Deals analysis

  • RMB swap deal first step in Swiss hub plan

    23 July 2014

    Following the signing of a currency swap deal with China, the success of Switzerland's plans to be an offshore RMB hub now rests with the Asian powerhouse

News analysis

  • Hong Kong's dual-class dilemma

    10 October 2014

    The HKSE released a concept paper on dual-class share structures only weeks before Alibaba’s US IPO. Shearman & Sterling's Jayesh Wadhwani asks whether the exchange must allow these structures to remain competitive

  • Cost cutting in post-trade compliance

    09 October 2014

    It’s well-known that the costs of compliance are increasing. But the post-trade area poses several risky – and potentially expensive – areas that market participants cannot ignore

  • Poll: Europe's capital markets union

    09 October 2014

    IFLR's Quick Poll this month asks what should be the EC's priority in establishing a capital markets union

  • Bidders’ dilemma under UK Takeover Code changes

    07 October 2014

    Proposed changes to the rules governing UK public takeovers set out a strict new regime that requires bidders to think carefully about the promises they make during a takeover battle

  • Limited success for HKEx diversity rules

    24 September 2014

    Diversity requirements introduced by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange one year ago have had little effect, a new study has revealed

  • The challenge of Australian dual tracks

    18 September 2014

    Strong equity markets have prompted sellers to consider parallel exit routes. But as By Herbert Smith Freehills' Philippa Stone and Nick Baker explain, running two deals at once prompts legal challenges

  • Barriers to Reit spin-off success

    10 September 2014

    Windstream Holdings' spin off of assets into a publicly traded real-estate investment trust marks the US's fourth tax-free Reit spin-off in less than two years. But regulatory burdens could prove problematic for other deals in the pipeline

  • Vietnam ETF first highlights ECM interest

    04 September 2014

    The IPO of Vietnam’s first domestic exchange-traded fund shows that foreign investors have revived their interest in the capital markets

  • How Japan’s insider trading regime has changed deals

    14 August 2014

    Japan’s year-old insider trading regulations have caused major changes in both M&A and capital markets transactions according to counsel

  • Thai listing rules reveal Asean financial centre ambition

    31 July 2014

    Thailand’s Securities and Futures Commission (SEC) new regulations for foreign and dual listings reveal the country’s goal of becoming an Asean capital markets hub

  • India domestic IPOs to overshadow foreign listings

    18 July 2014

    India’s capital markets have returned following the election of Narendra Modi last month. Domestic IPOs are expected – perhaps at the cost of foreign listings

  • India’s budget sinks tax clarity expectations

    18 July 2014

    Prime Minister Modi's budget announcement wasn’t as bold as expected. But market participants hope the changes were enough new foreign investors’ interest in India

  • SCOTUS challenges fraud-on-the-market theory

    02 July 2014

    A US Supreme Court ruling last Monday gives defendants in securities litigation a new tool to challenge class certification. But failure to prevent that certification could lead to a stronger case against them

  • REGULATORS: structuring Egypt’s first ETF

    27 May 2014

    The launch of a new investment vehicle in Egypt signals that the country is once again open for business

  • New governance rules challenge Indian listcos

    22 May 2014

    Stricter related party rules and director requirements under Sebi’s revised listing agreement will create new challenges for the country’s public companies

  • A definitive guide to IFLR's 2013 -2014 awards

    07 May 2014

    All the shortlists and winners for IFLR's Americas, Asia, European and Middle East awards 2013-2014

  • Fears over FTT ruling overblown

    01 May 2014

    London lawyers are not concerned by the ECJ's rejection of the UK government’s challenge to the proposed FTT, describing the lawsuit as a tactical move

  • Santiago and Toronto exchange tie-up to boost dual listings

    01 May 2014

    The Santiago and Toronto Stock Exchange Venture’s planned venture exchange could allow companies to seamlessly dual-list on both bourses

Channel correspondents