• 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
  • ICBC head of global syndicate to join AIIB

    Industrial & Commercial Bank of China’s London-based head of global loan syndication will be moving to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing.

    • 29 Jul 2019
  • SF Express launches HK$5bn loan to support DHL buy

    Chinese delivery services company SF Express is seeking a HK$5bn ($640m) syndicated loan to refinance a bridge facility used to support its acquisition of Deutsche Post DHL’s supply chain business in the Mainland.

    • 24 Jul 2019
  • United Laboratories launches HK$1bn loan into general

    Hong Kong-listed pharmaceuticals company United Laboratories International Holdings is tapping the loan market for a HK$1bn ($128m) deal, almost six years after cancelling a smaller facility.

    • 08 Jul 2019
  • UAF taps two banks for HK$1.6bn loan

    United Asia Finance, a personal loan provider in Hong Kong, is seeking a HK$1.6bn ($205m) borrowing in syndication.

    • 26 Jun 2019
  • Marina Bay Sands seeks S$4bn in new money

    Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands is seeking a total of S$4bn ($2.9bn) from the loan market, while also planning to extend its 2012 borrowing.

    • 18 Jun 2019
  • Kingboard makes comeback for HK$5bn

    China’s Kingboard Chemical Holdings has returned to the loan market for a HK$5bn ($638.7m) facility, a year after sealing a larger deal.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • Dynapack unveils S$250m debut loan

    Packing company Dynapack Asia is tapping the loan market for the first time, seeking a S$250m ($182m) borrowing.

    • 17 Jun 2019
  • India’s Power Grid plugs in for 12 year debut Samurai

    Power Grid Corporation of India has broken a seven-year absence from the international loan market to target Japanese liquidity for a ¥22bn ($201m) Samurai deal.

    • 31 Jan 2019
  • Wharf eyes tightly priced HK$8bn fundraise

    Hong Kong-listed Wharf Holdings, whose operations span property development and investment, is seeking a HK$8bn ($1bn) borrowing at tight levels.

    • 25 Jan 2019
  • Sun Hung Kai returns for annual loan foray

    Hong Kong-listed Sun Hung Kai Properties is talking to banks for its annual return to the loan market. The company has raised its funding cost for the first time in five years.

    • 16 Jan 2019
  • ASM Pacific seeks debut loan to refinance CB

    ASM Pacific Technology is tapping the offshore loan market for the first time, raising a HK$2.25bn ($287m) five year borrowing to refinance a convertible bond maturing in March.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Haitong seeks HK$13.8bn refi via 16 banks

    Haitong International Securities has returned to the loan market for a HK$13.8bn ($1.7bn) refinancing led by a 16-strong group of mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners.

    • 09 Jan 2019
  • EDF seals green RMB loan from CréditAg China

    Electricité de France, the Paris-based electricity company, raised a Rmb122m ($17.8m) one year bilateral loan through Crédit Agricole CIB (China) on December 20.

    • 04 Jan 2019

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 23.56
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 16.09
3 China Merchants Securities Co 11.38
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 6.90
5 HSBC 5.75

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 10,402.38 44 7.46%
2 CITIC Securities 10,076.72 56 7.23%
3 Morgan Stanley 8,137.73 53 5.84%
4 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,629.46 48 5.47%
5 UBS 7,571.63 56 5.43%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 25,845.51 224 8.48%
2 Citi 19,878.62 143 6.52%
3 JPMorgan 15,342.51 106 5.03%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 13,851.25 136 4.55%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,261.66 88 3.70%

Asian polls & awards

  • Now open! GlobalCapital Asia Capital Market Awards 2019

    GlobalCapital Asia is pleased to invite pitches for our annual capital markets and investment banking awards, which reward the most impressive transactions and investment banks of 2019.

  • GlobalCapital reveals SRI Award nominations

    GlobalCapital has published the nominations for its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. The winners will be announced on September 17, at our Awards Ceremony in Amsterdam.

  • GlobalCapital SRI Awards: poll extended

    In response to requests from market participants, GlobalCapital has extended the closing date of its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants can now vote until July 26.

  • GlobalCapital opens 2019 poll for SRI Awards

    GlobalCapital has launched its poll to determine the 2019 winners of its Sustainable and Responsible Capital Markets Awards. Market participants are invited to participate.

  • GlobalCapital launches Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

    GlobalCapital is conducting a global research survey on the fast-changing markets for sustainable financing and investing. It will combine the views of issuers and investors to give a nuanced picture of how this trend is changing capital markets for both groups.