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HONG KONG: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEX) reported a 21% drop in trading fee for the first half of the year, as the Sino-US trade war and political unrest in the Asian financial hub hurt market sentiment.
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IF we take the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) as a benchmark for the vibrancy of the equity market, many would agree that it has been rather lacklustre for several years now.
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China’s new board for tech shares starts trading – TechCrunch China’s new stock market STAR Market began operating today with 25 tech companies listed on the Science and Technology Innovation B...
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SHANGHAI: China's new Nasdaq-style board for homegrown technology firms started trading on Monday, with most of the stocks surging in their debut.
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British billionaire Sir Richard Branson's space tourism venture is set to go public by year-end and dozens more, including unicorns and tech stocks, are planning to raise funds in the capital markets this year.
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While the Singapore and Hong Kong stock markets are on the radar of a few Malaysian companies looking to list abroad, it is the Down Under that has the attention of those in the tech sector.
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GEORGE TOWN (July 16): Penang recorded RM8.8 billion in total approved investments in the manufacturing sector in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), maintaining the state's reputation as one of top inv...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang recorded RM8.8 billion in total approved investments in the manufacturing sector in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), maintaining the state’s reputation as one of top investment destinations in the country.
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SHANGHAI: Chinese shares fell on Wednesday as flat producer price inflation fuelled concerns about domestic growth, and a flood of initial public offerings targeting Shanghai’s new tech board diverted funds from the rest of the market.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Ongoing trade tensions between China and US have continued to impact initial public offering (IPO) activities across the world, which slowed in the first half of the year, despi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): The first half of 2019 (1H2019) saw fewer Malaysian companies opting to list their companies in stock exchanges overseas, according to the Ministry of Finance (MoF). In a writte...
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START Mongolia and StartupJohor, each an ecosystem developer in their own region, have merged into a unified brand, START.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 28): Sabah-based corporations and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) stand to benefit from the broadened access to investing and financing activities by Capital Markets Mala...
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FRANKFURT, June 28 — Shares in Volkswagen’s heavy trucks division Traton slid in their first minutes of trading in Frankfurt today, although the group was spared the abrupt tumbles that have met s...
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HONG KONG, June 26 — Hong Kong’s anti-corruption watchdog has arrested a former senior figure at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange operator for suspected misconduct linked to two listings.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong's securities regulator is reviewing how banks build books for equity and debt capital raisings, one of the city's top regulators said on Monday, warning about potential conflicts of interest.
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HONG KONG: Ping An Insurance's OneConnect financial technology unit is leaning toward picking New York over Hong Kong for its initial public offering (IPO) in the hope of achieving a higher valuation, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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Hong Kong is the top destination for Chinese companies seeking to list their shares outside China so far this year, but it could face a challenge for initial public offerings from Shanghai’s new tec...
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HONG KONG, June 14 — Shares in firms linked to Chinese online retail titan Alibaba were mixed today a day after rallying on a report it had filed for a Hong Kong listing that could be the city’s b...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 11): Bursa Malaysia Bhd aims to attract more retail investors into the equity market with the launch of “Bursa Anywhere”, the first mobile depository e-services application in t...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 11 — Bursa Malaysia Bhd aims to attract more retail investors into the equity market with the launch of “Bursa Anywhere”, the first mobile depository e-services application in...
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In the restaurants and coffee shops at the heart of southern China’s high-tech powerhouse, the main topics of conversation have shifted from industry gossip such as IPOs, mergers, and innovations to...
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) aims to add products to its lucrative derivatives business and offer South-East Asian unicorns a platform to list shares and bonds, in a multi-asset strategy aimed at sustaining growth, its chief executive said.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Exchange Ltd (SGX) aims to add products to its lucrative derivatives business and offer Southeast Asian unicorns a platform to list shares and bonds, in a multi-asset strategy aimed at sustaining growth, its chief executive said.
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The Shanghai Stock Exchange is poised to approve the first three listings on the upcoming Nasdaq-style Technology Innovation Board.
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TOKYO: In the months leading up to Uber Technologies Inc.’s market debut, Masayoshi Son made a habit of pointing out that SoftBank Group Corp. is the world’s largest investor in ride-hailing companies. Suddenly, it doesn’t seem like such an enviable position.
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NEW YORK, May 14 — Uber stocks went into a fresh skid yesterday — more bad news for the global ride-hailing giant, which endured steep declines in its hotly anticipated market debut last week.
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NEW YORK, May 13 — Uber shares went into a fresh skid today — more bad news for the global ride-hailing giant, which endured steep declines in its hotly anticipated market debut last week.
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NEW YORK: Uber Technologies Inc shares fell as much as 10% on Monday, doubling losses since its poorly-received Wall Street debut on Friday and raising more questions about investors' faith in its ability to make profits.
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NEW YORK, May 10 — Uber made its Wall Street debut today, starting with an eye-popping US$82 billion (RM341 billion) valuation in a milestone for the ride-hailing industry amid lingering doubts abou...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 25): Shares in RHB Bank Bhd rose marginally at mid-morning today after the group said it expects two sizeable IPOs in the pipeline this year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: RHB Bank Bhd remains “cautiously optimistic” about its earnings outlook even as it banks on its small and medium enterprises (SME) segment to provide continued growth.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, companies that may be in focus on Thursday (April 25) may include the following: Bumi Armada Bhd, MISC Bhd, RHB Bank Bhd,...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 24): RHB Bank Bhd said the group has two big-sized initial public offerings (IPOs) in its pipeline.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 22): CIMB Group Holdings Bhd is allotting RM900 million capital expenditure (capex) for the financial year ending Dec 31, 2019 (FY19), which will be used to enhance its information...
