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

  • RCom: tender is the night

    India’s Reliance Communcations (RCom) tender and exchange offer, unveiled last week, would clear the issuer’s books of its $300m 6.5% 2020 bond. But since RCom defaulted on a payment for the notes last November, it is in no position to offer investors such paltry tender and exchange terms.

    • 16 Aug 2018
  • Tata Motors closes $237.6m loan for bond buyback

    India’s Tata Motors has closed the senior syndication of an offshore loan worth $237.6m, helping the company fund the buyback of bonds due in 2020.

    • 16 Aug 2018
  • MUFG Bank hires Harlalka as India markets head

    MUFG Bank has named ex-Royal Bank of Scotland executive Gyan Harlalka as head of global markets for India.

    • 14 Aug 2018
  • CreditAccess Grameen prices $162m India IPO

    CreditAccess Grameen has raised Rp11.3bn ($161.7m) after pricing its flotation in India at the best terms for the issuer, a banker on the deal said.

    • 14 Aug 2018

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 China Merchants Securities Co 20.18
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.26
3 CITIC Securities 12.06
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.97
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.87

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 13,871.99 57 8.11%
2 Citi 11,327.61 67 6.62%
3 Morgan Stanley 11,205.74 46 6.55%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9,165.84 31 5.36%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 8,445.39 35 4.93%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 17,477.67 143 7.61%
2 Citi 15,770.34 102 6.87%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,217.92 67 4.89%
4 JPMorgan 10,857.58 61 4.73%
5 Goldman Sachs 9,731.81 44 4.24%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital SRI Awards 2018: the nominations

    The nominations for GlobalCapital's Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 have been revealed, as a result of our worldwide market poll, conducted in July.

  • GlobalCapital opens Green/SRI Bond and Loan Awards Poll 2018

    After a year of burgeoning growth and change in green, social and sustainability bond issuance, with huge acceleration in green loans, GlobalCapital today invites you to vote in its third Awards poll for this market.

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

  • 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.