12th May 2016
As the US$100bn-plus IPO of Saudi Aramco nears its launch, the UK’s Telegraph has most recently hinted at a three-way foreign listing, conducted across London, New York and Hong Kong. I look at the practicalities and advantages (as well as disadvantages) for the oil behemoth of listing in Asia.
2nd December 2015
Around this time last year, I reviewed the dismal performance of the Hong Kong primary markets, and ventured a guess that investors could instead turn en masse to ECM transactions in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia – and even the Philippines. How wrong I was!
7th November 2014
Surprise – surprise. The launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme, which had been in the works for months, has recently been delayed. The Through Train has been derailed.
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.
13th March 2014
Fast Retailing, the Japanese owner of fashion brands Uniqlo, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse tam.tam, listed depository receipts in Hong Kong on March 5.
27th February 2013
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx) released earlier this week the findings from its Cash Market Transaction Survey for 2011/12, revealing the diversity among investors in its securities market.
28th November 2012
I participated, alongside 14 other professionals, in a study for an in-depth report from PwC and Baker & McKenzie (coordinated by consultancy Meridian West) on cross-border IPO trends.
5th November 2012
Second-hand luxury handbag retailer Milan Station made headlines last week as it warned of an expected loss for this year, which it said was to be blamed on continued slow demand for luxury goods.