Latest RMB People & Markets news

  • Bond Connect quota debated as first trading platforms announced

    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.

    • 03:45 AM
  • This week in renminbi: June 26, 2017

    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.

    • 26 Jun 2017
  • 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.

    • 23 Jun 2017
  • 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
  • China’s push to internationalise debt goes to Luxembourg

    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.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • PBoC eases FX restriction for Bond Connect investors

    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.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Foreign investor access is catalyst for reform, says Asifma

    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.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Active investors to drive A-share inclusion inflows

    The MSCI's decision to include A-shares in its emerging market index will drive capital inflows to Chinese equities not just from index trackers but also from active fund managers. But some warn that the pace of investments could be threatened by shrinking offshore RMB (CNH) liquidity.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • MSCI A-share inclusion presents China with to-do list

    China may have got its second big win on the global stage, after the inclusion of the RMB in the SDR, on Wednesday when MSCI decided to add A-shares to its emerging markets index, but that does not mean the authorities can now rest on the laurels. The small weighting given to A-shares by MSCI is just one indication of how much China still has to do to upgrade its capital markets.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Experts divided on bond index inclusion chances

    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.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Market reactions round-up: MSCI A-shares decision

    MSCI opened the door to A-shares in a landmark moment for China's reform and renminbi internationalisation agenda. Regulators, investors and analysts widely welcomed the decision, with many underlining that while initial impact of the inclusion may be limited, the first step has been taken to a rebalancing of global portfolios towards RMB assets.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • MSCI marries into A-shares, ups weighting in EM index

    Index provider MSCI decided it was time to include A-shares in its emerging markets index, making the announcement just before 5am Hong Kong time on June 21. Chinese onshore stocks will make up 0.73% of the MSCI Emerging Markets index starting May 2018.

    • 21 Jun 2017
  • Markets not holding breath over A-shares inclusion

    The fate of Chinese A-shares in the MSCI emerging market index will be known on June 21 at about 4.30am Hong Kong time. While the likelihood of inclusion has gone up after MSCI’s latest consultation paper from March, experts are not expecting sizable capital inflows into Chinese equities to follow.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Bond Connect launch expected July 3, no onshore hedging allowed

    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.

    • 20 Jun 2017
  • Luxembourg, Shanghai bourses team up for RMB green bond index

    The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) has signed an agreement with the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) to launch a green bond index that will provide synchronous quotes in China and Europe.

    • 20 Jun 2017

GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

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

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 12-Jun-17 China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings China 2,000
2 22-May-17 CITIC Bank International China 3,000
3 19-May-17 China Power New Energy Development Co China 800
4 17-May-17 Daimler Germany 4,000
5 25-Apr-17 CAR Inc Hong Kong 300

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 JP Morgan 49.70
2 Barclays 10.06
2 Citi 10.06
2 HSBC 10.06
2 Bank of China (BOC) 10.06

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 01-Jun-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 632
2 11-Apr-17 Bank of China Johannesburg Branch (BOC Johannesburg) China 1,500
3 22-Feb-17 Ocean Wealth (Parent: China Orient Asset Management) China 850
4 28-Nov-16 Loncin Holdings China 800
5 04-Nov-16 China Nuclear Engineering Group China 1,500