Latest macro news

  • RMB 2.0: Entering the digital realm

    Renminbi internationalisation could soon be renamed renminbi digitalisation as the People’s Bank of China continues to make inroads to becoming the first major central bank to issue its own digital currency, according to a report from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM).

    • 09 Feb 2017
  • Capital outflows leave China with no easy options

    The rising tide of capital outflows from China has left experts debating Beijing's best course of action. While there are a number of options, none are likely to generate long-term confidence in the renminbi.

    • 11 Jan 2017
  • Corporate Governance Poll 2016: Time to get serious

    Asia has taken its time in improving corporate governance standards, with experts agreeing on the need for broader action. But Taiwan and Hong Kong firms seem to be moving in the right direction, as shown in the results of this year's Asiamoney Corporate Governance poll. Paolo Danese reports.

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • Best Managed Company Awards 2016: Asia’s finest stand out

    Asiamoney is pleased to present its choices for Asia’s Best Managed Companies in 2016. In a year marked by political and economic upheaval, the region’s best firms and executives impressed on through a combination of factors including financial performance, innovation and strategic execution.

    • 15 Dec 2016
  • RMBi needs to match China reform progress, says Brookings Institution

    Renminbi globalisation has been successful so far, but now the low-hanging fruit has been picked, Chinese authorities will struggle to push through the next round of reforms, according to Eswar Prasad, professor at Cornell University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

    • 12 Oct 2016
  • China regulatory fragmentation “dangerous", says IMF

    China’s reliance on a loose collection of market regulators has exacerbated market volatility, with the IMF welcoming plans for a total revamp of the financial markets institutional framework, according to Markus Rodlauer, former China mission chief and deputy director of the Asia and Pacific Department.

    • 11 Oct 2016
  • ADB chief dismisses 'over-banking' fears in Asia

    In an interview with GlobalMarkets Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Takehiko Nakao reveals the strategic thinking behind a surprisingly high degree of cooperation between the Japan and US-dominated ADB, based in Manila, and the China-dominated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), based in Beijing

    • 09 Oct 2016
  • No selling of souls in Sri Lanka: Karunanayake defends China policy

    Sri Lanka’s economy is slowly being wrestled back into shape, following the disastrous era of scattergun borrowing and spending that embodied the previous government. But, the country’s finance minister tells Global Markets, much remains to be done in order to clear a huge backlog of debt and toxic loans out of the financial system, and get the economy moving again

    • 08 Oct 2016
  • Obor $1.8tr debt pile raises bad debt fears in China

    Bankers in China have warned Emerging Markets that much of the debts taken on to fund China’s giant $1.8tr One Belt One Road programme could go bad, threatening another financial crisis

    • 07 Oct 2016
  • Asia-Middle East corridor struggles to connect

    There is plenty that links Asia with the Middle East across economics, culture and politics with countries in both regions keen to take advantage of the opportunities. But progress on capitalising on those connections has been slower than expected, writes Elliot Wilson.

    • 29 Sep 2016

Macro news archive

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.