Latest regulation/policy news

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • This week in renminbi: June 12, 2017

    People’s Bank of China (PBoC) plans new bitcoin regulations, Stock Connect southbound flows hit new highs, financing costs of renminbi bonds are cheaper offshore than onshore for the first time in 28 months.

    • 12 Jun 2017
  • RMB round-up: FX reserves rise for fourth consecutive month, China to open up domestic futures market, Ford China’s financial arm issues RMB bonds

    China’s FX reserves rise for the fourth consecutive month in May, a Chinese securities regulator says the country will start allowing foreign investors to trade commodities futures onshore, and Ford Motor’s onshore financial arm issues RMB-denominated bonds.

    • 09 Jun 2017
  • Southbound Bond Connect unlikely before 2019, says HKEX

    Bond Connect will only provide northbound trading for the next few years, Charles Li, chief executive of the Hong Kong Exchange, has said.

    • 08 Jun 2017
  • PBoC releases Bond Connect blueprint

    The People's Bank of China published the blueprint of the upcoming Bond Connect scheme on Wednesday, and has asked the public for feedback by June 7. The provisional rules shed light on themes including FX and hedging.

    • 31 May 2017
  • Banks slam PBoC fix adjustment

    There was little understanding among market watchers to news that the Chinese central bank is planning to introduce a counter-cyclical component to the calculation of the daily fix of the onshore RMB (CNY). Analysts say the move contradicts earlier statements from the PBoC about giving markets more say in the exchange rate.

    • 31 May 2017
  • New RMB fix formula signals further reforms, says HSBC

    A new formula to determine the daily renminbi fix could be a prelude to more exchange rate policy reform from China, said HSBC.

    • 26 May 2017

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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