Posts tagged as: Malaysia

Hong Kong doesn’t need weighted voting rights

29th June 2015

At long last, the operator of Hong Kong’s stock exchange has published conclusions to its concept paper on weighted voting rights (WVRs). Almost as soon as it did, Hong Kong’s other regulator expressed its opposition to the idea. But WVRs were always a worrying development. More urgent reforms are needed for the exchange to compare favourably with New York or London.

Can the Malaysian tiger roar again?

30th May 2015

What has happened to Malaysia’s primary equity markets? Once the darling of ECM departments, featuring highly successful multi-billion dollar offerings by the likes of Petronas Chemicals, Felda Global Ventures or IHH Healthcare, the Southeast Asia nation now languishes at the bottom of the regional league tables.

The reason for the season: ECM Christmas musings

3rd December 2014

Forget about reindeer with shiny noses, fir trees and shopping mall carols. For those in the finance industry, the end of the year takes an altogether different meaning.

Cornering elusive cornerstones

30th September 2014

In Asia, cornerstone investors are regarded as a vital ingredient for successful major listings. And Hong Kong – where such investors are subject to lock-up restrictions – has also increasingly seen the advent of anchor investors. 

Has the Singapore IPO market lost its mojo?

2nd June 2014

A quick glance at the SGX’s website shows that only six new listings closed on the Main Board since the start of the year.

Letter to South China Morning Post

9th October 2013

“More relevant template from Malaysia”

I am the author of IPO: A Global Guide and refer to Enoch Yiu’s White Collar column (“Fresh reminder of need to end muddle over HKEx roles”, October 1). She said “London and Singapore have long ago brought in independent regulators to be involved in the listing approval process for companies undergoing IPOs”.

Espinasse on CNBC’s “Cash Flow”

4th July 2013

I was back in CNBC’s Hong Kong studio this morning for live interviews with anchors Emily Chan and Oriel Morrison to comment on local IPOs.

Sunway achieves tightest price for M-REIT follow-on

14th February 2013

On 5 February, Sunway REIT (SREIT MK) priced a US$103 million equivalent primary placement, representing 8% of the REIT.  



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