Tuesday, 20 March 2018

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  • Spirits lift for equity deals

    Equities | 24 March 2017

    Buoyant secondary markets and strong institutional demand are driving a resurgence in Asian equity offerings, with US$8bn of deals launched or completed in the busiest week of the year.

  • Job hunters rush into a job fair in Binzhou, Shandong province, China

    CEB kicks off China CB rush

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    China Everbright Bank has launched the largest A-share convertible bond issue in nearly seven years, opening the floodgates for a potential Rmb85bn (US$12bn) of such deals after a regulatory clampdown on other forms of equity financing.

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    SFC fines BoCom over lapsed IPO

    Top News | 17 March 2017

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator last week expanded its clampdown on IPO sponsors to include deals that didn’t even make it to market with a HK$15m (US$1.9m) fine for BoCom International (Asia).

  • Lakala road-tests fintech IPOs

    Equities | 10 March 2017

    Lakala Payment has become the first major third-party payment-services provider in China to apply for a domestic IPO, testing the attitude of regulators and investors towards the country’s fast-growing financial technology sector.

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    Biotech IPO rush intensifies

    Top News | 03 March 2017

    Chinese biotech companies are rushing to list overseas to fund expansion, taking advantage of growing enthusiasm for the sector and reinforcing the appeal of international listings.

  • New rules bar China follow-ons

    New rules bar China follow-ons

    Top News | 24 February 2017

    A clampdown on follow-on activity sent a shockwave through China’s equity market last week, threatening fundraisings worth at least Rmb32bn (US$4.65bn).

  • Placement clampdown faces test

    Equities | 17 February 2017

    China’s vow to clamp down on the excessive use of follow-on placings, in particular private share placements, faces its first test after two securities companies unveiled plans to raise a combined Rmb31bn (US$4.52bn).

  • REIT rivals gain on Singapore

    REIT rivals gain on Singapore

    Top News | 17 February 2017

    Hong Kong and Indonesia are set to welcome their first real estate investment trusts for years, in a sign that Singapore’s hold on the regional REIT market may be under threat.

  • Buoyant markets boost block trades

    Buoyant markets boost block trades

    Top News | 17 February 2017

    Riding on the recent rally in regional stock markets, three investors raised a total of US$2bn from block trades last week, including HK$8.53bn (US$1.1bn) in HKT Trust & HKT, the biggest such sell-down in Asia-Pacific this year.

  • High-growth IPOs under scrutiny

    Equities | 10 February 2017

    Hong Kong’s securities regulator is taking action to curb the unusually high volatility around new listings on the city’s second board.