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? 

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  • 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) 20.52
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.01
3 China Merchants Bank Co 12.91
4 China Merchants Securities Co 9.91
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 6.01

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 11.53 52 7.05%
2 CITIC Securities 11.10 63 6.79%
3 Morgan Stanley 9.43 59 5.77%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9.33 55 5.71%
5 UBS 9.32 71 5.70%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 29.00 254 8.40%
2 Citi 23.46 163 6.79%
3 JPMorgan 16.14 117 4.68%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 15.88 160 4.60%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12.50 94 3.62%

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