Latest bank capital news

  • 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
  • Sing dollar bond resurgence lays groundwork for more

    Singapore dollar bond issuance came back to life in the third quarter of this year, setting the stage for a further ramp up in activity.

    • 05 Oct 2018
  • Small windows, big potential: Asian bond market gears up

    As the clock ticks down to the end of 2018, Asia’s debt issuers and bankers are hoping for a rebound in supply. But they have to first face a number of challenges, writes Addison Gong.

    • 04 Oct 2018
  • Volatility thwarts Sampath Bank bond plans

    Global volatility has caused Sri Lanka’s Sampath Bank to postpone its proposed subordinated dollar bond issue, it said on Tuesday.

    • 03 Oct 2018
  • China Life, ICBC head offshore for capital

    China Life Insurance Co is planning a return to the offshore bond market for capital after a drop in its core solvency ratio, while Industrial and Commercial Bank of China is seeking shareholders’ blessing for a Basel III additional tier one (AT1) deal.

    • 28 Sep 2018
  • Stocks, bonds react to latest Fed rate hike

    Asian equities showed mixed responses to the increase in the federal funds rate announced by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday night, while bonds in the region held up reasonably well. But there are worries that the pace of rate hikes until the end of 2019 might be too aggressive.

    • 27 Sep 2018
  • Korean insurers must tune in to investors

    Hanwha General Insurance’s failed attempt at a tier two dollar bond last week shows that not all South Korean credits can win over investors, as the buy-side looks at the country’s insurance borrowers with a lack of enthusiasm and a healthy dose of scepticism. With more Korean insurers set to hit the market, it’s time they reassess their approach to fundraisings.

    • 27 Sep 2018
  • Hanwha General’s T2 bond plans scuppered

    In a setback for South Korea’s insurance companies, Hanwha General Insurance was forced to pull its tier two dollar bond from the market on Thursday.

    • 21 Sep 2018
  • HSBC rides Sing dollar bond momentum for AT1 return

    HSBC Holdings took advantage of an open window for issuance in the Singapore dollar bond market, raising S$750m ($546m) from a Basel III-compliant additional tier one deal on Monday. But potential issuers still looking to tap the currency may need to adjust their expectations.

    • 18 Sep 2018

Bank capital news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 16.70
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.38
3 CITIC Securities 10.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.08
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 8.17

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 16,522.26 78 7.58%
2 Morgan Stanley 14,119.84 65 6.48%
3 Citi 14,051.62 90 6.44%
4 UBS 12,377.19 76 5.68%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 10,849.77 43 4.98%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 22,501.46 195 7.41%
2 Citi 22,176.06 147 7.30%
3 JPMorgan 14,738.77 90 4.85%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,958.17 82 4.27%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,835.27 58 3.90%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Person of the year, most impressive innovation

    In the final article on our GlobalRMB awards, we talk about the key innovation of the year and highlight the individual that has made the greatest contribution to the development of China’s cross-border capital markets.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best bank for securities services

    Securities services was one of the most competitive award categories GlobalRMB had to decide this year. Our awards criteria demanded the near-impossible from participating banks: to beat the competition in the fast-changing China access scheme, while at the same time demonstrating a broad client base and the ability to be at the cutting edge of innovation.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best for ABS, CNH, G3 and Panda bonds

    In GlobalRMB's Best Bank Awards for China DCM, Standard Chartered wins for ABS and CNH, HSBC takes home the G3 Bond House Award, and Bank of China gets kudos as the Best House for Panda bond issuers.

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2018

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2018.