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

  • Emami Group nabs $223.5m from share sale

    The controlling shareholders of India’s Emami Group sold a 10% stake in the company to pay off debt, according to an announcement.

    • 19 Feb 2019
  • NTPC returns with $300m Samurai loan

    National Thermal Power Corp (NTPC) has become the latest Indian corporation to tap the Samurai loan market, taking advantage of the cheap pricing and abundant liquidity on offer from Japanese banks.

    • 18 Feb 2019
  • GMR Infra forms board for airports spin-off

    India’s GMR Infrastructure has put together a sub-committee from its board of directors to oversee a possible spin-off of its airports unit.

    • 18 Feb 2019
  • India offshore bonds: prepare for a tough year

    Indian debt issuers have started 2019 with a bang, rolling out more than $3bn of bonds in January. Will the country eclipse the dismal dollar bond volumes it managed last year? Don’t bet on it. As a divisive election looms, it is more likely that Indian issuance will disappoint for a second year running.

    • 12 Feb 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 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 1,472.64 4 8.89%
2 CITIC Securities 1,389.13 8 8.39%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 1,340.29 6 8.09%
4 UBS 1,164.77 8 7.03%
5 Morgan Stanley 1,105.27 8 6.67%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 5,661.56 45 10.50%
2 JPMorgan 3,669.90 22 6.81%
3 Citi 3,555.05 26 6.59%
4 Deutsche Bank 2,395.32 20 4.44%
5 UBS 2,374.41 23 4.40%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Most impressive issuers, best law firm

    In this third part of the GlobalRMB awards, we present our reasons for choosing the best issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories — and praise the strong performance of one well-known foreign law firm.