Latest RMB derivatives news
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) is planning to formally re-launch a futures contract for Chinese treasury bonds (T-bond), after piloting the product last year, Charles Li, chief executive of the bourse, told the HKEX’s RMB Fixed Income and Currency Conference on Tuesday.
The China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC) is lifting the bar on international banks to underwrite Chinese government bonds and their local branches to trade derivatives, one of a slew of measures released this weekend to set foreign banks in China free and increase competition in the onshore market.
China’s cautious approach to credit default swaps (CDS) has left the market a minnow compared with other large financial systems. Paolo Danese investigates.
The week in renminbi: China launches RMB oil futures, Bloomberg Barclays to include Chinese bonds, new PBoC governor wants more opening up
In this round-up, trading of RMB-denominated crude oil futures kicks off in Shanghai, Bloomberg Barclays sets inclusion of onshore bonds in motion, and the governor of the People’s Bank of China reiterates the central bank’s commitment to RMB internationalisation and reform and opening up.
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.
A renminbi-denominated oil futures contract could launch in 2018, a move that may reshape the global commodities market, according to industry experts.
The market for credit default swaps (CDS) in China is still in its very early stages, but the government is looking to promote their use and the first foreign bank has already got involved.
Short-dated CNY swaps have been lightly offered and the 2s/5s NDIRS curve slope has steepened slightly. Meanwhile, the People’s Bank of China is considering expanding its reverse repo operations and its Macro Prudential Assessment reporting requirements have been tweaked, writes Deirdre Yeung of Total Derivatives.
The Hong Kong Exchange (HKEX) will suspend its offering of China ministry of finance treasury bond futures after the end of the year, while no official trading data was disclosed for the Bond Connect scheme in the bourse’s 2017 interim results report.
Renminbi non-deliverable interest rate swaps (NDIRS) have been well offered on easier liquidity conditions and a long-end outperformance has driven some curve flattening momentum on Wednesday. Despite this, sources see scope for the curve to flatten further. Offshore interest in CNY bonds is said to be growing, writes Deirdre Yeung of Total Derivatives.
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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||5.27%|
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%|
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