Latest RMB loans/equity news

  • China reforms rates but leaves tough problems untouched

    China’s central bank has shaken up the way banks quote lending rates, reforming an interest rate benchmark to more closely track the market. But onshore bankers expressed doubts about the move. Rebecca Feng reports.

    • 22 Aug 2019
  • China rate reform: a market but with a very visible hand

    China unveiled a new benchmark rate, the loan prime rate (LPR), for loans this week. While hailed as a groundbreaking step towards making its benchmark lending rate more market-driven, the mechanism for determining the LPR in fact grants the central bank more control over the country’s interest rates.

    • 20 Aug 2019
  • China launches long-awaited interest rate reform

    The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) unveiled a new benchmark rate for bank loans on Saturday. The loan prime rate (LPR) will replace the current one-year lending rate, which has stood still for four years at 4.35%, as the new benchmark. The move is aimed at making the lending rates more market-based and lowering the funding cost for the real economy, analysts say.

    • 19 Aug 2019
  • ICBC head of global syndicate to join AIIB

    Industrial & Commercial Bank of China’s London-based head of global loan syndication will be moving to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing.

    • 29 Jul 2019
  • Star Market comes down to earth with a bang in China

    After creating three billionaires and causing an unprecedented 400% share price rise for one company at the end of the first trading day, Shanghai’s new technology board saw $1bn wiped out on Tuesday. As the feverish excitement among investors cools down, longer-term concerns around China’s IPO markets have emerged, writes Rebecca Feng.

    • 25 Jul 2019
  • Star board: a roller coaster ride to remember

    The first 25 companies that started trading on the new Shanghai tech board on Monday skyrocketed, as Chinese investors welcomed the Nasdaq-style equity market with frenzied trading. As the excitement cooled on Tuesday, the bourse’s performance shows that regulators must not just focus on market reform, but also on market participants.

    • 23 Jul 2019
  • The week in renminbi: Star opens for trading, financial regulators mull more open-up, China makes large purchase of US sorghum

    In this round-up, the Shanghai Star market officially opened on Monday morning, the People’s Bank of China, the China Securities Regulatory Commission and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission formally announced 11 market reform measures, and the Mainland made the largest sorghum purchase from the US since last April.

    • 22 Jul 2019
  • Shanghai's Star board set to open with 25 names

    The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) has pledged to host at least 25 companies on the Star board by July 22, when it opens for trading. That tight deadline caused nine companies to open books on the same day this week.

    • 11 Jul 2019
  • PapayaMobile withdraws from SSE Star listing

    Beijing-based PapayaMobile, a mobile advertising company, this week became the first candidate to back out of its application to list on the Star market. The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) questioned the level of advancement of the firm’s core technologies and its accuracy of disclosure.

    • 09 Jul 2019
  • China policy round-up: MoF, CSRC give SFC access to mainland firms’ audit papers, Chinese premier promises to scrap foreign ownership ahead of schedule, FTZs to enjoy greater policy-setting freedom

    In this round-up, Chinese securities regulators allow their Hong Kong counterpart to access audit papers of Hong Kong-listed mainland companies, Chinese premier Li Keqiang vowed to lift the 51% foreign ownership cap on Chinese financial firms sooner than planned, and free-trade zones (FTZs) receive more autonomy in trying out new policies.

    • 05 Jul 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 21.07
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.89
3 China Merchants Securities Co 12.45
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.55
5 China Securities 6.29

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 9,832.84 52 7.35%
2 Goldman Sachs 9,385.90 40 7.02%
3 Morgan Stanley 8,062.73 52 6.03%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,479.26 47 5.59%
5 UBS 7,462.23 53 5.58%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 23,142.11 201 8.38%
2 Citi 17,666.90 132 6.39%
3 JPMorgan 14,329.96 97 5.19%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 12,554.94 122 4.54%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,422.96 80 3.77%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital reveals SRI Award nominations

    GlobalCapital has published the nominations for its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. The winners will be announced on September 17, at our Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam.

  • GlobalCapital SRI Awards: poll extended

    In response to requests from market participants, GlobalCapital has extended the closing date of its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants can now vote until July 26.

  • GlobalCapital opens 2019 poll for SRI Awards

    GlobalCapital has launched its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants are invited to participate.

  • GlobalCapital launches Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

    GlobalCapital is conducting a global research survey on the fast-changing markets for sustainable financing and investing. It will combine the views of issuers and investors to give a nuanced picture of how this trend is changing capital markets for both groups.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2018.