Sell side Archive

Sep 03, 2019
Chinese regulator happy with success of new Star Market
Taking stock of what has been an impressive start for China’s new tech-focused stock market – the Star Market – regulators have expressed their pleasure with the opening period for the exchange. A spokesperson for Star Market regulator the China Securities Regulatory Commission, assessing its success since its launch in July, says in a sta...
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Aug 29, 2019
What CFOs need to know about IR before an IPO
Going public can be complex, expensive and time-consuming, with new challenges, expectations and stakeholders: analysts, investors, activists, regulators and media. How they view the IPO and the company over time can weigh on the company’s performance and perhaps the CFO’s own tenure. Managing the new pressures requires strong investor relations, but the starting point is not the quarterly close or the earnings call. Rather, it’s having a compelling investment...
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Aug 26, 2019
GCC IPOs see slight increase
IPOs in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region increased slightly in the second quarter, with two companies listing on Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul, according to financial services firm PwC in its GCC Capital Markets Watch report. The proceeds from the IPOs increased from $403 mn in the second quarter in 2018 to $866 mn in the second quarter this year. The increase in the total proceeds is mainly due to the sizable retail IPO of Arabian Centres Company, which gene...
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Aug 13, 2019
Asia markets flourish despite pressures
Despite the unexciting performance of much of the global IPO market in 2019 – and specific political pressures in Asia – sentiment and trends in the region’s markets remain extremely upbeat, reveals a report from professional services firm EY. China’s capital markets is currently going through a golden phase, especially the new, Nasdaq-inspired ...
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Aug 06, 2019
Exchanges index highlights July boom in market sentiment
The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index, which aims to reflect market sentiment and is a key indicator of exchanges performance closed at 58,387.4 on July 31 – up 2.2 percent on the month, up 18.2 percent year-to-date and 18.7 percent over 12 months (all in US dollar terms), reflecting booming market sentiment. The index set a new closing all-time high of 59,714.84 on July 11. The FTSE Mondo Visione Exchanges Index best performer by capital returns was the D...
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Jul 16, 2019
Anheuser-Busch InBev calls off $10 bn Hong Kong IPO
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has announced it is not going ahead with its $10 bn IPO on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong due to ‘prevailing market conditions’ – dealing a big blow to the territory’s capital markets. A statement issued by AB InBev reads: ‘The company is not proceeding with this transaction due to several factors, including the prevailing market conditions. The company will closely monitor market conditions as it continuously evaluates its...
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Jul 12, 2019
The week in investor relations: Fed comments boost Wall Street
Stocks fell on Monday as losses in Apple shares put wider pressure on the tech sector with investors gearing up for key testimony from the Federal Reserve’s Jerome Powell later in the week, CNBC reported. And technology and healthcare shares drove US stocks to a low finish on Monday as the market fell for a second straight trading day following a recen...
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Jul 08, 2019
China-Belarus agreement aims to boost capital markets in both countries
The Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) and the Belarusian Currency and Stock Exchange (BCSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to boost their capital markets and upgrade the Belt and Road Initiative co-operation between China and Belarus. Belarus is a so-called ‘hub state’ along the Belt and Road and an important economic and trading partner of China in the Eurasian region. This development will deepen the partnership between China and Belarus a...
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