Can Kenya and Turkey spice up insipid equity markets?

Conditions for IPOs in Europe are dreadful — the market has almost frozen. But Kenya’s Safaricom and Türk Telekom in Turkey still want to float. Are they foolhardy — or will the deals tempt investors out of their hiding places and prove that there is still a market beneath the ice?

  • 01 Apr 2008
Equity new issue markets in Europe are as bad as they have been since the aftermath of the dotcom crash. Umpteen equity sales have been cancelled, with IPOs the worst hit. When investors are in cautious mood, investing in new, untested companies is still more ...

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