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  • MSCI lines up 234 Chinese A-shares for EM index

    MSCI has confirmed the 234 A-shares it is including in its benchmark Emerging Markets (EM) Index from June 1. Instead of grabbing all the A-shares they can get on the first day of inclusion, international investors are likely to take a tempered approach and build their exposure incrementally, analysts said.

    • 15 May 2018

In Focus

A turning point for the renminbi

As China continues to liberalise access to its financial markets, one notable caveat remains: the existence of two currency markets, one onshore and one offshore. But recent moves from the regulators seem to be hinting at the master plan for how to tear down walls between the two, with the ultimate goal of a single, globally traded RMB. 


  • There can be only one: Index inclusion and the future of CNH

    The upcoming inclusion of onshore assets in global indices will drive massive inflows to the onshore capital markets, but will also have the side effect of downsizing the role of the offshore RMB (CNH) markets, according to Julien Martin, the head of FIC product development at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing.

    • 15 May 2018
  • One currency, two systems

    Discussions around the co-existence of two renminbi markets, one onshore and one offshore, are once again picking up pace, market participants told GlobalRMB. It will be up to China’s central bank to clean up the mess once and for all.

    • 11 May 2018

China DCM News

  • Great Wall AMC prices $600m bond

    China Great Wall Asset Management Corp snapped up $600m from a five year bond on Thursday, a modest size compared to its last offshore outing.

    • 18 May 2018
  • Fixed vs floater: China Vanke chooses well

    A challenging market backdrop pushed China Vanke Co to go down the floating rate note route for its bond return on Thursday. It wasn’t disappointed, with bankers saying the $650m bond was priced around 15bp inside a hypothetical fixed rate deal.

    • 18 May 2018
  • Zhongyuan Yuzi falls through as China curbs local debt

    Zhongyuan Yuzi Investment Co, a provincial level local government financing vehicle (LGFV), has postponed a planned dollar bond amid weak sentiment for the sector. On the other hand, Nan Hai Corp, which pulled a deal last September, managed to get its second bond attempt past the finish line by opting for a private placement style execution.

    • 18 May 2018
  • Cogo pulls 5yr as Greenland nabs $500m from 363-day

    Two Chinese transactions on Wednesday served as perfect examples of how duration can make a difference. Greenland Holding Group Co’s $500m sub-one year bond attracted a larger-than-expected order book, while China Overseas Grand Oceans Group (Cogo) had to pull a five year trade as a result of insufficient demand.

    • 17 May 2018
  • HSBC China finds success with Rmb3bn bond sale

    HSBC’s China subsidiary returned to the domestic bond market on Tuesday, issuing a Rmb3bn ($473.6m) three year bond, trading on the bank’s name recognition onshore.

    • 17 May 2018

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  • Mr Unpredictable: Donald Trump and ZTE

    Chinese technology company ZTE Corp appears to have been saved from the brink, after US President Donald Trump’s surprising intervention on Twitter. But although that may look like good news to ZTE’s investors, it should not be applauded by anyone else. The only thing predictable about the trade war between China and the US is quite how unpredictable it will be.

    • 15 May 2018
  • President Xi shows how to make stalling look like reform

    Chinese president Xi Jinping delivered the message everybody wanted to hear: despite the trade spat with the US, China will keep opening up its markets to foreign firms. But the speech was light on substance. The remarks feel like more of China’s vintage ‘stall and delay’ strategy rather than the much-touted ‘new era’. That could backfire, especially since Donald Trump seems hell-bent on making his aggressive trade policy towards China a reality.

    • 16 Apr 2018
  • Small is big for China tech IPOs

    China’s regulators have floated the idea of using Chinese Depository Receipts (CDR) to attract the mainland’s new economy giants to list on the home market — a big step in the right direction if China wants to win the returning business of its foreign listed technology firms. But with rules around the issuance still in the works, focusing on small names may reap big rewards.

    • 21 Mar 2018

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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 21.76
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 15.11
2 CITIC Securities 15.11
4 China CITIC Bank Corp 13.60
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 10.58

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 26-Apr-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 1,500
2 26-Apr-18 Trafigura Singapore 500
3 23-Apr-18 CAR Inc Hong Kong 730
4 11-Apr-18 China Jinmao Holdings China 3,000
5 11-Apr-18 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 1,200

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 33.22
2 HSBC 15.79
3 Bank of Taiwan 5.04
3 Cathay United Bank 5.04
5 Societe Generale Securities Services 4.37

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 04-May-18 Busan Bank South Korea 500
2 27-Apr-18 Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) Honduras 2,000
3 24-Apr-18 CAR Inc China 350
4 19-Apr-18 Shui On Development (Holdco for Shui On Land) China 600
5 10-Apr-18 Bank of China Taipei Branch (BOC Taipei) China 3,000