• Poly Real Estate secures $500m despite order drop

    Poly Real Estate Group Co, the investment-grade property arm of government-owned China Poly Group Corp, ended an near four year bond hiatus with a tightly priced transaction on Monday. But a volatile market and an aggressive narrowing in pricing caused a drastic drop in orders.

    • 30 Jan 2018
  • Death of SBLCs? Bull market to blame for declining volumes

    Bonds backed by standby letters of credit have fallen from grace, as tightening spreads in the dollar bond market and growing risk appetite among investors ensure that issuers can do without credit enhancement. Have SBLCs had their day in Asia? Addison Gong finds out.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Hankook Tire seals $300m debut bond

    South Korea’s Hankook Tire Co grabbed $300m on the back of an impressive $2.3bn book on Wednesday in its debut international bond outing.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Beijing Capital compresses pricing with new three year

    Chinese state-owned Beijing Capital Group used a tried-and-tested approach for its bond return, replicating the structure of its debut deal a year ago. But its trade impressed nevertheless, priced with a negative new issue concession.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Xiamen Xiangyu, Shimao find different response to bonds

    Chinese companies Xiamen Xiangyu Group Corp and Shimao Property Holdings each raised $500m on Tuesday, but saw different reactions to their bonds. While investors were keen on the former investment grade rated name, demand for the property industry is starting to see some pull back.

    • 24 Jan 2018
  • Kospo sets strong tone for Korean dollar supply

    Korea Southern Power Co (Kospo) has priced the first public dollar bond from South Korea amid a US government shutdown. But the 144A deal saw little fallout from that. Easing tensions on the Korean peninsula, the quality of its credit and demand for short-dated paper ensured investor interest.

    • 23 Jan 2018
  • Kospo kicks off year’s Korean dollar supply

    Korea Southern Power Co (Kospo) is returning to the offshore dollar bond market after almost five years, becoming the first issuer from the country to tap international investors in 2018.

    • 22 Jan 2018
  • Geely prices opportunistic five year tighter than SOEs

    Geely Automobile Holdings opted for price over size with its new bond, landing aggressively at the middle of the final guidance range. The tactic meant the private company funded at or even inside the levels of some similarly or higher rated state-owned enterprises (SOE).

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • Jinjiang sells year’s first euro bond from Asia

    Chinese issuers Jinjiang International Holding, China South City Holding, Guangxi Communications Investment Group Corp and Tianjin Real Estate Group Co tapped the market for euro and dollar bonds on a busy Thursday.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • ‘Power of tech’ evident in Sunny’s aftermarket rally

    Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Company’s $600m bond debut tightened 15bp in the secondary market on its first day of trading, a clear sign of the rampant demand for technology credits. But despite the eye-catching tightening, even rival bankers thought the pricing was spot-on. Addison Gong reports.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Unmet demand pushes Sunny 15bp tighter in secondary

    Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Company priced a tight debut bond on Tuesday, with the notes tightening a further 15bp in secondary, showing the strength of demand for the technology sector. But despite the rally, pricing was considered spot-on by market participants.

    • 17 Jan 2018
  • Cifi, Sunny, Sanxing take bids for bonds

    Three Chinese issuers are seeking fresh funding from the dollar bond market on Tuesday, with one wooing accounts for a comeback deal and the other two making their debuts.

    • 16 Jan 2018
  • Crédit Agricole veteran Sodhi promoted to global DCM corporates head

    Crédit Agricole has named Atul Sodhi as head of global debt capital markets corporates, for which he will relocate from Hong Kong to Paris.

    • 16 Jan 2018
  • Chinese issuers fuel offshore bond sale

    Chinese issuers Peking University Founder Group, Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co, Geely Automobile Holdings and Jinjiang International Holding are meeting investors this week ahead of planned dollar and euro bond sales.

    • 15 Jan 2018
  • Guangxi duo explore international debt market

    Two issuers from the Guangxi province of China, Guangxi Financial Investment Group Co and Guangxi Communications Investment Group Corp, are hitting the dollar bond market for funds.

    • 15 Jan 2018
  • US investors buoy Tencent’s $5bn jumbo deal

    Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings added an impressive $5bn to its coffers on Thursday from its first international bond since 2015. While pricing looked fair, what surprised the leads was the strong participation from US investors.

