Latest sovereigns/sub-sovereigns news

  • 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
  • People moves in brief

    JPM securitization banker leaves — Goldman Brexiter quits for politics — Balax enrols in fintech course

    • 28 Mar 2019
  • How to become the king of green

    Asia is gunning to be the world leader of green bond issuance but the market needs a spark to ignite new issuance. Sovereign green bonds will be the key to the continent’s growth in this sector.

    • 19 Mar 2019
  • Bond investors look past Sri Lanka’s political turmoil

    The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka sealed a $2.4bn bond after shaking off investor concerns about the country’s political turmoil and ratings downgrades.

    • 08 Mar 2019
  • Malaysia ends hiatus with huge Samurai

    Malaysia has closed the biggest sovereign Samurai bond in 18 years, raising ¥200bn ($1.79bn) from what could be just the first of many such deals to come.

    • 08 Mar 2019
  • BOC’s Ha resurfaces at Chinese rival

    Former Bank of China syndicate head Sebastian Ha has joined SPDB International as its head of fixed income.

    • 25 Feb 2019
  • Govt debt restructuring 'harder' with EU-Singapore deal

    An investor protection deal between the EU and Singapore, approved by the European Parliament last week, would make sovereign debt restructurings harder for governments to manage, according to industry observers.

    • 20 Feb 2019

Sovereigns/Sub-sovereigns news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 26.40
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 20.00
3 China Securities 13.33
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 12.00
5 Bank of China (BOC) 11.33

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 6,126.98 28 9.16%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,830.12 20 8.72%
3 Morgan Stanley 4,329.51 27 6.48%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3,921.06 17 5.86%
5 UBS 3,727.37 21 5.58%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,570.23 112 8.45%
2 JPMorgan 9,000.86 54 6.05%
3 Citi 8,900.47 66 5.98%
4 Credit Suisse 5,860.46 43 3.94%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 5,747.27 53 3.86%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Most impressive issuers, best law firm

    In this third part of the GlobalRMB awards, we present our reasons for choosing the best issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories — and praise the strong performance of one well-known foreign law firm.