Latest sovereigns/sub-sovereigns news

  • HSBC picks DCM stalwart to co-head securities services

    HSBC Securities Services has appointed two global co-heads — one of them a well-known figure in the debt capital markets.

    • 18 Sep 2018
  • Korea finds ‘explosive’ demand for bond return

    The Republic of Korea ended up with a peak order book of a whopping $9.5bn for its $1bn dual-tranche issuance on Thursday, as global market headwinds proved a boon.

    • 14 Sep 2018
  • A closer eye on Indonesia is no bad thing

    Emerging market investors are on edge, and rightfully so, as Turkey, Argentina and South Africa face up to serious economic problems. In Asia, that has triggered outflows — and risk aversion — from Indonesia, which is in a much stronger shape than its peers. But the volatility presents an opportune time to scrutinise the south-east Asian country closely.

    • 13 Sep 2018
  • Russia’s commitment to renminbi funding plans is still MIA

    China has made little headway in persuading the Russian government and Russian institutions into using the renminbi, as the fate of a sovereign bond in the currency remains uncertain and trading of RMB products stalls. But market participants are not giving up just yet, with a new trading platform set to launch next year, writes Paolo Danese.

    • 06 Sep 2018
  • SRI Award Winners 2018 revealed

    GlobalCapital announced the winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. This year’s two sovereign debut green finance issues, from Indonesia and Belgium, won Deals of the Year in their regions, and there were double laurels for Danone, in both the bond and loan markets.

    • 05 Sep 2018
  • Papua New Guinea preps dollar bond again

    The Independent State of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has taken a step towards debuting in the international bonds market, mandating banks for a long-awaited dollar issuance.

    • 04 Sep 2018
  • Silence is not golden: bond investors try to find their voices

    Many bond investors now say they engage with borrowers on ESG issues. Companies are noticing, and a virtuous circle is beginning to turn. But much of the conversation is still very gentle and diffuse, and not concentrated at the point of capital raising. As Jon Hay reports, more ambitious engagements to change whole industries lie in the future.

    • 29 Aug 2018
  • Philippines goes larger on Samurai return

    The Republic of the Philippines attracted more investor demand than expected on its return after eight years to the Japanese yen bond market. Its outstanding dollar bonds outperformed in secondary trading as the new deal was being marketed.

    • 09 Aug 2018
  • Quebec hires four for Panda sale

    The Canadian province of Quebec has mandated four banks, including two international firms, to underwrite its first bond in China, a finance official at the provincial government told GlobalRMB.

    • 09 Aug 2018
  • Bear-ly moving: SSAs crawl towards Panda debuts

    Sri Lanka and Turkey are preparing to sell their first Panda bonds, enticed by falling funding costs in China's bond markets. But given they both have lower credit ratings than previous sovereign Panda issuers, they may face an uphill battle as regulators scrutinise their finances.

    • 08 Aug 2018

Sovereigns/Sub-sovereigns news archive

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 19.83
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.01
3 CITIC Securities 11.86
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.78
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.70

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 15,469.75 70 7.92%
2 Morgan Stanley 13,466.46 57 6.90%
3 Citi 13,244.21 81 6.78%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 10,197.61 35 5.22%
5 UBS 10,011.63 64 5.13%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 HSBC 19,956.43 167 7.49%
2 Citi 19,598.11 125 7.36%
3 JPMorgan 12,963.00 77 4.87%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,162.96 75 4.57%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,929.25 52 4.10%

Asian polls & awards

  • GlobalRMB's best bank for securities services: Standard Chartered

    Securities services was one of the most competitive award categories GlobalRMB had to decide this year. Our awards criteria demanded the near-impossible from participating banks: to beat the competition in the fast-changing China access scheme, while at the same time demonstrating a broad client base and the ability to be at the cutting edge of innovation.

  • China DCM Best Bank Awards: ABS, CNH, G3 and Panda bonds

    In GlobalRMB's Best Bank Awards for China DCM, Standard Chartered wins for ABS and CNH, HSBC takes home the G3 Bond House Award, and Bank of China gets kudos as the Best House for Panda bond issuers.

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2018

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, rewarding the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2018.

  • SRI Award Winners 2018 revealed

    GlobalCapital announced the winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards 2018 in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. This year’s two sovereign debut green finance issues, from Indonesia and Belgium, won Deals of the Year in their regions, and there were double laurels for Danone, in both the bond and loan markets.

  • The results are in! GlobalRMB announces award winners

    GlobalRMB is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural awards, honouring those banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China and the rest of the world.