• The week in renminbi: China sets date for oil futures launch, Philippines wins approval for Panda debut, offshore investors hold more Chinese bonds

    China unveils plans to kick start RMB-denominated oil futures next month, the Philippines gets regulatory greenlight for its Panda bond issuance, and foreign ownership of bonds in the interbank bond market rises again in January.

    • 12 Feb 2018
  • Luxembourg ready for increased RMB flows, says fund body

    Renminbi bullishness has served Luxembourg well. The tiny country has enjoyed substantial China-related fund flows in 2017, largely thanks to a wider offering of investments, Marc Andre Bechet, director of legal and tax at the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi), told GlobalRMB.

    • 30 Jan 2018
  • BNP Paribas: London Stock Connect drawing interest

    China and the UK have still not announced the launch date of the London-Shanghai Stock Connect, but international investors are already positioning themselves to get the most out of the new link, Gary O’Brien, a senior custody banker at BNP Paribas, told GlobalRMB.

    • 29 Jan 2018
  • Panda bonds: Banks eye growth from relaxed rules

    China’s Panda bond market looks set to spring to life this year, with long-awaited guidelines said to be coming within the next two weeks. GlobalRMB takes an in-depth look at the potential for Panda bonds — and the hurdles that need to be cleared.

    • 26 Jan 2018
  • Bundesbank eyes small RMB allocation for FX reserves

    Germany's domestic central bank said this week that it would start buying renminbi assets. Andreas Dombret, a member of the board at the Bundesbank, indicated to GlobalRMB that the central bank — like others in the developed markets — would follow the European Central Bank’s small initial allocation to the currency.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • China to loosen outbound grip in 2018

    With growing demand for overseas investment, Chinese regulators could release new outbound investment quotas in 2018 by rebooting the qualified domestic institutional investor (QDII) programme and launching a two-way ETF Connect with Hong Kong.

    • 05 Jan 2018
  • BlackRock, Fidelity kick off 2018 private fund race

    Foreign asset managers in China have started the New Year in style. Fidelity International launched two funds on January 2, covering onshore equity and fixed income, after receiving its private fund management (PFM) licence last May. The move came less than a week after BlackRock got the regulatory green light for its own PFM licence.

    • 04 Jan 2018

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 35.00
2 China CITIC Bank Corp 30.00
3 China Merchants Securities Co 17.00
4 HSBC 5.00
4 Standard Chartered Bank 5.00

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 5,061.71 11 11.32%
2 Huatai Securities Co Ltd 3,404.45 12 7.62%
3 Citi 2,574.12 16 5.76%
4 UBS 2,554.62 13 5.71%
5 CITIC Securities 2,314.61 9 5.18%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 4,546.69 36 7.39%
2 Citi 4,069.98 24 6.62%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,658.91 12 5.95%
4 JPMorgan 3,357.93 14 5.46%
5 Morgan Stanley 3,085.35 21 5.02%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part II: Equities

    In the second instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Follow-On/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part I: Loans

    In the first instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan, Best High Yield Syndicated Loan, Best Leveraged/Acquisition Finance, Best Loan and Best Loans House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia regional capital markets awards 2017: the winners

    Over the last two months, GlobalCapital Asia's team has conducted pitch meetings with banks to decide the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers in Asia in 2017.