The Asian green bond market has gone from being a minnow two years ago to dominating global issuance, proving the product is here to stay. But there is still plenty of untapped potential, and more needs to be done to make environmental concerns top on the priority list.

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  • MUFG talks to investors about green senior

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is the latest Japanese bank to market a green bond in euros, with a five year senior trade. Proceeds are earmarked for renewable energy projects.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • Bond market revival gives second chance to debut issuers

    A receptive market and generous pricing worked in favour of China’s Concord New Energy Group and Indonesia’s Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS) this week, as both managed to pull off debut dollar bonds two months after failed attempts. Morgan Davis reports.

    • 18 Jan 2018
  • BPCE reruns client-directed social Samurai

    Groupe BPCE issued ¥116.1bn ($1.04bn) of Samurai notes this week across six tranches, two of which were social bonds. But unlike with many socially responsible deals, the proceeds will go to clients rather than financing projects directly.

    • 15 Jan 2018
  • Agricole puts green banker in Asia

    Crédit Agricole has moved one of its sustainable banking specialists to Asia, hoping to capitalise on what it expects to be a growing market for green bonds.

    • 11 Jan 2018

Deals

  • Sparebank eyes green covered as Luxembourg plans law

    Sparebank 1 Boligkreditt has mandated lead managers for a roadshow to market its first green covered bond. The move coincided with proposals from lawmakers in Luxembourg for a green covered bond framework.

  • MUFG talks to investors about green senior

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is the latest Japanese bank to market a green bond in euros, with a five year senior trade. Proceeds are earmarked for renewable energy projects.

  • Sustainable bond supply gives boost to Swedish krona market

    A growing enthusiasm behind sustainable debt issuance has been adding to supply volumes in Swedish krona market in 2018, with the European Investment Bank tapping a Climate Awareness Bond this week.

  • Luxembourg proposes first green covered bond law

    The finance ministry in Luxembourg has published a draft covered bond law to finance renewable energy infrastructure loans. But there could be limited demand to use the framework, and much depends on new European rules coming later this year.

Comment

  • Asian green bonds: more catching up needed

    Asia’s green financing market has made great strides since issuance started to pick up two years ago, with 2017 seeing more regulators and issuers giving the asset class a push. But for all its impressive feats, the region’s green market is yet to come of age.

    • 12 Dec 2017
  • Asian sustainable lending needs a big push

    A novel green loan for Singapore-listed Wilmar has put a focus on sustainability-based borrowings in Asia — or the lack thereof. But now the agribusiness company has provided a template for such financings, the onus is on banks and borrowers to push for change in the region. The benefits may be intangible, but they will be more far-reaching than a few extra basis points on the P&L.

    • 05 Dec 2017

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Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets special report

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
  • 19 Jan 2018
1 Goldman Sachs 2,028.67 5 15.91%
2 Huatai Securities Co Ltd 1,006.47 5 7.89%
3 Citi 773.86 5 6.07%
4 Morgan Stanley 604.46 4 4.74%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 547.16 2 4.29%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 3,253.25 9 8.50%
2 Citi 2,657.81 16 6.95%
3 JPMorgan 2,627.80 6 6.87%
4 Morgan Stanley 2,299.31 10 6.01%
5 HSBC 2,283.76 20 5.97%

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.