20 March 2011
On 18 March 2011, I wrote a column which was published in the “Features & Analysis” section of the website of BBC News. The topic was the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong’s simulation exercise for the trading of renminbi-denominated securities and their development.
To read the article, please click HERE.
10 January 2011
[This article was originally published on Dow Jones Investment Banker on 23 December 2010 and is reproduced with permission]
HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Hong Kong’s Real Estate Investment Trust market plays second fiddle to Singapore’s but that could change – if it’s managed properly – with a proposed IPO in the first half of 2011 by Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd. read
17 December 2010
HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – It only stands to reason. Asia’s insatiable appetite for investments in transportation, utilities, communication and social infrastructure assets should have created a wealth of opportunities for dedicated, listed funds. Few, however, have tried to tap this burgeoning market, and those that have taken the risk have shown poor returns.
28 November 2010
Sabana Shari’ah Compliant Industrial REIT (Sabana) started trading on 26 November 2010 in Singapore after raising S$533.4 million (US$404 million) in an IPO. Sabana is the only Shari’ah-compliant REIT listed in Singapore and also the largest listed Shari’ah-compliant REIT by total assets globally. Shari’ah-compliant investments can be sold to both conventional investors and those that observe the principles of Islamic finance. read