19 November 2021
04 October 2021
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25 November 2019
The 3rd edition, published by Hong Kong University Press, is now in print and will be available for purchase shortly.
08 October 2019
Surprise, surprise. Riyadh appears to have lost its bet to successfully bring to market a US$100 billion-plus IPO for Saudi Aramco. read
20 September 2019
On 8 October 2019, HKEX quietly dropped its US$36 billion-plus bid for the London Stock Exchange, citing its disappointment that, “it had been unable to engage” with the management of the latter “in realising its vision to create a world-leading market infrastructure group”. read
10 July 2019
Amid drone attacks on Saudi Aramco’s production facilities, news that both the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges were unlikely to be in the running for the international portion of the company’s flotation came as no surprise. read
26 June 2019
Last week, news that Deutsche Bank would fold its global equities business and terminate almost 20,000 of its employees came as a shock for market observers. read
09 May 2019
Last week, Slack Technologies Inc., a San Francisco-based software company which designs and develops real-time messaging for businesses, listed on the New York Stock Exchange in an offering that valued it at about US$24 billion. read
The last few months saw two major investment banks, Deutsche Bank and my erstwhile employer Nomura, faced with increasing difficulties, and actively engaging in paring much of their businesses amid mounting losses. read