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  • Korea ECM: investors miss the point

    Korea ECM: investors miss the point

    South Korea’s financial regulator has stepped up scrutiny of big IPOs recently, disrupting a few listings and stoking concerns about a pullback in deal flow. Investors have so far been undeterred — but it’s time they start paying attention.

  • China-to-US IPOs: more pain coming

    China-to-US IPOs: more pain coming

    China's latest crackdown of three of its technology companies has a clear message for firms looking to list in the US — and investors wanting to buy their shares.

  • Missfresh tumble is just a blip for China ADS IPOs

    Missfresh tumble is just a blip for China ADS IPOs

    An exciting rebound in the flow of China-into-US listings took an unexpected hit last week when online grocery start-up, Missfresh, plummeted on the first day of trading. While this is worrying, investors are still positive around these IPOs.

  • LBO loans: Chinese banks step up

    LBO loans: Chinese banks step up

    The recent round of M&A and leveraged buyout financing provided by Chinese banks shows their growing ambition in the more complicated and riskier part of Asia’s loan market.

  • Asia's Spacs: balance will be key

    Asia's Spacs: balance will be key

    The Spac phenomenon in the US appears to be reaching a tipping point, after whetting the appetite of investors over the past year and offering juicy fees to investment banks. As the market in Asia gets ready for take off, firms should be wary of the obstacles they may face.

  • Hong Kong’s IPO market needs a reset

    Hong Kong’s IPO market needs a reset

    The Hong Kong IPO market saw a scorching start to the year, with a record amount raised on the exchange. But as signs of pressure begin to show, a breather is much needed.

  • There's trouble lurking in China’s offshore loan market

    There's trouble lurking in China’s offshore loan market

    International loans from Chinese borrowers have gained pace, with a number of deals being launched into syndication recently. Liquidity is ample and bankers are confident of deal success — but some caution is essential.

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