Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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  • China Development Bank Financial Leasing logo

    Data expose not-so-public IPOs

    Top News | 05 August 2016

    When China Development Bank Financial Leasing priced its HK$6.28bn (US$810m) Hong Kong IPO at the end of June, only 108 institutional investors participated, and 84 of them bought just one board lot, spending a touch over a token US$500 each.

  • China share reforms point to policy shift

    People & Markets | 05 August 2016

    China’s latest round of stock market reforms points to a growing desire to use equity financing to support the country’s cooling economy.

  • Bank of Jiangsu branch

    City lender cracks US$1bn IPO

    Top News | 22 July 2016

    An overwhelming response to China’s largest domestic IPO since equity markets crashed last summer has lifted expectations that the country’s regulator may step up its efforts to clear a backlog of stalled listings.

  • ZTO Express sorting centre

    ZTO Express banks on scarcity value

    Top News | 15 July 2016

    China’s ZTO Express has confidentially filed for an IPO in the US, hoping to stand out from its rivals as the only big Chinese express delivery company to be listed overseas.

  • Uproar over China IPO compensation plan

    People & Markets | 15 July 2016

    Disagreement about the terms of compensation for Chinese IPO investors is adding to controversy over recently issued rules that hold underwriters accountable for misleading listing material.

  • Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) branch

    PSBC set for jumbo IPO test

    Top News | 08 July 2016

    Postal Savings Bank of China is preparing to test if the public-equity markets will support a premium valuation at a time when concerns over mounting bad debts are weighing heavily on other Chinese lenders.

  • The company logo of China Development Bank Leasing (CDB Leasing) is displayed at a news conference on the company's IPO in Hong Kong, China.

    Asian ECM shrugs off Brexit woes

    Top News | 01 July 2016

    While Western equity capital markets were still in Brexit shock last week, their Asian counterparts recovered surprisingly well, allowing at least US$2.7bn of equity fundraising to be done.

  • China cracks down on IPO fraud

    China cracks down on IPO fraud

    People & Markets | 01 July 2016

    China is increasing its scrutiny of the financial statements and information disclosures of IPO candidates in a bid to eliminate fraud and weed out weak companies clogging up the listings pipeline.

  • Cemex logo

    Asian IPOs ignore Brexit risk

    Top News | 24 June 2016

    Four Asian companies proceeded with IPOs for a combined US$2.8bn last week, with structures that gave them wide pricing discretion amid market uncertainty.

  • China Securities Regulatory Commission headquarters

    China crimps backdoor listings

    Equities | 24 June 2016

    Companies looking to bypass China’s backlogged IPO pipeline through backdoor listings face new hurdles in light of draft regulations intended to clamp down on reverse takeovers.