Latest SSA local currency bond news

  • New regulations to boost infrastructure investments

    The Chinese state council introduced new measures governing the proceeds of local government special-purpose bonds on Monday. Some of the proceeds can now be counted as project capital — which bankers said would make it easier for infrastructure projects to secure loans.

    • 11 Jun 2019
  • Portugal RMB2bn 4.09% Jun 22

    • 30 May 2019
  • Portugal opens up eurozone to China’s bond market

    Portugal attracted strong domestic interest on Thursday when it became the first issuer from the eurozone to enter the Panda bond market. Other borrowers from the eurozone are set to follow in its path, including Austria, as issuers look to broaden their investor base and develop the Panda market.

    • 30 May 2019
  • Portugal brings eurozone’s first Panda bond

    Portugal sold its long-awaited debut Panda bond on Thursday, becoming just the third European sovereign and the first from the eurozone to tap China’s bond market.

    • 30 May 2019
  • Portugal set for Panda debut

    Portugal mandated Bank of China and HSBC on Tuesday to place its first renminbi bonds on the China interbank bond market, as it looks to become the first eurozone sovereign to issue Panda bonds.

    • 21 May 2019
  • Indonesia closes record-setting Samurai

    The Republic of Indonesia raised ¥177bn ($1.6bn) from a six tranche bond sale in Japanese yen on Thursday, making it the largest public Samurai bond deal from an Asian country.

    • 17 May 2019
  • Chinese bonds one step closer to WGBI inclusion

    FTSE Russell is reviewing China for a potential upgrade under its framework for index eligibility, opening the door for onshore bonds’ inclusion in the FTSE World Government Bond Index (WGBI).

    • 17 Apr 2019
  • China bond index inclusion a ‘gesture’ – but a big one

    Global investors lauded the inclusion of Chinese bonds in Bloomberg Barclays’ flagship index this week as the start of a new era, but onshore bankers said it was only a gesture. Perhaps they are both right. The move will force global investors into the unknown and could redraw the map for global bond investment.

    • 02 Apr 2019
  • 'Tomorrow comes' as Chinese bonds make global index

    The Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index started phasing in Chinese government bonds (CGBs) and policy bank bonds on Monday. While global investors anticipated a new era for the Chinese bond market, onshore bankers insisted change would not happen overnight.

    • 02 Apr 2019
  • The week in renminbi: China bonds make index, two foreign banks to set up onshore securities JVs, PMI rebounds

    In this round-up, Chinese government and policy bank bonds are included in the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index, JP Morgan and Nomura win permission to set up securities JVs and China’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rebounds from a three-month low.

    • 01 Apr 2019

SSA local currency bond news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 21.85
2 China Merchants Securities Co 14.67
3 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.44
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 8.89
5 China Securities 7.41

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 8,376.11 38 8.27%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,051.77 31 7.95%
3 Morgan Stanley 6,109.23 41 6.03%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,877.20 34 5.80%
5 UBS 5,640.98 40 5.57%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 17,645.24 155 8.27%
2 Citi 12,384.97 99 5.80%
3 JPMorgan 11,422.13 77 5.35%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 8,189.28 83 3.84%
5 Bank of China 7,633.07 95 3.58%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Bonds

    In part three of our results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best Local Currency Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the debut winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Equities

    In part two of our results announcements, we reveal the winning equity deals and banks, including the Best Follow-on/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2018: Loans

    GlobalCapital Asia has spent the last two months talking to banks and their clients in a bid to determine the most impressive capital markets transactions and advisers across Asia ex-Japan in 2018. We are pleased to begin our awards announcements in the loan market.