Deutsche Bank AG (Hong Kong Branch) announced today it has completed its first Renminbi (RMB) debt offering with a RMB200 million self-led deal. The transaction represents a significant step towards developing Hong Kong’s RMB debt market as a liquid and viable source of RMB financing for foreign issuers.
Daniel Mamadou, Co-Head of Debt Capital Markets and Corporate Coverage, Asia at Deutsche Bank, said: “Deutsche Bank has a long history in developing Asia’s domestic debt capital markets, acting as a primary dealer in key government bond markets around the region.
“This transaction represents a small but significant step towards demonstrating the potential for Hong Kong’s RMB debt market to become a reliable and efficient source of RMB financing.
“We are extremely confident this market will continue to develop alongside Hong Kong’s growing RMB deposit base and its efforts to establish itself as an offshore RMB centre.”
Comprising 2-year certificates of deposit, the deal was priced with a 2% fixed semi-annual coupon and was sold to private bank investors.
Gunar Schramm, Asia Pacific Treasurer at Deutsche Bank, said: "In addition to providing funding for the Hong Kong Branch, accessing this new market brings welcome diversification benefits to the Bank's global funding base."
The deal represents the second transaction Deutsche Bank has arranged in the RMB debt market, following a RMB500 million deal for China Development Bank on 2 September 2010.
Hong Kong’s RMB deposit base currently stands at RMB103.7 billion (USD15.2 billion) according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority – a figure that is expected to increase significantly following the launch of a pilot scheme by the People’s Bank of China in June to settle trade between Hong Kong and China in RMB.
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