Latest bank capital news

  • CMB Wing Lung lands tight pricing for AT1

    CMB Wing Lung Bank, the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, has printed the year's first Basel III-compliant additional tier one note from Asia, taking $400m from a deal that was priced well inside analysts’ view on fair value.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • BNP cashes out S$250m from tier two return

    BNP Paribas made a comeback to the Singapore dollar bond market to shore up its capital, bringing the year’s first Basel III-compliant tier two outing in the currency.

    • 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
  • Shanghai Commercial adds to bank capital issuance

    Shanghai Commercial Bank followed Hong Kong’s Dah Sing Bank into the bond market on Thursday with a $300m Basel III-compliant tier two deal.

    • 11 Jan 2019
  • Updated: Dah Sing heralds bank capital supply rush

    Hong Kong’s Dah Sing Bank priced a popular $225m Basel III-compliant tier two deal this week, kicking off what is set to be a critical year for Asia’s bank capital market. Addison Gong reports.

    • 10 Jan 2019
  • Dah Sing kicks off critical year for Asian bank capital

    Hong Kong’s Dah Sing Bank priced a popular $225m Basel III-compliant tier two deal, starting the market on a strong note in a year where more than $24bn of capital bonds from Asia are coming up for call.

    • 09 Jan 2019
  • Asian bond market gears up for last-minute push despite volatility

    After another volatile week, during which primary issuance went from hero to zero and the secondary market tumbled, Asian bond bankers are preparing for what they hope will be a busy last few weeks of the year — possibly until the very last working day of 2018, writes Addison Gong.

    • 22 Nov 2018
  • UBS diversifies into Sing dollars for AT1 capital

    UBS Group bagged S$700m ($509m) from a Basel III compliant additional tier one deal, adding to a growing list of European lenders that have turned to the Singapore dollar bond market to boost their capital.

    • 19 Nov 2018
  • Zhongyuan Bank AT1 tumbles in secondary

    The first dollar additional tier one (AT1) deal from a Chinese city commercial bank in almost a year struggled to find its feet in the secondary market on Wednesday.

    • 14 Nov 2018
  • Citic Bank picks size over price for AT1

    China Citic Bank International gave in to investor demands for a higher yield on its additional tier one notes, compromising on price to secure a $500m trade.

    • 31 Oct 2018

Bank capital 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 Goldman Sachs 1,075.14 2 13.79%
2 CITIC Securities 952.42 4 12.22%
3 Bank of China 754.84 3 9.68%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 721.75 3 9.26%
5 Guotai Junan Securities Co Ltd 668.93 3 8.58%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 2,199.70 15 11.32%
2 Citi 1,809.79 16 9.31%
3 JPMorgan 1,192.62 8 6.14%
4 UBS 1,022.45 9 5.26%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 1,009.43 7 5.19%

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.