Latest Asia FIG Local Currency Bonds news

  • Corrected: Investors let down by lacklustre Philippine debt market

    Bond investors in the Philippines are struggling to ramp up their portfolios as borrowers shun the debt market in favour of cheaper bank funding, according to panellists speaking at Euromoney’s Philippines Investment Forum on Monday.

    • 28 Nov 2017
  • Barclays seals Sing dollar debut bond

    UK bank Barclays made its first trip to the Singapore dollar market on Thursday, grabbing S$200m ($147.5m) from an opportunistic transaction.

    • 17 Nov 2017
  • BOC’s third green bond grabs nearly $1.5bn

    Bank of China's Paris branch raised almost $1.5bn across three currencies and tranches on Wednesday, marking the fifth offshore green bond from China this year. Concord New Energy had contrasting success and pulled out of a planned deal.

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • Barclays heads to Lion City for new bond

    Barclays is courting Singapore investors on Thursday for a benchmark subordinated Singapore dollar bond.

    • 16 Nov 2017
  • Manulife grows Sing dollar green market with tier two

    Singapore’s green bond market cracked open a bit further on Tuesday when Canadian life insurer Manulife Financial Corp sold a S$500m ($367.5m) tier two bond, only the second green deal in the currency.

    • 15 Nov 2017
  • Asia’s green market lights up with two deals on Wednesday

    Two green issuers from China are wooing buy-side accounts for new bonds, with Concord New Energy Group and Bank of China collecting investor orders from Wednesday morning.

    • 15 Nov 2017
  • BOC eyes green in multi-currency bond

    Bank of China has mandated firms to sell a multi-currency green bond through its Paris branch.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • Manulife goes green in Singapore

    Canadian insurance company Manulife Financial Corp kicked off a Singapore dollar-denominated subordinated green bond sale on Tuesday morning local time.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • Manulife visits Singapore for tier two green bond

    Canadian insurance company Manulife Financial Corp has named banks to lead a Singapore dollar-denominated subordinated green bond.

    • 10 Nov 2017
  • Chinese issuers look beyond dollars to local currency bonds

    Chinese issuers are starting to look beyond US dollars for new fundraising opportunities, with attractive cross-currency swap rates — and the potential for diversification — making Singapore dollars and euro issuance the flavour of the month. Morgan Davis reports.

    • 09 Nov 2017
  • CCB lands maiden Singapore dollar deal

    China Construction Bank Corp closed its first Singapore dollar bond on Monday, taking advantage of the thriving local currency market in southeast Asia.

    • 17 Oct 2017
  • CCB eyes bond to bolster Sing dollar reserves

    China Construction Bank Corporation launched a Singapore dollar bond on Monday, preparing to issue the bond through its local branch.

    • 16 Oct 2017
  • Dim sum still alive: BOC Aviation, BMW return for deals

    BOC Aviation and BMW set out to sell offshore renminbi bonds on Wednesday, marking a return to the market for both issuers.

    • 11 Oct 2017
  • Chinese absence an opportunity, and a test, for Asia bonds

    Chinese issuers and investors are likely to be largely absent from the dollar bond market for the next few weeks, as the country prepares for a crucial meeting of Communist Party officials. The slowdown will be a good chance for issuers from elsewhere in the region to tap the market — and demonstrate whether Asia’s bond market can remain standing without Chinese liquidity.

    • 10 Oct 2017
  • Updated: Canadian issuers hungry for dim sum

    The National Bank of Canada (NBC) has raised Rmb600m ($90.3m) from a three year bond on September 28, becoming the second Canadian issuer to hit the dim sum market in two weeks.

    • 28 Sep 2017

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 16,270.37 85 6.29%
2 UBS 14,128.60 88 5.46%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,744.37 58 4.54%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,499.94 56 4.44%
5 Morgan Stanley 10,900.56 58 4.21%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 65,522.96 435 8.65%
2 Citi 60,304.20 341 7.96%
3 JPMorgan 48,158.06 268 6.36%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 44,812.40 223 5.92%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 32,612.99 230 4.31%

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