Latest macro news

  • Time to rethink assumptions on China's economy, says Pettis

    China may seem out of the woods, given the strong GDP growth recorded in 2017 and the coordinated crackdown on leverage in its financial system, but the true reckoning has yet to come, leading China economist Michael Pettis tells GlobalRMB.

    • 28 Feb 2018
  • Updated: VW China joins ABS party with comeback deal

    Volkswagen Finance (China) is gearing up for its third appearance this year in the Chinese asset-backed securities market, plotting a Rmb3.5bn ($528.1m) deal. The transaction comes amid a flurry of foreign name originations in China in recent weeks.

    • 20 Nov 2017
  • RMB 2.0: Entering the digital realm

    Renminbi internationalisation could soon be renamed renminbi digitalisation as the People’s Bank of China continues to make inroads to becoming the first major central bank to issue its own digital currency, according to a report from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM).

    • 09 Feb 2017
  • Capital outflows leave China with no easy options

    The rising tide of capital outflows from China has left experts debating Beijing's best course of action. While there are a number of options, none are likely to generate long-term confidence in the renminbi.

    • 11 Jan 2017
  • Corporate Governance Poll 2016: Time to get serious

    Asia has taken its time in improving corporate governance standards, with experts agreeing on the need for broader action. But Taiwan and Hong Kong firms seem to be moving in the right direction, as shown in the results of this year's Asiamoney Corporate Governance poll. Paolo Danese reports.

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • Best Managed Company Awards 2016: Asia’s finest stand out

    Asiamoney is pleased to present its choices for Asia’s Best Managed Companies in 2016. In a year marked by political and economic upheaval, the region’s best firms and executives impressed on through a combination of factors including financial performance, innovation and strategic execution.

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • RMBi needs to match China reform progress, says Brookings Institution

    Renminbi globalisation has been successful so far, but now the low-hanging fruit has been picked, Chinese authorities will struggle to push through the next round of reforms, according to Eswar Prasad, professor at Cornell University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    • 12 Oct 2016
  • China regulatory fragmentation “dangerous", says IMF

    China’s reliance on a loose collection of market regulators has exacerbated market volatility, with the IMF welcoming plans for a total revamp of the financial markets institutional framework, according to Markus Rodlauer, former China mission chief and deputy director of the Asia and Pacific Department.

    • 11 Oct 2016
  • ADB chief dismisses 'over-banking' fears in Asia

    In an interview with GlobalMarkets Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Takehiko Nakao reveals the strategic thinking behind a surprisingly high degree of cooperation between the Japan and US-dominated ADB, based in Manila, and the China-dominated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), based in Beijing

    • 09 Oct 2016
  • No selling of souls in Sri Lanka: Karunanayake defends China policy

    Sri Lanka’s economy is slowly being wrestled back into shape, following the disastrous era of scattergun borrowing and spending that embodied the previous government. But, the country’s finance minister tells Global Markets, much remains to be done in order to clear a huge backlog of debt and toxic loans out of the financial system, and get the economy moving again

    • 08 Oct 2016

Macro news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 17.33
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.45
3 CITIC Securities 10.36
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.42
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 8.48

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 15,658.50 72 7.61%
2 Morgan Stanley 13,921.33 63 6.77%
3 Citi 13,640.97 88 6.63%
4 UBS 10,915.56 69 5.31%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 10,581.88 41 5.15%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 21,505.44 181 7.68%
2 Citi 20,709.67 133 7.40%
3 JPMorgan 13,802.40 85 4.93%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,328.25 77 4.40%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,208.75 54 4.00%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Person of the year, most impressive innovation

    In the final article on our GlobalRMB awards, we talk about the key innovation of the year and highlight the individual that has made the greatest contribution to the development of China’s cross-border capital markets.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best bank for securities services

    Securities services was one of the most competitive award categories GlobalRMB had to decide this year. Our awards criteria demanded the near-impossible from participating banks: to beat the competition in the fast-changing China access scheme, while at the same time demonstrating a broad client base and the ability to be at the cutting edge of innovation.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best for ABS, CNH, G3 and Panda bonds

    In GlobalRMB's Best Bank Awards for China DCM, Standard Chartered wins for ABS and CNH, HSBC takes home the G3 Bond House Award, and Bank of China gets kudos as the Best House for Panda bond issuers.

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2018

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2018.