Fingers crossed for ECM after tumultuous 2016

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By John Loh
15 Dec 2016

After the wild ride that was 2016 ECM, banks in Asia are hoping for some breathing space next year. Bankers report a strong pipeline, but worries about Donald Trump and other potentially destabilising macro events continue to cast a shadow. For 2017, the key will be in the execution, writes John Loh.

Asia's equity capital markets appear to be drawing to a close earlier than usual, with issuers forgoing the typical last minute rush to raise funds before Christmas. They will be steeling themselves for great uncertainty in 2017.

The US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 25bp this week, but ...

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