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SAN FRANCISCO: Pinterest Inc and Zoom Video Communications Inc. hit the public markets in soaring debuts, setting the pace for other so-called unicorns racing toward initial public offerings.
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ON March 29, Lyft, the No 2 US ride-hailing player behind giant Uber Technologies, began trading on the tech-heavy Nasdaq bourse.
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KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects CIMB Group Holdings Bhd, Genting Bhd, Widad Group Bhd, Bintai Kinden Corp Bhd, Seacera Group Bhd and UEM Sunrise Bhd to be among the stocks to watch on Friday.
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PETALING JAYA: The country’s largest poultry player Leong Hup International Bhd, which is set to make a comeback to Bursa Malaysia, has been valued at 15 times price-to-earnings (PE), according to a news report.
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IT has been another slow start to the year for initial public offerings (IPOs) in Malaysia, but investment bankers are anticipating a pickup in the coming months.
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KUALA LUMPUR/HONG KONG (April 12): QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd., which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in Southeast Asia, aims to revive an initial public offering as soon as the fourth quarter, people...
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HONG KONG: QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd., which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in Southeast Asia, aims to revive an initial public offering as soon as the fourth quarter, people with knowledge of the matter said.
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HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - QSR Brands (M) Holdings Bhd, which runs KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in South-east Asia, aims to revive an initial public offering as soon as the fourth quarter, people with knowl...
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NEW YORK: Uber Technologies Inc may face a cooler reception from investors than expected when it prices its initial public offering next month since smaller U.S. ride-hailing rival Lyft Inc’s aggressive stock launch and subsequent fall.
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FRANKFURT: Germany’s IPO market could hardly have got off to a worse start to the year, but that hasn’t dulled the appetite for stock-market listings -- at least among the candidates themselves.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Year 2019 is expected to be the year with a few mega initial public offerings (IPOs), at least three if not more, after a long absence.
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AS it seeks to create a more vibrant, accessible and inclusive capital market, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is also looking to add diversity to the market by making it easier for companies ...
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This article is from two episodes on Matrix Moments by Matrix Partners India, a podcast featuring candid conversations on what it really takes to survive the startup world.
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AS it seeks to create a more vibrant, accessible and inclusive capital market, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is also looking to add diversity to the market by making it easier for companies ...
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 25 — Uber Technologies Inc is set to offer over US$3 billion (RM12.2 billion) to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Sexual dysfunction, jealousy, forced sex and seeking divorce are among the many causes of domestic abuse in Malaysia.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s poultry producer Leong Hup International and fast food operator QSR Brands are in advanced stages of launching their initial public offerings (IPOs) in the second quarter, which would revive the nation’s moribund primary market, sources said.
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SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s poultry producer Leong Hup International and fast food operator QSR Brands are in advanced stages of launching their initial public offerings in the second quarter, which would revive the nation’s moribund primary market, sources said.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): Malaysia’s capital market is expected to see between RM110 billion and RM120 billion worth of funds raised in 2019, said the Securities Commission today, on anticipation tha...
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s securities regulator banned UBS on Thursday from sponsoring initial public offerings (IPOs) in Hong Kong for one year for failures as a sponsor of three IPOs.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): The Securities Commission (SC) approved five initial public offerings (IPOs) for the Main Market last year with total funds approved to be raised estimated at RM4.87 billion.
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SINGAPORE, March 13 — A group representing the Scotch whisky makers has failed to block Japanese department store Isetan from using the word “Tartan” to market its whiskeys here.
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HONG KONG: UBS Group AG and Standard Chartered PLC have agreed to settle a case of alleged misconduct related to a 2009 initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong, a counsel for the market regulator said at a tribunal hearing on Monday.
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The team behind 500 Startups’ Japan fund has spun out of the US-based seed investor and relaunched as independent firm Coral Capital.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s stock exchange operator on Wednesday said 2018 profit surged 26 percent to a record high, meeting expectations, boosted by fees from a number of mega IPOs in the first part of the year as well as clearing fees and strong trading.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 22 — Pinterest, the online “visual discovery” service which claims some 250 million users, has filed confidentially for a stock market listing, The Wall Street Journal reporte...
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 22 — Pinterest, the online “visual discovery” service which claims some 250 million users, has filed confidentially for a stock market listing, The Wall Street Journal reporte...
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NOT since late 1999 and the first few months of 2000, at the height of tech and dotcom bubble, has there been such a long line-up of tech firms seeking a listing on the stock market.
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INCREASINGLY, initial public offerings (IPOs) are becoming more scarce. And when they do take place, they are less attractive.
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REVENUE Group Bhd’s share price performance has far surpassed that of all the other companies that made their debut on Bursa Malaysia this year.
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THE local bourse has been busier this year in terms of initial public offerings (IPOs) than last year.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s biggest home improvement retailer Mr D.I.Y. is exploring an initial public offering to raise around RM1.5 billion (US$362 million), two sources familiar with the matter said...
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Lightspeed China Partners announced the close of its fourth fund with a total capital of US$560 million, the biggest round it raised to date.
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PETALING JAYA: A senior PPBM leader denied that the prime minister is anti-monarchy, arguing that Dr Mahathir Mohamad had established a “cordial and productive working relationship” with almost al...