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The GlobalCapital Asia View

  • China bulls and bears: embrace the inevitable

    MSCI’s decision on June 21 to include A-shares in its Emerging Markets Index has, once again, unleashed furious debate between those seeing it as another case of global institutions bending the rules to appease China and those always viewing the China glass as half full. But neither view has much to offer in explaining the Mainland’s growing integration in global financial markets.

    • 23 Jun 2017
  • Masala bonds: between a rock and a hard place

    For every step forward that the Masala bond market takes, it goes two steps backwards, with the Reserve Bank of India recently putting up barriers to keep high yield issuers out of offshore rupees. Cutting off low grade Masala issuance isn’t the worst thing to come out of the central bank’s announcement — the rules could also stifle investment grade deals.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • 364 day bonds is no easy fix for NDRC headache

    Fantasia Holdings Group Co surprised markets last week with a 364 day bond, opting for a short-term note to circumvent delays in offshore funding approval from the Chinese regulator. At first glance, the notes appear to offer a quick solution for property companies with looming funding requirements — but borrowers should take a closer look at the many disadvantages that come with such short term deals.

    • 13 Jun 2017

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  • Bosses and holidays just don't mix

    There is nothing better than lounging by the sea with a refreshing cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other — a perfect antidote to all the stress that comes from working in the banking industry.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • IPO bankers love to horse around

    The last few weeks have been rough on my pals in the equity capital markets. Business has been booming, but equally competition has risen to a fever pitch.

    • 15 Jun 2017
  • When 'goodbye' cards become 'get well soon'

    We’ve all had our moments of celebrating a bit too hard and imbibing a tad too much. Normally, the worst that happens is a rough morning in the office the next day. But for a friend of mine, a few cheeky drinks proved disastrous.

    • 08 Jun 2017

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Clawback

Former ECM banker Philippe Espinasse dissects Asia's equity capital markets.

  • Year of the dragon

    Just as the country’s prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, met with Donald Trump on a US tour, Vietnam’s equity capital markets were repeatedly in the news over the last few weeks, with a flurry of IPOs and new listings, heralding that issuers there may finally be coming of age, writes columnist Philippe Espinasse.

    • 06 Jun 2017
  • Belt & Braces for Belt & Road issuers

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse turns his focus to the listing of infrastructure project companies in Hong Kong, saying that IPOs of Belt and Road issuers could be a big challenge.

    • 05 May 2017

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Southpaw

  • Kepler Cheuvreux gains another convert in ECM mission

    Kepler Cheuvreux has welcomed Swedbank into its European ECM fold as it continues to face off against global investment banks. It has created a model that is tough for others to replicate, writes David Rothnie.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Citi ups the ante in Europe

    A banner mandate for Santander underscores how far Citi has come in European investment banking, writes David Rothnie

    • 15 Jun 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 38.46
2 China Merchants Bank Co 22.73
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 19.23
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 8.74
4 Bank of China (BOC) 8.74

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jun 2017
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,142.62 32 6.46%
2 CITIC Securities 7,084.43 35 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,862.83 22 5.30%
4 UBS 5,062.96 30 4.58%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 4,866.64 27 4.40%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jun 2017
1 HSBC 19,498.75 114 9.27%
2 Citi 16,632.93 100 7.91%
3 JPMorgan 12,891.37 69 6.13%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 10,679.29 69 5.08%
5 Morgan Stanley 9,451.45 45 4.49%

Asian polls & awards

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.

  • Made in China: The best banks and deals of 2016

    You know who won, now find out why. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results of our 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement both on and offshore.

  • Asia’s standout deals

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Best Country Deals. Discover why these bond, equity and loan transactions delivered outstanding outcomes for issuers and investors.

  • Aussie award winners: The best banks and deals of 2016

    The names have been announced, now find out why they stood out from the crowd. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement in equities, bonds, loans and investment banking.