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  • Green Climate Fund’s October meeting far better than July stalemate

    The Green Climate Fund’s 21st board meeting, which ended on Saturday in Bahrain, proved far more fruitful than the last one, which produced four days of painful gridlock and failed to agree any new projects. This time, the UN body approved 19 projects totalling $1.04bn.

    • 04:15 PM
  • Securitization in reverse — the IFC’s MCPP

    Multilateral development banks are increasingly seeking creative ways to strengthen their arms by getting private capital to invest alongside them, magnifying their efforts. The International Finance Corp has long been one of the most active in this field, and thanks to a fund it launched five years ago, it last year achieved a co-investment ratio of over 100%.

    • 21 Oct 2018
  • Green finance jolts forward with Bank’s push

    Green finance experts have hailed the Bank of England’s announcement this week that it intends to tighten supervision of financial firms’ climate risks as an important step forward in greening the financial system. But doubts remain as to whether the Bank will push firms far enough, fast enough.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • Dollar benchmarks tipped as MuniFin ‘a tickle’ off FRN subscription

    Public sector borrowers could bring dollar benchmarks next week ahead of the limited funding windows of November. Floating rate issuance was the main play in the sector this week, with Municipality Finance falling just short of full subscription as it brought the latest in the format on Thursday.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • DBM bond sale offers up rare Mongolian opportunity

    Mongolia received a huge vote of confidence from investors on Tuesday, when the Development Bank of Mongolia raised $500m from a bond that received orders exceeding $4bn at its peak. The country’s turnaround story and the issuer’s savvy around execution helped cement the transaction.

    • 18 Oct 2018
  • England expects — but how much?

    The Bank of England will steer banks and insurers to think seriously about climate change. This is great news in itself. But what will count is how far the Bank is willing to push them.

    • 16 Oct 2018
  • KDB finds stability in Oz

    Korea Development Bank hopped into the Australian dollar market on October 12, selling an A$400m ($284m) Kangaroo bond. Despite the volatility in the market earlier in the week, KDB had little trouble sealing the popular deal.

    • 16 Oct 2018
  • Actiam tries to sail within planet’s nine boundaries

    Actiam, the Dutch asset manager, has launched what it believes is the first investment strategy built around the nine planetary boundaries — an attempt to describe the ecological limits within which humans can live sustainably on Earth.

    • 15 Oct 2018
  • Global sell-off rocks capital markets

    A sharp sell-off in US equities on Wednesday led to global panic on Thursday as other indices followed suit. Asian and European markets showed some sign of life on Friday, although were still a long way down, but the ramifications of a change in risk sentiment could have lasting effects across capital markets, write Sam Kerr, Ross Lancaster, Costas Mourselas, Craig McGlashan and Aidan Gregory.

    • 11 Oct 2018
  • IFC in new push to build local capital markets

    Countries should build domestic capital markets that enable borrowers to issue debt in their own currencies, rather than borrow in dollars and face the risk of a spike in interest rates when the dollar rises, the head of the International Financial Corp has told GlobalMarkets, GlobalCapital's sister publication.

    • 10 Oct 2018

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 17.33
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 14.45
3 CITIC Securities 10.36
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 9.42
5 China CITIC Bank Corp 8.48

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 15,658.50 72 7.61%
2 Morgan Stanley 13,925.88 63 6.77%
3 Citi 13,640.97 88 6.63%
4 UBS 10,915.56 69 5.31%
5 China International Capital Corp Ltd 10,581.88 41 5.14%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 21,505.44 181 7.68%
2 Citi 20,709.67 133 7.40%
3 JPMorgan 13,802.40 85 4.93%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,328.25 77 4.40%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,208.75 54 4.00%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Person of the year, most impressive innovation

    In the final article on our GlobalRMB awards, we talk about the key innovation of the year and highlight the individual that has made the greatest contribution to the development of China’s cross-border capital markets.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best bank for securities services

    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.

  • GlobalRMB awards: Best for 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.