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  • Philippines receives long overdue upgrade to BBB

    Fitch Ratings upgraded the Philippines to BBB with a stable outlook from BBB- on Monday, citing the country’s strong economic performance, a move that some economists say was a long time coming.

    • 11 Dec 2017
  • Next year expect more China — in Europe

    Europe looks ripe for a wave of takeovers by Chinese companies in 2018, as the country becomes more willing to countenance dealmaking overseas after its recent pullback.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Vietnam passes new law to boost SOE sell-downs

    Vietnam is giving a fillip to transparency around IPOs of state-owned companies, passing a new law that will allow firms that are being privatised to conduct a public bookbuilding. While a step in the right direction, the effect of the law is still being debated, with many problems yet to be overcome, writes Jonathan Breen.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • Deutsche Bank tweaks top ranks in Asia ECM

    Deutsche Bank shook up the senior ranks of its equity capital markets desk in Asia this week, removing the co-head structure and merging ECM with equity derivatives. The move comes amid a global reorganisation being rolled out from the bank’s headquarters that combines the equity and debt financing units with markets. John Loh reports.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • RMB round-up: China FX reserves inch up, record RMB gold turnover on HKEX, Aberdeen nabs PFM

    China's foreign exchange reserves expanded for the tenth month running, gold futures on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) set a new record, and Aberdeen Standard Investment nabbed a private fund management licence.

    • 07 Dec 2017
  • HNA seeks Panda debut in Shenzhen

    HNA Group (International) has mandated a Chinese institution for a Rmb5bn ($756m) private placement Panda bond on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, according to a December 5 update on the bourse’s website.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • Let investors short Chinese stocks, says Asifma

    Short selling is crucial to the development of China’s equity market, especially in attracting greater foreign participation, Lyndon Chao, head of equities and post trade at the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Asifma), told GlobalRMB.

    • 06 Dec 2017
  • HKEX, SZSE: IPO Connect not imminent

    Regulators in Hong Kong and mainland China are in no urgency to launch a primary equity link, also known as IPO Connect, senior executives at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) have said.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Stock Connect ID: Market welcomes compromise

    Market participants in Hong Kong have welcomed plans by regulators to introduce investor identification (ID) for northbound Stock Connect transactions, noting that the proposal strikes a balance between regulatory transparency and market efficiency.

    • 05 Dec 2017
  • Apac IB performance hit by poor FICC business

    Global investment bank performance in Asia Pacific this year is expected to follow the troubles of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) peers, with poor market performance results in FICC. However, areas of strength emerged in debt capital markets and G10 rate trading performance in Japan, according to a new report.

    • 05 Dec 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 16,270.37 85 6.32%
2 UBS 14,128.60 88 5.49%
3 Goldman Sachs 11,744.37 58 4.56%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 11,422.00 55 4.44%
5 Morgan Stanley 10,900.56 58 4.23%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 35,178.30 245 8.08%
2 Citi 34,267.00 196 7.87%
3 JPMorgan 26,001.66 142 5.97%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,496.54 111 4.93%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 19,923.39 139 4.57%

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