News analysis

  • US restrains global green bonds growth

    02 Sep 2015

    The budding asset class has seen strong growth this year. But to reach its full potential, American issuers must get involved

  • Kuwait prepares maiden sovereign sukuk

    28 Aug 2015

    The government is looking to diversify its funding sources in the wake of the drastic oil price slump

  • India’s new platform hoped to boost start-up IPOs

    27 Aug 2015

    Market participants have feared that the country's most promising tech companies would list abroad due to local exchange rules. A new regime could encourage them to stay at home

  • Start hedging CNY – now

    27 Aug 2015

    Earlier this month the People’s Bank of China changed the way it calculates the daily fixing rate of the yuan against the US dollar. Corporates must now better manage their currency risk

  • Cambodian equities face an uncertain future

    20 Aug 2015

    Four years have passed since the Cambodian Securities Exchange opened. Despite its few listings, market participants remain optimistic

  • S$ bonds' covenant evolution

    19 Aug 2015

    The proliferation of private banks has made the Singapore-dollar debt capital markets an attractive destination for foreign issuers. But a flurry of lower credits could be changing its composition

  • Chinese developers seek onshore bonds

    14 Aug 2015

    The country's real-estate developers have been among the most prominent Asian issuers in the US dollar bond market. But yuan depreciation and market conditions have lured them onshore

  • HKEx bets on hedging amid yuan depreciation

    13 Aug 2015

    The onshore currency's recent depreciation could be a boon for the Hong Kong Exchanges Group’s push into fixed income, currencies and commodities, said CEO Charles Li

  • Oman close to finalising new takeover code

    12 Aug 2015

    The legislation is aimed at bringing the regime into closer alignment with western jurisdictions. But some claim it doesn’t reflect local market conditions

  • A-share insider definition proves problematic

    06 Aug 2015

    Chinese regulators’ drastic measures following recent equity volatility have eroded international investor trust. Its sale restrictions may also hit fund managers’ bottom line

  • Bitcoin tech could boost trade efficiency

    06 Aug 2015

    US exchanges’ adoption of blockchain software, used by the original crytocurrency, to facilitate and track trades could enhance speed and transparency in the securities market

  • Fragmentation stunts Nigerian capital markets

    06 Aug 2015

    The UK’s Emerging Capital Markets Taskforce has identified inconsistent regulation, lack of integrity and high trading costs as factors hindering the growth of Nigerian capital markets



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