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Due diligence regime strengthened by regulator’s new leadership as valuation tensions emerge
IFLR surveyed bankers, lawyers and firms on London’s listing rules and changes that need to be made going forward
George Weston, corporate partner at Harneys, and Murray Roberts, director at Harneys Fiduciary, examine the mechanisms available under Cayman Islands company law for de-SPAC transactions
Difficulties around the highly politicised data contribution issues are stalling the legislative package – to the dismay of market participants
Lawyers involved in the first GDR listings reveal the challenges they faced in the deals and offer advice for issuers and underwriters
Project linking exchanges across Africa faces an uphill struggle in intra-African trading due to regulatory fragmentation
While market sentiment appears to have improved on tech companies finding some breathing room, China has its work cut out to reclaim its momentum
The SEC’s proposed changes have opened questions as to whether other jurisdictions will follow suit, and whether stricter regulation in the US could open opportunities for other SPAC markets
Notwithstanding the dominating downward trend and the blow dealt by the SEC proposals, SPACs will live on and continue to represent an attractive alternative to some market participants
Developments in the QFII and QDII programmes have driven trading flows in and out of China and led to increased license applications
Two more deals are announced along with four SPAC IPOs and a new warning from former President Trump's vehicle
New lockup measures aim to plug regulatory loophole on stock options which have resulted in stock dips
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Primers

IFLR’s latest explainer looks at the impact of the rules on foreign investments and the implications of the newly added listing regulations for restricted sectors
This edition of IFLR’s free-to-read primer series looks at high frequency trading (HFT), exploring recent trends in the space and discussing assertions levelled against certain strategies
IFLR’s latest free-to-read explainer looks at direct listings and how they differ from traditional IPOs
IFLR’s free-to-read explainer series looks at how securities firms are preparing for the new rules
Despite hopes that implementation would be delayed due to coronavirus, SRDII is coming in September
This updated edition of IFLR's free-to-read primer series looks at the SEC's ambitious central data repository and the problems it has faced since inception
IFLR’s latest explainer looks at how asset managers are preparing for proposed changes to the Tokyo Stock Exchange
In the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, we take a look at stock market circuit breakers and how they’re used to alleviate stress
IFLR's explainer series looks at the Obama era set of rules and regulations that sought to reinvigorate the US equities markets
IFLR's primer series looks at the 2002 Act that was passed to help protect investors from fraudulent financial reporting and its effects on the market
The Asia-Pacific 2023 awards research has begun – winners will be announced at a live event in Singapore in March 2023
Critics contend the new rules would do more harm to the capital markets than good, and even put some private equity funds out of business
Challenges will be expected on many fronts, including whether the PCAOB can have sufficient access to sensitive information and personnel, and whether the data it receives is financially meaningful
All the winning deals, teams, law firms and individuals from the third IFLR Africa Awards
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