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  • Bundesbank eyes small RMB allocation for FX reserves

    Germany's domestic central bank said this week that it would start buying renminbi assets. Andreas Dombret, a member of the board at the Bundesbank, indicated to GlobalRMB that the central bank — like others in the developed markets — would follow the European Central Bank’s small initial allocation to the currency.

    • 19 Jan 2018

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  • Fosun rides Moody’s upgrade momentum to nab $700m

    Fosun International raised $700m from two bonds on Monday, tapping an outstanding three year sold at the end of 2017 while extending its maturity profile with a new five non call three year. The deal came a week after Moody’s raised the issuer’s corporate family rating by one notch.

    • 23 Jan 2018
  • Sino-Ocean lays groundwork for Panda return

    Property developer Sino-Ocean Group Holdings is set to return to the Panda bond market with a Rmb3bn ($467.9m) three year trade — its first Panda since its debut in the asset class last March.

    • 22 Jan 2018
  • Zhongyuan Bank brings action to Chinese AT1 market

    Zhongyuan Bank Co is looking to raise Rmb10bn ($1.56bn) from an offshore additional tier one transaction, according to a Sunday filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

    • 22 Jan 2018
  • Geely prices opportunistic five year tighter than SOEs

    Geely Automobile Holdings opted for price over size with its new bond, landing aggressively at the middle of the final guidance range. The tactic meant the private company funded at or even inside the levels of some similarly or higher rated state-owned enterprises (SOE).

    • 19 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

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  • Dim sum bonds: here today, gone tomorrow

    China’s offshore renminbi bond market has made a strong start to the year, with two foreign issuers already selling dim sum notes. The signs for a robust 2018 are there but the market’s return to form will be contingent on more than just issuer interest.

    • 16 Jan 2018
  • European equities benefit from China's Blue Sky thinking

    European stock markets have enjoyed a solid start to 2018, led by a metals and commodities rally that has been strengthening since the beginning of autumn. But the market must consider whether the good times are organic or due to temporary measures in China.

    • 09 Jan 2018
  • Belt and Road Pandas finally come of age

    DCM bankers often market Panda bonds as Belt and Road bonds, even when they have little to do with China’s landmark infrastructure plan. But in recent weeks, issuers with genuine needs for funding Belt and Road projects have started to tap the market. The change could open up a new frontier for RMB internationalisation.

    • 09 Jan 2018

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GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.62
2 CITIC Securities 21.06
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.72
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.18
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.56

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 12-Jan-18 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) Japan 1,000
2 12-Jan-18 Mizuho Bank Japan 300
3 10-Jan-18 Daimler Germany 3,000
4 22-Nov-17 Province of British Columbia Canada 1,000
5 15-Nov-17 Daimler Germany 4,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 55.56
2 CLSA 22.22
2 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) 22.22

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 17-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 100
2 10-Jan-18 IL&FS Transportation Networks India 900
3 08-Jan-18 Westpac Australia 500
4 30-Nov-17 Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China (MoF) China 7,000
5 15-Nov-17 Bank of China Paris Branch (BOC Paris) China 1,000