Chock-a-block: Asian equity deals have huge start to the year

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By John Loh
18 Jan 2018

The block trade market in Asia came to life in spectacular fashion as firms chalked up nearly $4bn from share sales in just the first three weeks of January. The rally in stocks has brought a horde of cash to overnight fundraisings, with bankers seeing few signs of the momentum stopping any time soon. John Loh reports.

Year-to-date volume from accelerated bookbuilds in Asia ex-Japan now stands at $3.6bn from 14 deals, compared with five deals worth $458.4m in the same period last year, according to Dealogic. This is not counting volumes in the equity-linked market, which this week alone got a $2bn boost from ...

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