• Vivat bonds tumble as Beijing takes control

    Outstanding bonds issued by Vivat NV, the Dutch insurance group, suffered on Friday morning after its parent company Anbang Insurance Group was seized by Chinese authorities — but a sale to a European firm could provide an upside for bondholders.

    • 23 Feb 2018
  • OCBC's covered bond size ambitions thwarted

    Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) had adequate demand to print a €500m five year covered bond on Thursday, and though it was unable to reach the upper end of its size ambitions, it was able to issue the tightest Singaporean covered bond in euros.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • Chinese issuers return to the bond market

    Chinese issuers are back following the Lunar New Year break. Far East Horizon and Redco Properties Group are both wooing bond investors, effectively reopening the dollar debt market in Asia.

    • 22 Feb 2018
  • UOB issues sterling first as OCBC lines up in euro covereds

    United Overseas Bank issued its debut covered bond in sterling on Wednesday, and the first from a Singaporean bank. Despite being its maiden deal, UOB was able to match the spread of more established sterling issuers. At the same time, Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) has mandated for a euro covered bond benchmark.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Far East Horizon cooks up dollar and dim sum bonds

    Chinese financial services provider Far East Horizon is pursuing the sale of a dollar-denominated and offshore renminbi bond.

    • 21 Feb 2018
  • Intesa to sell Italy’s first ever Pro-Bond ahead of election

    Intesa Sanpaolo is looking to become the first ever Italian bank to sell a deal in the Tokyo Pro-Bond format, less than two weeks away from a general election in Italy which has made some investors nervous.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • PNB Housing looks to IFC to anchor debut Masala

    India’s PNB Housing Finance is preparing to make its debut in the offshore rupee bond market and has turned to the International Finance Corp (IFC) to make sure the deal goes off without a hitch.

    • 20 Feb 2018
  • UOB considers debut sterling covered bond

    United Overseas Bank has mandated joint leads for a covered bond roadshow in the UK with a view to potentially issuing its sterling debut. Singapore peer DBS Bank undertook a roadshow in the UK two years ago but did not follow up with a deal.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • ANZ seals maiden sustainable bond

    ANZ raised €750m this week from its first bond aligned with the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs), marking only the second such deal globally.

    • 15 Feb 2018
  • Daegu Bank finds fortune favours the bold

    South Korea’s Daegu Bank pulled off a bold $300m bond on Wednesday, choosing to price a deal with a generous new issue premium rather than delay the sale any further.

    • 08 Feb 2018
  • Three brave Asian bonds as sentiment shifts

    Three Asian debt issuers launched dollar bonds on Wednesday, taking advantage of a respite from the market turmoil that all but shut the debt market earlier this week.

    • 07 Feb 2018
  • Asian bonds on hold after equity market carnage

    Asian bond issuance has ground to a halt this week, with new deals put on hold and bankers urging caution amid volatility across the equity and bond markets.

    • 06 Feb 2018
  • Cinda AMC goes conservative on size

    China Cinda Asset Management Co raised a smaller than anticipated $2.5bn from a four-tranche deal on Thursday, despite having an order book that was about 6.6 times covered at its peak.

    • 02 Feb 2018
  • Zhongtai pushes out short term dollar bond

    Chinese issuers are continuing to circumvent regulatory approval for offshore fundraising by going down the short-term note issuance route, with Zhongtai Securities becoming the latest name to hit the market.

    • 01 Feb 2018

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 35.00
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 30.00
3 China Merchants Securities Co 17.00
4 HSBC 5.00
4 Standard Chartered Bank 5.00

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,061.71 11 11.32%
2 Huatai Securities Co Ltd 3,404.45 12 7.62%
3 Citi 2,574.12 16 5.76%
4 UBS 2,554.62 13 5.71%
5 CITIC Securities 2,314.61 9 5.18%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 4,546.69 36 7.39%
2 Citi 4,069.98 24 6.62%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,658.91 12 5.95%
4 JPMorgan 3,357.93 14 5.46%
5 Morgan Stanley 3,085.35 21 5.02%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalCapital Asia regional capital markets awards 2017: the winners

    Over the last two months, GlobalCapital Asia's team has conducted pitch meetings with banks to decide the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers in Asia in 2017.