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  • Between heaven and hell: capital markets get 2020 vision

    Equities are at record highs, rates at record lows; the US is quarrelling, China is slowing. As 2020 begins, participants are divided on which way markets will move. Toby Fildes picks 10 themes

    • 13 Dec 2019
  • The GlobalCapital debt capital markets survey: banks expect to make money and hire

    Markets go into 2020 fretting about a global recession and an escalation of tradetensions between the US and China, according to 25 heads of debt capital markets in the EMEA market, in Toby Fildes’ annual outlook survey. Respondents are mildly pessimistic on spreads and fees in the primary markets as well. But on the plus side, bankers are feeling hopeful about sustainability-themed bonds and almost unanimously believe issuance will top $270bn.

    • 13 Dec 2019
  • In defence of Denmark's green idea

    Denmark’s debt officials have a highly original plan to issue green bonds in which the green element can be stripped off and traded separately. It’s going to put many a green nose out of joint. That’s no bad thing: the market needs to re-examine its claims to efficacy and virtue.

    • 10 Dec 2019

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  • India should pause sovereign bond plans

    India’s plan to sell its first international bond has been caught in a battle of wills between the ministry of finance and the government. While any issuance is likely to be received well by the market, the sovereign should hold off on a deal until it is ready to present a united front to investors.

    • 29 Jul 2019

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RMB

  • SSA dim sum market building up steam

    Dim sum MTN issuance from SSAs reached a record high in 2019, and the growth is set to continue next year. The renminbi’s inclusion in the IMF’s special drawing rights (SDR) basket and global bond indices will ensure growing appetite for the instrument, according to one MTN desk head.

    • 28 Nov 2019

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From Our Global Coverage

  • Conservative victory sparks short-lived bump in rates

    The solid victory for the Conservative Party in the UK election has given investors a burst of confidence. But the rise in rates has proved short-lived and is unlikely to spark any supranational, sovereign and agency sterling issuance. Meanwhile, the outlook for the Bank of England has become slightly more hawkish.

    • 13 Dec 2019
  • Big Boris victory to fire up capital markets

    Capital markets are set for a surge of adrenalin on Friday after Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party secured a thumping majority in the UK’s general election, removing a huge weight of uncertainty about Brexit. With hopes also leaping of a US-China trade deal, government bonds, equities and sterling will all move in a risk-on direction on Friday — the only question is how far.

    • 13 Dec 2019


More from Asia

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 24.90
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 13.32
3 China Merchants Bank Co 13.15
4 China Merchants Securities Co 8.19
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.46

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 16.76 84 6.96%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 16.67 78 6.92%
3 Goldman Sachs 15.38 70 6.38%
4 UBS 14.59 105 6.06%
5 Morgan Stanley 14.27 76 5.92%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 34.78 304 8.23%
2 Citi 26.50 186 6.27%
3 Standard Chartered Bank 19.10 193 4.52%
4 JPMorgan 18.77 139 4.44%
5 BofA Securities 16.13 116 3.82%

Asian polls & awards

  • Finance Minister of the Year, CEE

    Djamshid Kuchkarov, Uzbekistan

  • GlobalCapital China Capital Market Awards 2019: open for submissions

    GlobalCapital China is pleased to invite you to participate in the GlobalCapital China Capital Market Awards 2019. Inaugurated last year under the GlobalRMB banner, the awards celebrate the accomplishments of the leading players in the renminbi debt capital markets, onshore and offshore, as well as key service providers.

  • Last chance! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2019

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, which reward the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2019.

  • 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.