Asian ECM set for better days after dismal first half

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By Jonathan Breen
07 Jul 2016

Asia’s equity capital markets had a ghastly first quarter before making a slow turnaround, but market watchers are calling for more from the second half of the year. Safe bets such as real estate investment trusts are expected to be hot, while insulated regions such as south and southeast Asia are likely to be a growing source of business. Jonathan Breen reports.

This year has been one of the toughest for Asian equity markets since the global financial crisis but despite the current environment, bankers are hoping the second half of the year will see an improvement.

“The current outlook globally is uncertain and volatile,” said Alexis Adamczyk, head ...

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