Latest high yield news

  • Time to take corporate FRNs seriously

    The successes and failures of a handful of deals last week showed that floating rate notes are not just for financial credits, but can also serve corporations well — especially in times of real need.

    • 21 May 2018
  • Indonesia hopes rate hike will lift market

    Indonesian credits got a quick boost late last week as investor sentiment rose following an interest rate hike. But while the buy-side is again warming up to the country’s bonds, the debate continues over whether the optimism is sustainable.

    • 21 May 2018
  • Fixed vs floater: China Vanke chooses well

    A challenging market backdrop pushed China Vanke Co to go down the floating rate note route for its bond return on Thursday. It wasn’t disappointed, with bankers saying the $650m bond was priced around 15bp inside a hypothetical fixed rate deal.

    • 18 May 2018
  • Zhongyuan Yuzi falls through as China curbs local debt

    Zhongyuan Yuzi Investment Co, a provincial level local government financing vehicle (LGFV), has postponed a planned dollar bond amid weak sentiment for the sector. On the other hand, Nan Hai Corp, which pulled a deal last September, managed to get its second bond attempt past the finish line by opting for a private placement style execution.

    • 18 May 2018
  • Free sustainable investing benchmarks grow with human rights study

    The movement to create free investment benchmarks to support the Sustainable Development Goals is gathering pace, with the launch this week of a major survey of corporate human rights performance.

    • 17 May 2018
  • Cogo pulls 5yr as Greenland nabs $500m from 363-day

    Two Chinese transactions on Wednesday served as perfect examples of how duration can make a difference. Greenland Holding Group Co’s $500m sub-one year bond attracted a larger-than-expected order book, while China Overseas Grand Oceans Group (Cogo) had to pull a five year trade as a result of insufficient demand.

    • 17 May 2018
  • Updated: Rising China default rates put focus on offshore bonds

    How worried are international investors and DCM bankers about the spate of corporate bond defaults in China’s onshore debt market? Addison Gong finds out.

    • 17 May 2018
  • Updated: NagaCorp’s bond proves slippery as investors grapple with price

    Dollar bond investors got their first taste of a Cambodian credit this week when casino operator NagaCorp grabbed $300m from its debut outing. But a huge tightening in the secondary market reflected the struggle in finding a fair price for the issuer. Morgan Davis reports.

    • 17 May 2018
  • Cha-ching! Investors grab NagaCorp bond

    Cambodian casino operator NagaCorp clinched a $300m debut bond on Monday. But the gaming company’s notes looked cheap compared to other industry names in Macau, causing the yield to drop significantly in secondary trading on Tuesday.

    • 15 May 2018
  • Updated: HY corporates get in on FRN action as Founder prices

    A rare floating rate note from Peking University Founder Group on Monday stood out in a busy market, raising the question of whether the format can become popular among corporations.

    • 15 May 2018

High yield news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 21.76
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 15.11
2 CITIC Securities 15.11
4 China CITIC Bank Corp 13.60
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 10.58

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 9,879.80 45 8.93%
2 Morgan Stanley 8,481.96 28 7.66%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,123.16 33 7.34%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 6,118.37 18 5.53%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,384.74 11 4.86%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 HSBC 12,759.16 95 7.41%
2 Citi 11,327.78 69 6.58%
3 Goldman Sachs 8,568.36 34 4.97%
4 JPMorgan 8,456.82 37 4.91%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,806.04 40 4.53%

Asian polls & awards

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part IV: Investment Bank

    In the last instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of Best Asian Investment Bank and Best Investment Bank.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part II: Equities

    In the second instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Follow-On/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part I: Loans

    In the first instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan, Best High Yield Syndicated Loan, Best Leveraged/Acquisition Finance, Best Loan and Best Loans House.