Latest local currency loans news

  • Trafigura closes $1.5bn dual-currency borrowing

    Commodities company Trafigura has closed its annual dual-tranche borrowing, increasing the deal from $1bn-equivalent to around $1.5bn.

    • 08 Oct 2019
  • Lai Sun Development bags HK$3.6bn green loan

    Lai Sun Development, a Hong Kong-listed property developer and investor, has sealed a hugely popular HK$3.6bn ($460m) four year green loan to finance the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel.

    • 18 Sep 2019
  • Xtep, Suning close Hong Kong dollar loans

    China’s Xtep International Holdings and Suning Financial Services have closed their respective offshore borrowings.

    • 05 Sep 2019
  • China makes headway on boosting secondary loans market

    The Chinese regulators are looking to give the country’s secondary loan market a boost by encouraging banks to use one of their platforms to trade deals. While secondary loan trading has become easier, there are still many hurdles to overcome, say experts.

    • 05 Sep 2019
  • CDL closes S$250m sustainability innovation loan

    Singapore-listed real estate company City Developments has raised a S$250m ($180m) loan to promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through innovation. The company said it is the first deal of its kind.

    • 04 Sep 2019
  • Suning closes HK$1.6bn borrowing

    China’s Suning Financial Services, a subsidiary of home appliance retailer Suning Holdings Group, has closed a HK$1.63bn ($208m) three year loan.

    • 02 Sep 2019
  • Afreximbank scores second Samurai loan

    The dual currency $303m-equivalent loan, which marks Africa Export-Import Bank's (Afreximbank) second entry into the market, is the largest ever Samurai loan raised by an African issuer.

    • 30 Aug 2019
  • China reforms rates but leaves tough problems untouched

    China’s central bank has shaken up the way banks quote lending rates, reforming an interest rate benchmark to more closely track the market. But onshore bankers expressed doubts about the move. Rebecca Feng reports.

    • 22 Aug 2019
  • China rate reform: a market but with a very visible hand

    China unveiled a new benchmark rate, the loan prime rate (LPR), for loans this week. While hailed as a groundbreaking step towards making its benchmark lending rate more market-driven, the mechanism for determining the LPR in fact grants the central bank more control over the country’s interest rates.

    • 20 Aug 2019
  • China launches long-awaited interest rate reform

    The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) unveiled a new benchmark rate for bank loans on Saturday. The loan prime rate (LPR) will replace the current one-year lending rate, which has stood still for four years at 4.35%, as the new benchmark. The move is aimed at making the lending rates more market-based and lowering the funding cost for the real economy, analysts say.

    • 19 Aug 2019

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 27.09
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 12.86
3 China Merchants Bank Co 11.85
4 China Merchants Securities Co 9.09
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 5.51

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 Goldman Sachs 11.56 53 6.98%
2 CITIC Securities 11.15 64 6.74%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9.66 56 5.83%
4 UBS 9.66 73 5.83%
5 Morgan Stanley 9.43 59 5.70%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $b No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 29.40 258 8.37%
2 Citi 23.83 167 6.79%
3 JPMorgan 16.38 120 4.66%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 16.13 163 4.59%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12.50 94 3.56%

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