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  • Vietnam should learn from Vincom’s speedy listing

    Vincom Retail is treading new ground in Vietnam’s snail-place listing market, aiming to list its shares just two weeks after the IPO. But those hoping this will be the dawn of a new age may be disappointed. The big deals to come are a slew of privatisations — and Vietnam’s state-owned enterprises are notoriously tardy.

    • 17 Oct 2017
  • Time to let the barbarians through the gate

    Xi Jinping's first term has seen a series of concrete steps taken towards opening up the country's capital markets. With the five-yearly Party Congress starting this week, it is now time for China's leadership to take the leap from granting access to giving global investors real influence on the market.

    • 17 Oct 2017
  • Don’t be surprised by renminbi weakness

    China watchers have struggled to come to terms with the renminbi’s weakness during most of September. But while China’s leaders can sometimes be hard to analyse, the monetary authorities have been pretty clear about their currency policy — and they mean it.

    • 16 Oct 2017

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  • Celebrating a bond before closing it

    There is little that can affect a veteran bond banker more than experiencing the joy of a debut issuer. Whether they’re happy with the funding costs, impressed by the deal size, or just basking in surprise that no-one took a closer look at their accounts, new issuers often bring a child-like innocence to the debt markets. Sometimes, however, they go too far.

    • 12 Oct 2017
  • The value of a well-timed tantrum

    The worst nightmare for bankers is an absurdly demanding client. But throw in a teenage tantrum and things go from bad to worse.

    • 28 Sep 2017
  • Working hard or hardly working?

    The banker lifestyle back in my day, and even now, is one of late nights and early mornings. I’m sceptical of any banker who I meet at the pub on a Friday night who isn’t bleary eyed from lack of sleep during the week. But long hours in the office don’t always mean a productive time at work.

    • 21 Sep 2017

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Clawback

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

  • The end (of rights issues) is near

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse puts the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s (HKEX) recent consultation paper on capital raisings by listed issuers under the microscope.

    • 26 Sep 2017
  • The East is Red

    In the latest Clawback, columnist Philippe Espinasse puts cash trading numbers in Hong Kong under the microscope to some rather interesting results.

    • 04 Sep 2017

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Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 28.15
2 CITIC Securities 21.52
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 9.93
4 China Merchants Bank Co 9.38
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.73

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 CITIC Securities 11,427.98 67 5.99%
2 China Securities Co Ltd 9,276.15 41 4.87%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 9,104.08 44 4.78%
4 UBS 9,093.85 67 4.77%
5 Goldman Sachs 8,976.54 43 4.71%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 28,004.30 186 8.21%
2 Citi 25,094.34 154 7.36%
3 JPMorgan 21,049.54 121 6.17%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,836.24 92 5.23%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 14,573.61 109 4.27%

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