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

  • Tata Capital joins NBFC queue for loans

    Tata Capital Housing Finance has joined a growing number of India’s non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) tapping the offshore loan market to take advantage of cheaper funding.

    • 11:30 AM
  • IndusInd pays up for loan return

    India’s IndusInd Bank is paying up for its latest loan, after an aggressive price cut for its previous fundraising in 2018.

    • 19 Jun 2019
  • New frontiers: the Schuldschein ventures beyond home borders

    Flushed with years of popularity in Germany and its neighbouring countries, Schuldschein arrangers have begun to look across the globe for new borrowers to tempt to the market. This year has brought the first transaction from India, and many say Reliance Industries’ success may spur more non-European entities to target the Schuldschein investors. Silas Brown reports.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • Tata Capital launches $75m debut loan

    Tata Capital Housing Finance has launched a $75m debut borrowing into the market, as another subsidiary of the Tata Group also seeks a separate maiden facility.

    • 17 Jun 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) 23.98
2 China Merchants Securities Co 16.10
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.41
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.76
5 China Securities 8.13

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 8,376.08 38 8.40%
2 Goldman Sachs 7,626.77 29 7.65%
3 Morgan Stanley 5,999.75 39 6.02%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,869.46 34 5.89%
5 UBS 5,575.07 39 5.59%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 16,862.09 149 8.08%
2 Citi 11,936.29 97 5.72%
3 JPMorgan 11,422.13 77 5.47%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 7,772.74 79 3.73%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,442.33 60 3.57%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital launches Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

    GlobalCapital is conducting a global research survey on the fast-changing markets for sustainable financing and investing. It will combine the views of issuers and investors to give a nuanced picture of how this trend is changing capital markets for both groups.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2018.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Bonds

    In part three of our results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best Local Currency Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the debut winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia has spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients in a bid to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2018. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.