Latest sovereigns/sub-sovereigns news

  • Corp finance chief Wallace to leave HSBC

    HSBC is looking for a new head of corporate finance coverage to replace Matthew Wallace, who is quitting the firm. Meanwhile, Simon Derrick and Michael Ellam have been handed new jobs as the bank reorganises the way it covers investors and public sector institutions. In Asia Pacific, Rami Hayek is leaving his post.

    • 23 Jan 2020
  • Philippines returns to euros with dual-tranche bond

    The Republic of the Philippines hit the market with a pair of euro benchmark bonds on Tuesday, making a rapid comeback to the currency.

    • 22 Jan 2020
  • HK hit with another downgrade as Moody’s slashes rating

    Hong Kong got a blow from Moody’s on Monday after the agency downgraded the special administrative region’s rating to Aa3 from Aa2, largely because of the lack of an effective response from the government to months of volatility. Rashmi Kumar reports.

    • 21 Jan 2020
  • Tight dollar successes for KfW and Canada

    KfW and Canada both launched dollar benchmarks on Wednesday, bringing a pair of highly subscribed and tight deals. Following their success, two Asian SSA issuers prepare to join the busy dollar market.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • China government debt set to hit new high after record 2019

    China’s government debt last year grew at its fastest pace annually since 2009, while central and local government borrowing shows no signs of slowing.

    • 14 Jan 2020
  • World Bank’s cat bonds a win for all, says analyst

    Catastrophe bonds issued by the World Bank have been positive for both investors and the countries receiving protection from the securities, according to one market veteran. The organisation’s activity in insurance-linked securities has been highly innovative but has also received criticism from some quarters.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Laos lands international rating as Moody’s tags it B3

    Lao People's Democratic Republic has taken a step towards selling a public dollar bond in the international market, after gaining its first local and foreign currency issuer ratings from Moody’s on Wednesday.

    • 09 Jan 2020
  • Indonesia jumpstarts 2020 funding with dollars, euros

    The Republic of Indonesia made an opportunistic outing this week, tapping both the dollar and the euro bond markets for about $3bn. The sovereign started the year with a different approach to its annual funding, in a bid to take advantage of strong liquidity in both the currencies, writes Morgan Davis.

    • 08 Jan 2020
  • HSBC picks new DCM heads

    HSBC has named two bankers as global co-heads of its debt capital markets team, replacing Jean-Marc Mercier. It is also planning to open two new desks.

    • 17 Dec 2019
  • 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

Sovereigns/Sub-sovereigns news archive

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 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3.43 16 14.07%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 3.30 5 13.56%
3 Morgan Stanley 2.76 8 11.34%
4 CITIC Securities 1.95 6 8.01%
5 Citi 1.49 9 6.11%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Citi 5.04 24 8.43%
2 HSBC 4.17 35 6.98%
3 UBS 3.58 19 5.99%
4 BofA Securities 3.53 11 5.91%
5 Credit Suisse 3.37 24 5.64%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part III

    In the final part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we discuss the key innovation of 2019, and reveal the individual that has made the greatest contribution to reforming and internationalising the Chinese onshore market.

  • GlobalCapital China 2019 awards winners: Part II

    In the second part of GlobalCapital China’s awards announcement, we reveal the winning banks across Panda bonds, G3 bonds and ABS, as well as the best bank for securities services and the most impressive law firm.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Investment banks

    In the fourth and final instalment of GlobalCapital Asia’s capital markets awards announcements, find out which firms have been named the Best Asian Investment Bank and the Best Investment Bank in the region for 2019.

  • GlobalCapital China announces 2019 awards winners: Part I

    GlobalCapital China, previously GlobalRMB, is pleased to announce the winners of its annual capital markets awards, honouring the banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China’s markets and the rest of the world. In part one of the awards, we reveal the most impressive issuers in the FIG, corporate and SSA categories.

  • GlobalCapital Asia capital markets awards 2019: Bonds

    In part three of GlobalCapital Asia's awards results announcements, we reveal the winning bond deals across a variety of categories. In addition, we also name the Best G3 Bond House, Best High Yield Bond House and the winner of the Best House for SRI Financing.