex-Japan bond deals should not be taken as a sign that issuers will have an easy time in 2016. With macro concerns linked to China once again rearing their ugly head, market participants are predicting a tough year ahead. Rev Hui reports.

    • 07 Jan 2016
  • Popular return cements Swire’s safe haven status

    Swire Properties received a good reception for its $500m bond on January 6, capturing an order book that was more than three times bigger thanks to its safe haven status in a volatile market.

    • 07 Jan 2016
  • Swire, KDB lead the way for Asian IG bonds

    Hong Kong real estate giant Swire Properties and the Korea Development Bank have launched the first investment grade bonds from Asia for 2016, opening books for dollar-denominated transactions on January 6.

    • 06 Jan 2016
  • Komipo hires banks for Q1 dollar bond

    Korea Midland Power Co (Komipo) has mandated three banks for a dollar offering ahead of the redemption of an outstanding note due in March.

    • 05 Jan 2016
  • Asia DCM off to a busy start in 2016

    Asia’s debt capital market is set for a busy start to the year with both repeat and debut issuers looking to sell dollar offerings as early as this week.

    • 04 Jan 2016

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Ping An Bank 23.08
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 15.38
2 Bank of China (BOC) 15.38
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 15.38
5 CITIC Securities 11.54

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 4.72 26 10.05%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 4.10 12 8.73%
3 CITIC Securities 3.80 15 8.11%
4 Morgan Stanley 3.43 12 7.32%
5 UBS 1.91 14 4.07%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 7.45 43 7.03%
2 HSBC 7.17 63 6.77%
3 UBS 4.74 34 4.48%
4 JPMorgan 4.69 33 4.43%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 4.62 40 4.37%

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.