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  • SFC enforcement signals individual focus

    17 December 2014

    The regulator's enforcement action against an employee at ICBCI Securities highlights its focus on the behaviour of senior management

  • Cyberdyne’s dual-class IPO

    03 December 2014

    Koji Toshima of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto analyses the groundbreaking Japanese listing and its effect on the TSE’s listing rules

  • How Shanghai - HK Stock Connect can improve

    24 November 2014

    After a slow first week, several key changes could improve the performance of the long-awaited Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect

  • SFC reveals next offshore RMB hotspots

    24 November 2014

    Australia is set to be the next developed country to get permission to use the renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor programme

  • HK short seller attacks prompt due diligence focus

    20 November 2014

    Short sellers and a number of incidents on IPO information suggest that more thorough pre-deal diligence is needed

  • 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

  • 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