• Asian credit market readies for busy week

    BOC Aviation, Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC) and Bumi Serpong Damai were the first out of the gates on Monday morning with their new bond deals, as the Asian debt market prepares for an onslaught of supply.

    • 23 Apr 2018
  • Nghi Son 2 raises $1.9bn for electricity generation project

    Vietnam’s Nghi Son 2 Power, which counts Japanese trading and investment conglomerate Marubeni Corp as one of its investors, has raised a $1.869bn project loan from a group of mainly Japanese lenders.

    • 23 Apr 2018
  • Yuexiu prices rare Chinese Reit bond

    Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust, the only Chinese Reit to have issued bonds offshore, returned last Friday for a $400m three year deal, pricing it slightly inside its parent company’s curve.

    • 23 Apr 2018
  • Investors have the hots for Indonesia as IPOs hit screens

    Indonesian issuers continued to keep the market focused on new equity fundraisings, as several IPOs launched this week.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Chinese property issuers pay up to build bonds

    Several Chinese real estate companies, including Sunac China Holdings and Central China Real Estate, took advantage of relatively stable markets to ride the dollar issuance momentum this week. But supply pressure meant that many saw their bonds then trade under water.

    • 19 Apr 2018
  • Hermina opens $193m Indonesia IPO

    Medikaloka Hermina has hit screens for an IPO in Indonesia to raise up to Rph2.6tr ($193m) in primary and secondary proceeds.

    • 18 Apr 2018
  • Chinese property credits keep HY bonds humming

    Four high yield property companies, Sunac China Holdings, Central China Real Estate, Jingrui Holdings and Yanlord Land Group, raised a total of $2.05bn on Monday, with some of them focusing on price and the others on size. But irrespective of their strategy, recent heavy supply pushed their bonds lower in the secondary market.

    • 17 Apr 2018
  • Gunvor opens $800m loan with 13 on board

    Commodities trader Gunvor Singapore is back for its annual refinancing, attracting commitments from 13 banks even before the $800m loan was launched into general syndication.

    • 16 Apr 2018
  • Chinese developers rush to market for refi

    Chinese property developers are rushing to sell dollar bonds as momentum picks up and the market stabilises. While heavy supply is weighing on investors’ minds, their familiarity with the sector and issuers’ willingness to pay up may be able to safeguard the deals.

    • 16 Apr 2018
  • Yuexiu bags $1.2bn as Founder Group finds PB support

    Yuexiu Property Company priced a two-tranche dollar bond on Thursday but decided to ditch a potential offshore renminbi deal. Separately, Peking University Founder Group Co returned with another bond with a keepwell structure for $425m.

    • 13 Apr 2018
  • Summit Power opens first Singapore IPO for Bangladesh

    Summit Power International has opened books for the first IPO of a Bangladeshi firm in Singapore, hoping to raise $260m.

    • 13 Apr 2018
  • Indonesia IPO rush coming as Pizza Hut owner starts IE

    Sarimelati Kencana, the owner of the Pizza Hut franchise in Indonesia, began premarketing its $100m IPO this week, as the country’s equities market gears up for more action.

    • 12 Apr 2018
  • Global investors pile in on BOC floating rate bonanza

    Bank of China (BOC) returned to the bond market with a Belt and Road blockbuster this week, raising around $3.2bn from a multi-tranche, multi-currency deal. Addison Gong reports.

    • 12 Apr 2018
  • Bank of China goes full out on FRNs for $3bn

    Bank of China has priced bonds denominated in US dollars, euros and Australian dollars worth $3bn-equivalent, with another two tranches in New Zealand dollars set to be priced on Wednesday. The deal, sold under different branches of the bank, reflects the relentless bid for floating rate notes (FRNs).

    • 11 Apr 2018
  • Logan brings Sing dollar Chinese property bonds back to life

    Logan Property Holdings Company sold its first Singapore-dollar denominated bond on Tuesday to support its growing presence in the country, raising a larger-than-expected S$200m ($152.6m). The deal is the first in the currency from a Chinese real estate name in almost four years.

    • 11 Apr 2018
  • ICBC Singapore rides FRN wave for $1.2bn

    Industrial and Commercial Bank of China raised $1.2bn on Monday from two floating rate notes (FRNs) issued through its Singapore branch, getting ahead of peer Bank of China which kicked off a jumbo Belt and Road-related transaction.

    • 10 Apr 2018
  • Tata Steel fires up $1.86bn loan with larger top group

    A group of 23 banks opened syndication for Tata Steel’s $1.86bn dual-currency facility on Monday, but only after the deal went through numerous changes on its way to the market.

    • 10 Apr 2018
  • Mapletree Reit hires banks for acquisition fundraising

    Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust (MGCCT) has hired banks to manage a S$323.1m ($246m) equity raise that will be used to buy some Japanese assets.

    • 09 Apr 2018
  • Chinese issuers ready offshore bond comebacks

    Peking University Founder Group Co, BOC Aviation and Yuexiu Property Co are meeting investors for their upcoming bond plans, while China National Chemical Corp’s Swiss subsidiary Syngenta is also gearing up for a mega deal.

    • 06 Apr 2018
  • DBS turns to euros in rare Singaporean tier two deal

    Singaporean bank DBS Group came to the market with a tier two bond on Wednesday, opting for euros as it looked to open up new sources of debt capital.

    • 04 Apr 2018
  • BOC plots Belt and Road jumbo issuance

    A year after selling a $3.1bn-equivalent four-currency, six-tranche Belt and Road blockbuster, Bank of China is making a comeback with another Reg S only bond to support the initiative.

    • 04 Apr 2018
  • Adira Dinamika makes quick return for $250m borrowing

    Adira Dinamika Multi Finance, an Indonesian finance company, has launched a $250m term loan into general syndication, about seven months after sealing its previous fundraising.

    • 03 Apr 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 %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 10,843.64 80 7.56%
2 Citi 8,012.60 53 5.59%
3 Goldman Sachs 7,087.22 26 4.94%
4 JPMorgan 7,025.39 30 4.90%
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.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part IV: Investment Bank

    In the last instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of Best Asian Investment Bank and Best Investment Bank.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part III: Bonds

    In the third instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners of the Best Local Currency Bond, Best High Yield Bond, Best Financial Bond, Best SSA Bond, Best Investment Grade Bond, Best Project Finance Deal, Best Bond, Best G3 and Local Currency Bond House, and Best High Yield Bond House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part II: Equities

    In the second instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Follow-On/Accelerated Bookbuild, Best Equity-Linked Deal, Best IPO, Best ECM Deal and Best ECM House.

  • Regional Capital Markets Awards Part I: Loans

    In the first instalment of our 2017 awards, we present the full write-ups of the winners for Best Investment Grade Syndicated Loan, Best High Yield Syndicated Loan, Best Leveraged/Acquisition Finance, Best Loan and Best Loans House.