Latest RMB regulation and policy news

  • HK market warms to Stock Connect investor ID

    Market participants in Hong Kong have welcomed plans by regulators to install a new investor identification mechanism, which will require northbound investors participating in Stock Connect to reveal their identities by the middle of 2018.

    • 13 Oct 2017
  • Bond Connect: hedging remains a hurdle

    How investors hedge their new RMB bond exposures was a topic of great debate ahead of the Bond Connect launch, and it is still a partially open question.

    • 25 Sep 2017
  • Ucits funds coming to Bond Connect

    European regulators are nearing a move to allow Ucits to invest in China through Bond Connect.

    • 22 Sep 2017
  • RMB round-up: Safe official wants CNH and CNY to merge, AXA IM launches short dated China bond strategy, ex-HKMA head urges RMB trading for HK stocks

    The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe)’s deputy head says the onshore and offshore renminbi markets should merge, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) launches a new strategy to buy short dated onshore RMB bonds, and the ex-boss of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) suggests Hong Kong-listed stocks should trade in renminbi.

    • 15 Sep 2017
  • IMF Q&A: Time for China to break the RMB free

    In the past year, Chinese authorities have taken measures to boost capital inflows, while keeping the currency and potential outflows under strict control. In this exclusive Q&A with GlobalRMB, Calixte Ahokpossi, senior economist at the International Monetary Fund, says China needs more reforms, and that introducing a flexible currency framework should be a priority.

    • 13 Sep 2017
  • Green guidelines emerge for China’s outbound investment

    China’s Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and a group of financial industry bodies in China have published a set of guidelines on controlling environmental risk for Chinese overseas investment.

    • 06 Sep 2017
  • FTZ bonds struggle for survival

    When China's free trade zone (FTZ) bond market was launched last December, regulators envisaged it as foreign investors’ fast lane into Chinese fixed income. But one year on, there are doubts over whether the market has a future — only one FTZ bond has been sold, and meanwhile the onshore bond market is enjoying a rapid rise.

    • 31 Aug 2017
  • RMB round-up: China adds perks to lure foreign investors, advisor says PBoC won’t follow Fed hike, MofCom hits back at Trump’s IP investigation

    The State Council publishes a series of policies to attract foreign investment, a People’s Bank of China (PBoC) advisor said China will unlikely follow the Federal Reserve in hiking rates this year, and the Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) criticises an US investigation into intellectual property rights in China.

    • 18 Aug 2017
  • China lags on capital account liberalisation, says IMF

    A raft of measures approved over the past two decades has opened the door to China’s onshore capital markets. But the Mainland still fares poorly against other countries in its pace of opening up, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest China country report.

    • 16 Aug 2017
  • FSDC unlikely to foreshadow mega-merger, say experts

    China’s new Financial Stability and Development Commission (FSDC), set up in July and integrated into the country’s central bank, reflects the authorities’ desire to change the regulatory set-up. But it is unlikely to lead to an outright merger of regulators.

    • 11 Aug 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

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 %
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1 CITIC Securities 10,183.83 64 5.56%
2 Goldman Sachs 8,976.54 43 4.90%
3 China International Capital Corp Ltd 8,901.21 43 4.86%
4 UBS 8,890.80 66 4.85%
5 Citi 7,644.83 55 4.17%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 HSBC 27,924.87 185 8.23%
2 Citi 25,014.91 153 7.37%
3 JPMorgan 20,970.12 120 6.18%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 17,836.24 92 5.26%
5 Deutsche Bank 14,203.43 78 4.19%

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