News analysis

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

    27 August 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

  • IFLR Middle East awards 2015: shortlist announced

    25 August 2015

    The nominees for this year's Middle East awards have been announced. Winners will be announced at the ceremony on October 28 at the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai

  • Cambodian equities face an uncertain future

    20 August 2015

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

  • Chinese developers seek onshore bonds

    14 August 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

  • Oman close to finalising new takeover code

    12 August 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 August 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 August 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 August 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