Latest SSA local currency bond news

  • Austria all set for debut Panda bond

    Austria has the green light from Chinese regulators for its inaugural Panda bond issue as it looks to become the second eurozone sovereign to tap the market.

    • 19 Nov 2019
  • BoJ’s Kuroda will be called to open box of tricks once more

    An increase in the consumption tax rate will hit Japan’s economy, analysts warn. Alongside a strong yen and global growth fears, this is likely to push the Bank of Japan into further easing measures. With banks creaking under the strain of low rates, Japan’s central bank, under governor Haruhiko Kuroda, will have to concoct a delicate mix of stimuli. Reported by Jasper Cox, ahead of the Bank of Japan’s September meeting

    • 30 Sep 2019
  • Kexim finds Aussie dollar interest in Taiwan

    The Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) turned to the Taiwanese market to raise Australian dollars, after finding a receptive audience for the currency.

    • 20 Sep 2019
  • Russia eyes 2019 renminbi debut as it snubs dollars

    After several years of rumours and speculation, Russia’s long nurtured plans to issue renminbi government bonds will come to fruition in this year or in early 2020. The country will not borrow in dollars, but may borrow in euros and yuan, writes Lewis McLellan.

    • 12 Sep 2019
  • RFP out for Sri Lanka’s long-waited Samurai

    The Government of Sri Lanka has invited banks to pitch for the lead arranger role for a ¥60bn ($561m) Japanese yen-denominated international bond. The deadline for submissions is next Friday.

    • 09 Sep 2019
  • India Exim appeals to Japanese investors

    Rare international bond issuer Export-Import Bank of India turned to Japan this week for a yen-denominated deal. The ¥32bn ($301.2m) trade was its first standalone Samurai bond since 2006.

    • 30 Aug 2019
  • KDB prices tightest and largest Korean Kangaroo

    Korea Development Bank moved to place the largest Korean Kangaroo earlier this week, a note that was also priced more tightly than any other Korean-issued Aussie dollar deal.

    • 22 Aug 2019
  • Philippines squeezes pricing for Samurai comeback

    The Republic of the Philippines took advantage of Japanese investors’ hunger for yield with a tightly priced four-tranche ¥92bn ($863.4m) Samurai bond.

    • 05 Aug 2019
  • 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
  • CDC sells ‘tightest ever’ Samurai

    Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations has returned to the Samurai market with what the issuer and leads said was the lowest ever coupon in the format.

    • 25 Jul 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.86
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.39
3 China Merchants Bank Co 14.21
4 China Merchants Securities Co 8.85
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.90

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 16.76 84 6.95%
2 China International Capital Corp Ltd 16.67 78 6.91%
3 Goldman Sachs 15.38 70 6.38%
4 UBS 14.59 105 6.05%
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 %
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  • 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 3.81%

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