I was quoted in an article in the Financial Times by Paul J. Davies, Robert Cookson and Sarah Mishkin entitled “Investors hang fire over Asia’s IPO pipeline”, on 2 April 2012.
HONG KONG (Dow Jones Banking Intelligence) – Citigroup Inc.’s sale of its remaining stake in Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) comes as no surprise amid rising markets combined with a pressing need to find extra capital. Other Western firms have already been there in China over the last couple of years. Meanwhile Asian houses are seizing the opportunity to grow, on the back of their Western peers’ renewed asset dumps.
HKEx released on 11 January 2011 details for the second year of its 2010-2012 strategic plan. This includes, among other things, plans to allow issuers from more countries to list in Hong Kong. India and South Africa are specifically mentioned.
HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Asian equity issues have recently seen explosive growth but, in some countries, few foreign investors can buy shares in a domestic listing. The successful sale of a Taiwanese IPO to foreign investors last week is another step in the right direction.