Chinese local government financing vehicle Huzhou Communications bagged Rmb500m ($73.1m) this week in its first offshore renminbi offering.
The week in renminbi: Abe’s visit harvests agreements with China, HKMA renews nine offshore PLP licenses, Singapore takes steps to make infrastructure bankable
China and Japan confirm details of currency swaps and plans to invest more in third party markets, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) renews the license of nine authorised institutions as Primary Liquidity Providers (PLPs) for the CNH market in Hong Kong and Singapore sets up new government agency to bridge the funding gap facing Asia’s infrastructure projects.
Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) Shandong Gold Group Co achieved size with its three year outing on Monday, raising $600m. Another government-linked entity in the province, Weifang Urban Construction and Development Investment Group Co, debuted in the offshore market with a $250m trade.
Agricultural Bank of China’s Hong Kong-based subsidiary got its first taste of the onshore bond market — and its policy-inspired volatility — as the Chinese central bank tightened bond underwriting rules and statements from the finance ministry led to a spike in supply of local government debt.
Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance has completed the tightest auto asset-backed securitization by any foreign originator in China in almost two years. The deal, which closed on Monday, was twice oversubscribed despite two underwriters dropping out of the syndicate at the eleventh hour.
The lending arm of Ford’s China operation took advantage of bullish sentiments in the onshore market on August 2, sealing a Rmb4.5bn ($662.3m) securitization. Bankers say Ford managed to price below Nissan, which offered a similar ABS recently, thanks to a major policy announcement that emerged last week.
Dongfeng Nissan Auto Finance enjoyed strong support from its traditional investor base — Chinese banks and onshore arms of Japanese banks — as it sold a Rmb4.5bn ($665.7m) securitization on July 19. The deal came as looser onshore liquidity gave banks more cash to buy ABS papers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China Resources Land is coming back to the Panda market with a Rmb6bn ($941.6m) three year deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Latest news by market and league table performance
Panda Bonds Top Arrangers
|Rank||Arranger||Share % by Volume|
|1||Bank of China (BOC)||30.45|
|2||Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)||12.95|
|3||China Merchants Bank Co||9.38|
|5||Industrial Bank (China)||6.25|
Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $bn||No of issues||Share %|
|5||China International Capital Corp Ltd||3.20||13||6.98%|
Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM
|Rank||Lead Manager||Amount $bn||No of issues||Share %|
|5||Standard Chartered Bank||4.69||37||5.55%|
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