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Philippine bank supervisors, like their counterparts elsewhere, face a complex and often thankless task. But unlike regulators in many other countries, they also face the risk of being taken to court and suspended from their jobs if banks decide to bite back. The problem is a longstanding one, but it is finally starting to be addressed, as Matthew Thomas reports.
DBS is just three years younger than Singapore, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The bank's steady rise has mirrored that of the city-state, but chief executive Piyush Gupta is hoping it is now positioned to seize the opportunities of a fast-growing region better than its competitors. Mark Baker reports.
Many years after the Australian states of Victoria and South Australia privatised their electricity assets, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia are finally discussing similar moves. But the processes are fraught with political sensitivity and corporate machinations. Ben Power reports.
Economic historians looking back at the last few years will be sure to pay close attention to the interest rate environment, the changing banking landscape, and the gradual rise of the offshore renminbi — but they will also be forced to encounter the evidence of wild swings in commodities prices. It may come as a surprise, in this context, that many companies in Asia are still choosing to leave their commodities exposure unhedged, despite the ever-improved ability of their bankers to help them navigate the choppy waters of the global commodities markets. Asiamoney sat down with one of the leading commodities banks in Asia, as well as with two prominent executives with experience of the commodity hedging markets, to size up just how deep those options are at the moment, as well as to ask what changes still need to be made to convince more companies that hedging is the right step.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), which grants Australian authorities access to derivative contracts data from EU trade repositories (TRs) outside of their jurisdiction.
Bursa Malaysia Derivatives has launched enhanced five year bond futures, providing market participants with a tool to help manage risk in an environment governed by central bank interest rate policies.
Nine months after Japan’s Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ acquired a 72% stake in Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya, analysts predict a further shakeout amongst the country’s 16 commercial banks. How much further does consolidation of Thailand’s banking sector have to go? Ben Davies reports.
Former Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief executive David Murray has become the industry’s head inquisitor, spearheading a review into financial reform. His views could force the country’s ‘big four’ banks to hold a lot more capital. Ben Power reports.
Analysts expect a shift in Reserve Bank of India rules over additional Tier 1 capital to lead state banks to target deals at retail investors. But the volume of deal flow could overwhelm this budding buyside sector.
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) predicts Taiwan bond issuance to keep rising until the end of the year, driven by financial debentures and international bonds.
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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers
|Rank||Arranger||Share % by Volume|
|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 %|
|1||China International Capital Corp Ltd||7,142.62||32||6.46%|
|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 %|
|4||Standard Chartered Bank||10,679.29||69||5.08%|
Asian polls & awards
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.