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  • Hong Kong’s IPO market needs a reset

    Hong Kong’s IPO market needs a reset

    The Hong Kong IPO market saw a scorching start to the year, with a record amount raised on the exchange. But as signs of pressure begin to show, a breather is much needed.

  • There's trouble lurking in China’s offshore loan market

    There's trouble lurking in China’s offshore loan market

    International loans from Chinese borrowers have gained pace, with a number of deals being launched into syndication recently. Liquidity is ample and bankers are confident of deal success — but some caution is essential.

  • Big tech crackdown: the winners and the losers

    Big tech crackdown: the winners and the losers

    China’s latest crackdown on some of its largest internet companies should raise a critical question — who are the real beneficiaries of reining in the country’s technology titans?

  • China-US IPOs are speeding up, not slowing down

    China-US IPOs are speeding up, not slowing down

    Chinese companies have raised equity in the US at a record pace this year. The deal flow has quashed fears that a hostile White House would dissuade China’s hordes of technology startups from listing on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

  • It’s crunch time for Chinese SOE bonds

    It’s crunch time for Chinese SOE bonds

    The shock from the stunning slump in China Huarong Asset Management Co's dollar bonds may have eased slightly, following a rally this week after supportive comments from the Chinese government. But the incident should trigger a more critical look at the risks and rewards of buying state-owned international bonds.

  • Don’t seek logic in stock price moves

    Don’t seek logic in stock price moves

    Imagine trying to explain stock markets to an alien or an intelligent caveman, someone who has grown up in a world without the flicker of red and green numbers, the theatre of shareholder meetings, the strange spectacle of Jim Cramer’s pre-scheduled rage.

  • Asia’s capital markets: in for a rough ride

    Asia’s capital markets: in for a rough ride

    Asia’s capital markets had a hot first quarter, with volumes soaring across both DCM and ECM. Momentum still appears strong — but market participants should brace themselves for a tough time ahead.

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