India's equities market is on its way to a stellar 2017, as prime minister Narendra Modi manages to push out landmark reforms, such as demonetization and the goods and services tax. But is the rally sustainable, and what now for India after its one notch rating upgrade from Moody's? 

The Big Picture

  • Adani raises $650m to fund tender offer

    India’s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone has bagged $650m from 144A/Reg S bonds to fund a tender offer of notes due next year, pricing the new issuance at a competitive level.

    • 09:00 AM
  • India seeks bookrunners for THDC, Ircon divestments

    The Indian government has sent out two requests for proposals for banks to handle the divestment of stakes in hydro-electric power company THDC India and railway construction firm Ircon International.

    • 16 Jul 2019
  • Bonds news in brief: Mengniu Dairy, LGFVs rush out post Powell hearing

    A wave of issuers — mostly Chinese — including China Mengniu Dairy Co and local government financing vehicle Guangzhou Development District Financial Holdings flooded the bond market on Thursday, riding the positive sentiment after the US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell signalled a rate cut later this month.

    • 12 Jul 2019
  • India bond debut sparks banker speculation about price, tenor and timing

    India’s plan to sell foreign currency bonds for the first time has prompted eager speculation among debt bankers in Asia. While bankers disagree over when the deal will launch and exactly what fair value will be, many expect the deal to come with a razor-thin spread. Silas Brown reports.

    • 11 Jul 2019

Comment

  • India’s rating upgrade: too little, too late

    India rejoiced late last week when Moody’s upgraded the sovereign's rating for the first time in 14 years. The boost has certainly stirred up some positive sentiment around the country and is a great stamp of approval for the numerous reforms it has put in place over the past year. But in reality, it will be business as usual, and the ratings lift will only have a limited impact — unless India thinks big.

    • 22 Nov 2017
  • Indian state IPOs: LIC needs to cut off support

    The IPOs of two Indian government-owned insurance firms have disappointed on their debuts recently, after they were bailed out by a fellow state-backed insurer. The deals are the clearest sign yet that Life Insurance Corp (LIC) needs to stop meddling in government share sales and let the market take its course.

    • 14 Nov 2017
  • This is what India’s Reits and InvITs really lack

    Market participants have lauded India’s latest efforts to encourage bond and equity issuance from real estate and infrastructure trusts, but they should curb their enthusiasm. What the sector really needs is not looser regulation, but a fundamental shift in investor thinking — which may be the hardest challenge of all.

    • 26 Sep 2017

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 21.85
2 China Merchants Securities Co 14.67
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.89
5 China Securities 7.41

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 9,346.38 46 7.88%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,791.68 35 7.42%
3 Morgan Stanley 6,937.95 46 5.85%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 6,923.83 42 5.84%
5 UBS 6,281.96 46 5.30%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 20,690.46 181 8.39%
2 Citi 15,145.16 114 6.14%
3 JPMorgan 12,957.39 88 5.25%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 10,112.16 101 4.10%
5 Bank of China 9,370.02 117 3.80%

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