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Thursday, 21 February 2019

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  • Thailand Capital Markets Deal

    Thai Beverage’s Bt77bn (US$2.3bn) seven-tranche offering made history as Thailand’s largest corporate bond, proving that South-East Asia’s biggest local bond market can support even the most audacious of acquisitions.

  • Thailand Bond House

    The baht-denominated bond market powered ahead in 2018 with record corporate issues and landmark REIT deals, and Kasikornbank was in pole position, well ahead of its competitors.

  • Taiwan Capital Markets Deal

    The State of Qatar’s US$6bn 30-year Formosa bond offering highlighted the diversification benefits and depth of demand in the Taiwanese market.

  • Taiwan Loan House

    In an intensely competitive landscape, CTBC Bank outperformed its peers again in 2018 with superior structuring capabilities, playing a proactive role in leveraged buyouts and seizing opportunities to bring international borrowers to Taiwan.

  • Singapore Loan House

    DBS continued to stand out in another challenging year for Singapore’s loan markets, which saw a significant decline in event-driven financings and an increase in club deals.

  • Singapore Capital Markets Deal

    Temasek Holdings has long been a hot ticket in the bond market, but its first retail offering was a landmark event that gave more than 53,000 individual investors an alternative channel for their savings and restored confidence in fixed-income investments.

  • Malaysia Capital Markets Deal

    Yinson Holdings overcame investors’ concerns over a protracted global downturn in the oil and gas industry with a smart liability management strategy that added to the development of Malaysia’s Islamic bond market.

  • Malaysia Bond House

    A watershed general election that ushered in a new government provided a challenging backdrop for the Malaysian ringgit market, but CIMB Investment Bank sailed calmly through the choppy waters and helped maintain confidence in the bond market.

  • Indonesia Capital Markets Deal

    Jasa Marga opened an alternative source of funding for Indonesian issuers with the first offshore rupiah bond, creating a new asset class for global investors and a new way of channelling funds into Asian infrastructure.

  • Issuer of the Year

    Issuer of the Year

    In a tough year for many emerging markets, India’s biggest private sector company completed its most remarkable funding programme so far. For its commitment to expanding its funding sources, and for its impeccable timing, Reliance Industries is IFR Asia’s Issuer of the Year.

  • Indonesia Loan House

    Despite currency volatility, looming elections, and a challenging macroeconomic environment, Standard Chartered never missed a beat in Indonesia in 2018, leading the biggest and most challenging transactions of the year.

  • India Equity House

    Citigroup cemented its leadership in the Indian equity capital market in 2018 with an unrivalled book of business despite challenging market conditions.

  • India Bond House

    In a domestic debt market roiled by rising yields and a high-profile default, AK Capital stood out with fresh ideas, including a market-leading smart city bond, and for helping restore confidence in non-bank financial institutions.

  • Hong Kong Equity Issue

    The HK$3.8bn (US$485m) IPO of Innovent Biologics proved Hong Kong could support major listings of pre-revenue biotech companies. Although not the first – or the largest – its flawless debut revived the stock exchange’s efforts to create a sustainable new sector.

  • Hong Kong Loan House

    HSBC stood out among competitors with a book of business that ranged from leveraged loans for dividend recapitalisations to green financings for first-time borrowers.

  • Renminbi bond

    The Republic of the Philippines shook up China’s Panda bond market in March with an exceptionally tight debut that won enthusiastic participation from international investors.

  • China Loan House

    In a year when restrictions on capital outflows and geopolitical tensions made event-driven financings from China few and far between, China Citic Bank stood out from its peers with bold underwrites on two high-profile outbound M&A loans totalling over US$7bn.

  • China Equity House

    Morgan Stanley stood out in 2018 for its ability to deliver equity capital to China’s technology sector, staying ahead of regulatory changes and doing more than its rivals to develop the market.

  • China Bond House

    With Chinese growth slowing, US interest rates rising, and trade tensions adding to a volatile backdrop, Bank of China showcased its ability to raise funds for Chinese issuers in challenging market conditions.

  • Australia/New Zealand Loan House

    Australia and New Zealand Banking Group outperformed competitors in its home market in 2018 with leading roles in the biggest leveraged buyouts and infrastructure financings of the year.

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