• China Jinmao opens the doors to HK$4bn borrowing

    China Jinmao Holdings has launched a HK$4bn ($509m) loan into syndication through a group of lenders that include the country’s big four state-owned commercial banks.

    • 12 Apr 2018
  • Investors push CR Land Panda to long-end

    China Resources Land bagged Rmb4bn ($635.7m) from a two tranche Panda bond on Wednesday, marking its fifth outing in the market. But the issuer had to change tack at the last minute after investor demand built up for the longer-dated note.

    • 06 Apr 2018
  • Redsun Properties eyes IPO on Hong Kong bourse

    Redsun Properties Group has filed a listing application with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange through three Chinese brokerages.

    • 04 Apr 2018
  • Investec’s UK branch attracts Asian banks to A$150m refi

    Investec Bank plc has signed a A$150m ($115.3m) loan to refinance a loan signed in 2015, attracting a total of 18 banks to the deal — the majority of which came from Asia.

    • 03 Apr 2018
  • Investment Corporation of Dubai signs $1.2bn loan

    State-owned holding company Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) has successfully refinanced a loan maturing in June with a club deal.

    • 03 Apr 2018
  • Crédit Ag’s JV joins China auto ABS race

    GAC-Sofinco Auto Finance is preparing to sell a Rmb4bn ($633m) deal in the Chinese asset-backed securities market on March 20, set to be the third foreign name origination in three weeks.

    • 14 Mar 2018
  • CR Land preps Panda as pipeline builds

    China Resources Land is lining up the Panda bond market’s first deal after the Chinese New Year holiday. The Rmb6bn ($946.6m) three year bond, the biggest offer in the asset class in six months, may kick start a streak of onshore transactions, said onshore DCM bankers.

    • 06 Mar 2018
  • Xinhua Education premarkets $200m HK listing

    China Xinhua Education Group has kicked off investor education for its Hong Kong IPO, which is expected to raise around $200m, said a source close to the deal.

    • 05 Mar 2018
  • Cinda AMC goes conservative on size

    China Cinda Asset Management Co raised a smaller than anticipated $2.5bn from a four-tranche deal on Thursday, despite having an order book that was about 6.6 times covered at its peak.

    • 02 Feb 2018
  • Sharjah makes its name with Panda debut

    Chinese investors welcomed the first Panda bond issuer from the Middle East with caution this week. The government of the Emirate of Sharjah sold a Rmb2bn ($317.2m) three year bond in the upper half of the coupon range.

    • 01 Feb 2018
  • Updated: Sharjah lines up first Panda from Middle East

    The government of the Emirate of Sharjah is set to become the first issuer from the Middle East to enter the Panda market, after unveiling plans to raise Rmb2bn ($315.9m) from the onshore market.

    • 30 Jan 2018
  • Cinda AMC hires 23 for dollar return

    China Cinda Asset Management Co has mandated 12 global co-ordinators and an additional 11 bookrunners and lead managers for its upcoming senior dollar transaction, with investor meetings and calls scheduled over the next two days.

    • 29 Jan 2018
  • Death of SBLCs? Bull market to blame for declining volumes

    Bonds backed by standby letters of credit have fallen from grace, as tightening spreads in the dollar bond market and growing risk appetite among investors ensure that issuers can do without credit enhancement. Have SBLCs had their day in Asia? Addison Gong finds out.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Panda disaster: Country Garden bottles onshore bond comeback

    Chinese property developer Country Garden Holdings was forced to pull a Rmb1.8bn ($281.2m) three year Panda bond this week after investors demanded a better return amid rising volatility, writes Noah Sin.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • CR Land changes tack with Rmb6bn Panda

    China Resources Land is coming back to the Panda market with a Rmb6bn ($941.6m) three year deal.

    • 25 Jan 2018
  • Country Garden bottles Panda comeback

    Onshore investors forced red chip issuer Country Garden Holdings to pull a Rmb1.8bn ($281.2m) three year bond on Tuesday. It would have been the real estate company’s first deal in the Panda market since September 2016.

    • 24 Jan 2018
  • Chinese issuers opt for keepwell structures

    Peking University Founder Group Company and Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co used keepwell deeds for their dollar bond sales on Thursday, paying a bit of premium for the structure.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • Local investors keep Ford’s ABS on track

    Ford Automotive Finance (China) started the year in China’s asset-backed securities market by selling a Rmb4bn (Rmb618.3m) deal on Thursday. The deal was open to foreign investors, but onshore demand formed the core support for Ford’s sale, sources on the deal told GlobalRMB.

    • 19 Jan 2018
  • Shandong Saxing, Cifi build new bonds

    Chinese corn oil manufacturer Shandong Sanxing Group Company and real estate developer Cifi Holdings (Group) Co raised a combined $500m on Tuesday, adding to the growing momentum in the Asia bond market.

    • 17 Jan 2018
  • Country Garden unveils interbank Panda offer

    Property developer Country Garden Holdings is planning a return to the Panda bond market on Friday, after approaching onshore investors with a Rmb1.8bn ($279.8m) three year bond. It will be the first time the company has sold a Panda in the interbank bond market.

    • 17 Jan 2018
  • Cifi, Sunny, Sanxing take bids for bonds

    Three Chinese issuers are seeking fresh funding from the dollar bond market on Tuesday, with one wooing accounts for a comeback deal and the other two making their debuts.

    • 16 Jan 2018
  • Chinese issuers fuel offshore bond sale

    Chinese issuers Peking University Founder Group, Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co, Geely Automobile Holdings and Jinjiang International Holding are meeting investors this week ahead of planned dollar and euro bond sales.

    • 15 Jan 2018
  • Updated: Ford China starts engine for 2018 auto ABS race

    Ford Automotive Finance (China) is preparing for a Rmb4bn ($614m) deal in the onshore asset-backed securities market – the first by a foreign originator in 2018. But the carmaker is not in the mood for change in the New Year, sticking with the same format it printed in last August.

    • 11 Jan 2018
  • Gansu Bank covers $784m HK listing

    Chinese regional lender Bank of Gansu Co has covered the books for its Hong Kong IPO, which could raise HK$6.1bn ($783.9m) at the top of guidance, according to a banker on the deal.

    • 02 Jan 2018

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 18.47
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 16.20
2 CITIC Securities 16.20
4 China CITIC Bank Corp 14.58
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.34

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 8,204.66 32 8.64%
2 Morgan Stanley 7,597.79 22 8.00%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,294.64 26 7.68%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 5,454.82 15 5.74%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,244.96 10 5.52%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 HSBC 10,813.77 80 7.55%
2 Citi 8,012.60 53 5.60%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,087.22 26 4.95%
4 JPMorgan 7,025.39 30 4.91%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,916.31 29 4.13%

Asian polls & awards

  • The Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018

    Asiamoney, in association with National Australia Bank, invites all fixed income investors in Asia and Europe to participate in the Australian Fixed Income Poll 2018. The online poll will take only five to 10 minutes to complete.

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  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

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