【英语财经】首只人民币“绿色债券”在伦敦发行 First renminbi ‘green bond’ issued in London by IFC

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2014-6-18 06:27

小艾摘要: The first renminbi-denominated “green bond” has been issued in London, marking another step forward in the internationalisation of China’s currency.It was issued yesterday by the International Fina ...
First renminbi ‘green bond’ issued in London by IFC
The first renminbi-denominated “green bond” has been issued in London, marking another step forward in the internationalisation of China’s currency.

It was issued yesterday by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank, which provides support to the private sector in developing economies.

The three-year bond raised Rmb500m ($81m) and was priced at a yield of 2 per cent. HSBC acted as sole lead manager.

Green bonds are designed to raise funds for environmentally friendly purposes. Proceeds from the bond will be used to provide funding for projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency across developing economies.

According to the IFC, the bond attracted interest from investors in Europe and Asia.

Despite the bond’s relatively small size, its issuance will be seen as a positive event for London’s status as a financial centre and the City’s role in a growing international market -for renminbi-denominated bonds.

“This landmark transaction is another step in the internationalisation of the renminbi and will add another important asset class to the currency,” said Spencer Lake, global head of capital financing at HSBC.

Investor interest in renminbi-denominated offshore bonds has been strong this year and managers have more funds available for renminbi assets.

Appetite for green bonds is also growing quickly, partly because more fund managers have mandates to invest in climate-friendly projects.

The corporate green bond market is expected to reach $20bn this year, according to rating agency Standard & Poor's, more than twice the total issuance in 2013. The largest green bond, worth $3.4bn, was issued in May by GDF Suez, the French power company.

Benjamin Powell, head of funding at the IFC, said green bonds represented a “capital markets solution” to the need for climate friendly investment and were increasingly popular with companies.

“We have corporates knocking on our door asking how we do it. There’s a huge financing gap in terms of meeting the demands of climate finance,” he said.

Mr Powell added that issuing the bond in renminbi would contribute to the development of Chinese debt-capital markets, and that the IFC intended eventually to issue renminbi-denominated bonds in mainland China.

“We see a great opportunity in terms of establishing a framework for international issuers to come to China,” he said. “Deepening local currency markets is very much part of our mandate.”

首只以人民币计价的“绿色债券”在伦敦发行,标志着人民币国际化进程又向前迈出一步。

这只债券昨日由世界银行(World Bank)旗下的国际金融公司(International Finance Corporation,简称IFC)发行。该机构的使命是向发展中经济体的私营部门提供支持。

这只3年期的债券筹集了5亿元人民币(合8100万美元),票面收益率为2%。汇丰(HSBC)担任独家主承销商。

绿色债券的宗旨是筹集资金用于环保目的。发债所得将用于资助发展中经济体的可再生能源和能效项目。

据国际金融公司介绍,这只债券吸引了欧洲和亚洲投资者的兴趣。

尽管这只债券的规模相对较小,但其发行将被视为一个积极的事件,有助于强化伦敦作为一个金融中心的地位,强化伦敦金融城在不断壮大的人民币债券国际市场中的角色。

“这一里程碑式的交易是人民币国际化进程中的又一步,将为人民币增添又一个重要的资产类别,”汇丰环球资本融资主管利子琛(Spencer Lake)表示。

今年,投资者对人民币计价的离岸债券兴趣浓厚,基金经理们也有更多资金可投入人民币资产。

投资者对绿色债券的投资意愿也在快速增长,部分原因是有更多基金经理获得了投资于气候友好型项目的授权。

评级机构标准普尔(Standard & Poor's)称,今年企业绿色债券市场预计将达到200亿美元,为2013年总发行量的两倍以上。规模最大的绿色债券价值34亿美元,是由法国电力公司——法国燃气苏伊士集团(GDF Suez)在5月发行的。

国际金融公司资金部主管本杰明?鲍威尔(Benjamin Powell)表示,绿色债券代表着切合气候友好型投资需求的“资本市场解决方案”,越来越受企业欢迎。

“有些企业敲我们的门,问我们怎么操作。就满足气候融资的需求而言,目前存在巨大的融资缺口,”他表示。

鲍威尔补充说,发行人民币债券将促进中国债务资本市场的发展,而国际金融公司有意最终在中国境内发行人民币计价债券。

“在为国际发行人进入中国建立一个框架方面,我们看到一个很好的机会,”他表示。“深化本币市场是我们的使命中非常重要的一部分。”

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