• QFII quota doubled ahead of index inclusions

    China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange expanded the total available quota for the Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) scheme, one of the country’s longest-standing capital markets access programmes. The move came before the upcoming further inclusions of Chinese securities in global investment indices.

    15 Jan 2019
  • Foreign rating agencies walk tightrope in China

    The big three international rating agencies have all registered with Chinese regulators so they can join the country’s onshore credit rating industry, but none have started operations yet. Rebecca Feng investigates the reasons behind the holdup.

    17 Jan 2019

China DCM News

  • Country Garden hits $1bn target with dual-trancher

    Country Garden Holdings (CoGard) raised $1bn from a two-part deal, hitting its size goal and finding the money it needs to refinance some of its maturing debt.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • BOC Aviation scoops up $500m

    BOC Aviation took advantage of upbeat market conditions to raise $500m from a quick drive-by transaction.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • CMB Wing Lung lands tight pricing for AT1

    CMB Wing Lung Bank, the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of China Merchants Bank, has printed the year's first Basel III-compliant additional tier one note from Asia, taking $400m from a deal that was priced well inside analysts’ view on fair value.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • CDB lights up HK dollar market with rare triple-trancher

    China Development Bank has made a rare visit to the public Hong Kong dollar bond market, raising HK$4.3bn ($548m) from a triple-tranche floating rate transaction that included a 10 times covered decade-long note.

    • 18 Jan 2019
  • China bond access hits terminal velocity

    Investors in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the US can now begin to trade onshore Chinese bonds through Bloomberg terminals. The new access channel should slowly boost liquidity in China’s secondary bond market, said onshore bankers.

    • 18 Jan 2019

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  • Caught in stalemate: China-US IPOs

    The US government shutdown hit 24 days on Monday, a record kerfuffle for the country. As primary equity markets teams, most importantly at the Securities and Exchange Commission, run on skeleton crews, the IPO pipeline could come under some threat.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Sub-one year bonds: right tool at the right time

    Sub-one year dollar bonds from Chinese issuers are back, but this time they are being used strategically to get reasonable pricing during tough times. Rather than condemn this tenor, it is time to view these notes for what they are — practical and providing flexibility.

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Pick-up in China M&A loans is just a pipe dream

    A handful of outbound M&A deals announced in the second half of 2018 have given leveraged and acquisition finance bankers hopes for a rebound in action this year. But with many roadblocks ahead, being "cautiously optimistic" will be critical.

    • 08 Jan 2019

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 14.44
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 11.65
3 Bank of China (BOC) 10.33
4 CITIC Securities 8.41
5 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 7.17

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 10-Jan-19 Beijing Enterprises Water Group China 2,000
2 18-Dec-18 Bank of China Group Investment China 2,000
3 17-Dec-18 Hungary Hungary 2,000
4 06-Dec-18 China Gas Holdings China 1,300
5 27-Nov-18 Daimler Germany 4,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 30.97
2 HSBC 18.82
3 Societe Generale 3.85
4 Bank of China (BOC) 3.68
5 Bank of Taiwan 3.30

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 03-Dec-18 Huzhou Communications Investment Group China 500
2 22-Nov-18 Bank of China Tokyo Branch (BOC Tokyo) China 800
3 15-Nov-18 RusHydro Russian Federation 1,500
4 13-Nov-18 Bank of China (Hong Kong) (BOCHK) China 1,000
5 19-Sep-18 Agricultural Development Bank of China (ADBC) China 1,200