Latest RMB bonds news
Details around the Bond Connect are still trickling in just a week from the expected July 3 launch, with some analysts raising the spectre of a last minute U-turn by PBoC on its decision not to have aggregate quotas over the scheme.
Tradeweb becomes Bond Connect’s first foreign trading platform provider, both northbound and southbound fund flows of the Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme pick up speed in May, and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) plans favourable FX policy for Chinese companies investing in Belt and Road projects abroad.
RMB round-up: PBoC says Chinese banks must compete globally, CSRC promises reform after MSCI inclusion, HKEX plans CNH, USD futures launch on July 10
The governor of People’s Bank of China says Chinese banks must face international competition, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) considers changes in Stock Connect daily trading quotas after MSCI’s A-share inclusion, and the Hong Kong Exchange plans to launch CNH and dollar gold futures on July 10.
On Thursday, People’s Bank of China provided some clarity on the operational details of the upcoming Bond Connect. The rules make clear who will be permitted to use the bond link and which electronic platforms investors will be able to trade on. Here’s our summary of the scheme’s key features.
China's Ministry of Finance completed its first semi-annual auction of the year of offshore renminbi (CNH) bonds on Thursday, in a deal that surprised analysts with the strength of its demand.
The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) signed an agreement this week with the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) for a green bond index, the latest move by China to boost its green credentials and entice international investors. Morgan Davis reports.
Foreign investors using the Bond Connect will not be required to exchange their renminbi back to foreign currencies even after selling their bonds, if they intend to re-invest that money in onshore Chinese bonds, according to new interim rules for Bond Connect published by PBoC on June 21.
The upcoming Bond Connect will not only further open up China’s fixed income market, but also speed up the country’s financial market reform, Mark Austen, CEO of Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (Asifma), told GlobalRMB in a wide-ranging interview.
Chinese bonds seem just one step away from full inclusion by the major bond index providers, following partial inclusions by Bloomberg-Barclays and Citi in the first quarter. But while some experts believe the wait will be over after the launch of the Bond Connect, others worry that China’s recent efforts to keep the renminbi stable will hurt its chances.
The Bond Connect will likely make its debut on July 3, Tae Yoo, head of client business development at the Hong Kong Exchange, told an industry event on Tuesday. While a full blueprint for the scheme is yet to be provided, what is clear is that Bond Connect investors will not have access to the onshore hedging market.
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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.
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