IPO fever drives Asian equity markets

09 Aug 2009

A total of nine debut offerings were launched last week in the region, leading to a 64% rise in ECM deals by value from the week before. Petronas’ first international bond in seven years helped debt markets to improve, while M&A activity was led by ANZ’s acquisition of select RBS Asian assets. Asiamoney.com rounds up the major capital market deals over the past week in the Asia-Pacific (ex-Japan) region.

It has been an age since our weekly round-up of regional capital market activity saw three IPOs at the top of the equity deal tables, but that was exactly what happened last week.

The equity capital market (ECM) list from August 3 to August 7 was led by the ...

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