Latest sovereigns/sub-sovereigns news

  • CNH, Bond Connect drive MoF offshore auction demand

    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.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • MoF preps dollar bond, halves CNH auction

    The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has released details of China’s first offshore renminbi auction of the year, following the Ministry of Finance’s announcement earlier this week that it is looking for Rmb14bn ($2.06bn) of CNH treasury bonds, and also planning its first dollar deal in over a decade.

    • 15 Jun 2017
  • MoF halves 2017 CNH bond auction, preps rare dollar deal

    China's Ministry of Finance announced on Tuesday that it will be issuing a total of Rmb14bn ($2.06bn) of offshore renminbi treasury bonds this year, and will also sell its first dollar deal in over a decade in the second half.

    • 13 Jun 2017
  • Contrasting dollar fortunes for SSAs

    There was just a smattering of public sector dollar deals this week — but a wide difference in how they fared.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • KommuneKredit ‘disappoints’ in three year dollars

    KommuneKredit fell short of full subscription with a three year dollar benchmark on Thursday, with few updates provided through the book building process.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • Indonesia seals first public Samurai in decades

    The Republic of Indonesia priced a ¥100bn ($900m) bond on Wednesday, its first public Samurai deal in decades and its maiden fundraise following an upgrade to its credit rating. Although the issuer was forced to drop a 10 year tranche, its transaction was a blow-out, reflecting Japanese investors’ strong interest in foreign paper. Addison Gong reports.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • Updated: Small size, big deal: Maldives debuts with $200m print

    The Republic of the Maldives raised $200m from its maiden international bond on Wednesday, pushing Asia ex-Japan G3 sovereign debt issuance to $9.7bn year-to-date — the second highest volume since 2010.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • SSAs go short in dollars amid reset swap spreads

    Public sector borrowers are aiming for the short end of the dollar curve, as swap spreads in the area hover around the spot in which they started 2017, having dropped sharply from the year’s highs hit in March.

    • 31 May 2017
  • Maldives, ESR Cayman keep dollar investors busy

    The Republic of the Maldives is selling its debut international bond, while ESR Cayman is looking to price a perpetual non call three year note on Wednesday.

    • 31 May 2017
  • Indonesia gains full investment grade status

    It has been a long time coming but Indonesia has finally regained its investment grade status from all three major ratings agencies, after S&P boosted the sovereign’s rating to BBB- from BB+ with a stable outlook on May 19.

    • 25 May 2017

Sovereigns/Sub-sovereigns 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.