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A new drive is being launched by investors in London today to persuade companies to root out modern slavery in their supply chains. The quest will be hard in two ways: firms will risk bad publicity if they find slavery; and investors are unlikely to make money out of the work.
The Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong has fined UBS HK$400m ($51m) for overcharging its clients over a 10-year period, the latest penalty to hit the Swiss bank in the city.
The week in renminbi: MSCI raises A-share weighting, CPI inflation at record high, profitability requirement scrapped for ChiNext board
In this round-up, MSCI is set to give a boost to China A-shares again at the end of the month, CPI inflation accelerated to the fastest pace in seven years and the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has decided to allow unprofitable companies to list on the ChiNext board.
China market round-up: PBoC sells bills in Hong Kong, foreign currency reserve rises, SSE launches English version of Star Market webpage
In this round-up, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) sold Rmb30bn ($4.3bn) of central bank bills in Hong Kong, China’s foreign reserves grew slightly and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) took an important step to improving foreign participation in its Star market.
China policy round-up: tariffs to be rolled back, Xi vows more market opening, China's small banks get more support
In this round-up, China hinted at de-escalating tariffs as phase-one trade deal nears, Chinese president Xi Jinping assured foreign investors of the country’s determination to open up and the Financial Stability and Development Committee (FSDC) met to discuss banks’ capital needs.
The People’s Bank of China injected Rmb400bn ($57bn) of medium-term lending facility into the interbank market on Tuesday morning to roll over Rmb403.5bn of maturing MLF. It also lowered the one-year MLF rate by 5bp to 3.25%.
The week in renminbi: Trade talks ongoing, China rolls out 5G, Caixin PMI rises while official PMI slumps
In this round-up, the US and China held another round of phone calls on trade last Friday, China officially launched the 5G mobile network and the rise in Caixin Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was at odds with the slump in the official PMI.
The World Bank has launched a public data portal providing environmental, social and governance information on sovereign governments — an area of the capital market that investors often find it harder to analyse from an ESG point of view.
China policy round-up: fourth plenum wraps up, trade deal meeting cancelled, China publishes first list of certified fintech products
In this round-up, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) said it will strengthen the country’s ideological and institutional design, the Chilean government called off a planned Apec meeting and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and the People’s Bank of China released a list of certified fintech products.
China market round-up: PMI slumps, Moody’s to acquire Chinese ESG data provider, PBoC plans RMB bills in Hong Kong
In this round-up, China’s manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index fell below market expectation in October, Moody’s will acquire a minority stake in SynTao Green Finance and the People’s Bank of China will issue Rmb30bn ($4.3bn) of bills in Hong Kong next week.
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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers
|Rank||Arranger||Share % by Volume|
|1||Bank of China (BOC)||27.09|
|2||Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)||12.86|
|3||China Merchants Bank Co||11.85|
|4||China Merchants Securities Co||9.09|
|5||Agricultural Bank of China (ABC)||5.51|
Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $b||No of issues||Share %|
|2||China International Capital Corp Ltd||13.99||70||7.05%|
Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $b||No of issues||Share %|
|3||Standard Chartered Bank||18.03||181||4.69%|
|5||Bank of America Merrill Lynch||14.17||105||3.69%|
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