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Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) laid out plans for the development of green finance in the city last Friday, coinciding with the launch of a new green finance association.
China market round-up: CSOP links global investors to onshore hedge funds, firms line up London Connect listings, Hong Kong posts record RMB clearing volumes
In this round up, CSOP Asset Management creates a new platform to facilitate global investors’ access to A-share alpha strategies, first participating firms in the London-Shanghai Connect emerge, and Hong Kong registers its highest volume of RMB clearing in August.
China policy round-up: China sticks to reform plans, PBoC bills set to hit Hong Kong market, and NDRC defends BRI
In this round-up, Chinese premier Li Keqiang defends the pace of reform and opening up at the Summer Davos conference, the People’s Bank of China prepares to issue its first RMB bills in Hong Kong, and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) paints a rosy picture of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
US president Donald Trump took things up a notch with more tariffs on Chinese imports imposed on Monday, forcing China to retaliate. Meanwhile, his chief economic advisor said trade talks were still possible and BlackRock’s CEO said the US economy may actually benefit from trade war in the short term.
Goldman rejigs FIG team — BNY Mellon names China head — Sebi quickens IPO listings
The European Commission has unveiled a portfolio of financial guarantee transactions it is doing to support development in Africa and regions bordering the EU. Among them are two programmes conducted by the African Development Bank, including its new synthetic securitisation.
The Indian government has put in place new initiatives to attract capital and curb the country’s expanding deficit, including easing fundraising through overseas bonds and loans, which market watchers say are small but important steps.
The week in renminbi: Trump spoils trade talk chances, Stock Connect investor ID postponed, FTSE Russell decides on A-shares soon
US president Donald Trump takes to Twitter to clarify trade deal with China is not imminent, likely delaying planned trade talks, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing defers Stock Connect investor ID due to super typhoon, and index provider FTSE Russell will announce its A-shares decision on September 26.
China markets round-up: Oil futures gain traction, FTSE Russell close to A-shares index decision, SGX CNH futures volumes reach new high
In this markets round-up, international crude oil futures gain traction with global investors, index provider FTSE Russell will announce its decision on A-shares soon, and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) saw surging volumes of CNH futures contracts in August.
China policy round-up: Onshore ratings set for revamp, national team remains key for A-shares, dollar to stay reserve currency of choice
In this policy round-up, the People’s Bank of China revealed plans to fix its bond rating industry, state-owned entities remain a driving force in onshore equities performance, and Moody’s says the dollar is unlikely to be challenged as a global reserve currency any time soon.
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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers
|Rank||Arranger||Share % by Volume|
|1||China Merchants Securities Co||19.83|
|2||Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)||14.01|
|4||Agricultural Bank of China (ABC)||10.78|
|5||China CITIC Bank Corp||9.70|
Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $m||No of issues||Share %|
|4||China International Capital Corp Ltd||10,197.61||35||5.23%|
Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $m||No of issues||Share %|
|4||Bank of America Merrill Lynch||12,162.96||75||4.59%|
Asian polls & awards
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.
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.
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.
GlobalCapital announced the winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. This year’s two sovereign debut green finance issues, from Indonesia and Belgium, won Deals of the Year in their regions, and there were double laurels for Danone, in both the bond and loan markets.
GlobalRMB is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural awards, honouring those banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China and the rest of the world.