    • 12 Jan 2018
  • Chinese energy names nab combined $1bn

    Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina) and Yingde Gases Group Co each sold a $500m bond on Thursday, taking advantage of a receptive market.

    • 12 Jan 2018
  • LGFV supply starts strong as Zhongyuan Yuzi nabs $300m

    Zhongyuan Yuzi Investment Holding Group Co sold the first offshore bond from a Chinese local government financing vehicle (LGFV) on Wednesday, pricing it 15bp inside analysts’ fair value estimates.

    • 11 Jan 2018
  • Tencent, Petron in the mix on seven-bond Thursday

    A slew of Chinese issuers are wooing dollar bond investors on Thursday, as Philippine company Petron Corp also competes for buy-side attention.

    • 11 Jan 2018
  • Greater China property companies build offshore momentum

    Dollar investors had plenty of Chinese property bonds to choose from this week, with four issuers competing for their attention on Tuesday. But with no end in sight to the pipeline, companies will have to navigate the market carefully, or cough up a premium for their bonds.

    • 10 Jan 2018
  • Chinese supply continues to dominate Asia DCM

    Chinese issuers BOSC International, a local government financing vehicle from Henan, Lai Fung Holdings and Hilong Holding are in the market with new deals on a busy day for issuance.

    • 10 Jan 2018
  • Tencent prepares for Thursday bond outing

    Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings is taking feedback from global investors for a 144A/Reg S transaction, and is looking to hit the market on Thursday morning.

    • 10 Jan 2018
  • Longfor Properties solidifies IG and sector appeal

    Investors lapped up Longfor Properties Co’s $800m bonds on Monday, in a vote of confidence not just for the investment grade rated Chinese company but also the broader property industry.

    • 09 Jan 2018
  • PowerChina, BOSC International to meet investors for bonds

    Power Construction Corporation of China (PowerChina), Bank of Shanghai subsidiary BOSC International Company and financial services firm Guangxi Financial Investment Group Co are testing investor appetite for new bonds.

    • 09 Jan 2018
  • Greater China property companies target dollar investors

    Property companies Country Garden Holdings Co (CoGard), Times Property Holdings, Tahoe Group Co and Wharf Real Estate Investment Company hit the dollar debt market in force on Tuesday.

    • 09 Jan 2018
  • CoGard-led real estate trio market bonds

    Country Garden Holdings Company (CoGard) and SEA Holdings are planning their comebacks to the offshore debt market, while Wharf Real Estate Investment Co is set to test its luck with accounts for the first time.

    • 08 Jan 2018
  • Longfor rolls out dual tranche dollar deal

    Longfor Properties Co returned to the dollar market on Monday for its second investment grade deal in six months.

    • 08 Jan 2018
  • Citic starts year with $750m trade

    Chinese conglomerate Citic became one of the first movers in the dollar debt market this week, raising $750m from a dual-tranche bond on Thursday.

    • 05 Jan 2018
  • Provincial LGFV Zhongyuan Yuzi preps for debut

    Zhongyuan Yuzi Investment Holding Group Co, a local government financing vehicle in China’s Henan province, is sounding out investors for its inaugural dollar bond.

    • 05 Jan 2018
  • Asia opens year with green bond after record-breaking 2017

    Will 2018 be yet another record year for Asia’s green bond market? The signs were good this week. Swire Properties chose the format for the region’s first dollar bond of the year. Addison Gong reports.

    • 04 Jan 2018
  • Citic launches dual tranche trade

    Chinese conglomerate Citic began marketing a dual tranche dollar bond on Thursday morning, nearly a year after its last debt sale.

    • 04 Jan 2018
  • Citic lays groundwork for return to dollars

    Chinese conglomerate Citic has named banks to lead its first dollar bond sale of the year.

    • 03 Jan 2018
  • Swire Properties kicks off 2018 supply with green bond

    Swire Properties is set to become Asia ex-Japan's first issuer of international bonds in the new year, opening books for a 10 year dollar green deal on Wednesday morning.

    • 03 Jan 2018
  • Swire Properties eyes new green bond

    Hong Kong’s Swire Properties is gearing up to become one of the first offshore bond issuers of the year, taking feedback from the market for a potential dollar-denominated green deal.

    • 02 Jan 2018

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%

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  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Investment banks

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  • GlobalCapital China announces 2019 awards winners: Part I

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    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.