Asia deal volumes fall as volatility rises

09 May 2010

The number of new equity and bond listings dramatically slowed down last week amid heightened investor risk aversion. Four IPOs were pulled while bond issues fell by half. rounds up the region’s capital markets activity.

Heightened risk aversion roiled equity and bond markets across Asia last week, leading to the volume of new deals conducted to collapse.

In M&A only one notable transaction was executed. Hua Xia Bank, a Chinese mid-sized lender, raised Rmb20.8 billion (US$3 billion) from a private placement to its ...

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