Latest supras and agencies news

  • New regulations cause Formosa decline

    Structured issuance in Formosa format has tumbled amid a wider decline in structured MTN volume year to date, which Dealogic data shows has fallen from $9.98bn across 213 trades at this point in 2018 to $5.08bn across 119 deals this year.

    • 18 Apr 2019
  • Malpass urged to distance himself from ‘anti-liberal’ Trump agenda

    Former senior executives at the World Bank have warned incoming president David Malpass that he must use his first 100 days to make clear to staff he is prepared to distance himself from the agenda of Donald Trump.

    • 17 Apr 2019
  • Capital markets need an Extinction Rebellion

    Sustainable finance is bubbling with exciting new initiatives. But making people feel good is not enough. Activity needs to produce results, and so far there is more noise than movement. The tone is far too sedate — it needs some hard core activism to break the torpor.

    • 16 Apr 2019
  • S&P goes its own way on ESG ratings

    Enel and NextEra Energy have, on a pilot basis, become the first companies to obtain one of S&P Global’s new ESG Evaluations. The product, launched last week, takes S&P into direct competition with providers of ESG ratings like MSCI and Sustainalytics — and with Moody’s, which a few days after S&P’s launch acquired Vigeo Eiris, the French-based ESG rating firm.

    • 16 Apr 2019
  • Moody's buys Vigeo Eiris in drive for ‘global standard’ on ESG

    Moody’s has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, the environmental, social and governance research and ratings provider, as the credit rating agencies move increasingly into the area of ESG investing. The announcement comes just days after S&P Global launched its new ESG Evaluation product.

    • 15 Apr 2019
  • World Bank chief Malpass to target China debt transparency

    The new World Bank president used his first public statement to pledge to increase efforts to ensure China was more transparent in its lending to Africa.

    • 11 Apr 2019
  • Japan finds own shades of green

    Japanese issuers’ supply of green bonds has rocketed in recent years. The country boasts a more diverse set of borrowers and a broader distribution of proceeds than many of its peers but further market development will present unique challenges, writes Morgan Davis

    • 28 Mar 2019
  • Japan’s SRI bond market: strength in numbers

    Outsiders often see Japan’s debt market as a staid place, where the maturity of investors and issuers leaves little room for innovation. The development of the green bond market puts the lie to that idea.

    • 28 Mar 2019
  • The week in renminbi: Italian Panda nears, Bank of Beijing plots JV with ING, Shanghai tech board reveals early applicants

    In this round-up, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bank of China to issue a Rmb5bn Panda bond, Bank of Beijing and ING agreed to launch a JV and the Shanghai tech board published detailed information on nine IPO candidates.

    • 25 Mar 2019
  • SSAs seek currency-linked stimulus

    The issuance of two currency-linked notes on the private market should help stimulate local currency markets in Myanmar and Ukraine according to one syndicate banker.

    • 21 Mar 2019

Supras and agencies 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 8.97%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,994.79 21 8.78%
3 Morgan Stanley 4,359.35 28 6.38%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 3,925.11 17 5.75%
5 UBS 3,727.37 21 5.46%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 12,820.23 113 8.54%
2 JPMorgan 9,032.10 54 6.01%
3 Citi 8,900.47 66 5.93%
4 Credit Suisse 5,896.22 44 3.93%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 5,747.27 53 3.83%

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.