Hong Kong crisis makes Tokyo walk the line

Japan wants to use the Hong Kong crisis to persuade its bankers to mover to Tokyo,…

Secondary Hang Seng listings open new front in US-China trade war

China’s largest online retailer JD.com will tomorrow become the latest in a growing roll call of…

China pips India in battle for stake in Dakha Stock Exchange

This week’s announcement from Bangladesh that it had rejected a bid for a 25% stake in…

Russia looks to invest in Saudi Aramco as bonds with Riyadh grow ever deeper

Russian pension funds are considering investing in Saudi Aramco when it lists its stock in a…

Saudi purge casts doubt over plans for Saudi Aramco IPO

Last weekend’s spate of arrests orchestrated by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that has…

Spotlight falls on CEFC as Qatar sovereign wealth fund signs up to EN+ IPO

Qatar’s sovereign investment fund the QIA has applied to invest $250m in the  $1.5bn IPO of…

Moscow gets ready for return of the IPO

The Moscow Stock Exchange  may host up to 12  IPOs and SPOs  next year and various…

Belt and Road gets own shipping index

After a two-year trial the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) yesterday officially launched a series of indices…

NASDAQ and Shanghai exchange get into bed with Astana

Nasdaq has been selected to power Kazakhstan’s new AIFC Exchange and, along with the Shanghai Stock…

More Russian IPOs planned as investors return to Moscow

Foreign investors are being lured back into Russia by businesses seeking to tap the public equity and…

Saudi Aramco to woo Chinese with IPO

Saudi Aramco has asked JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley to help with what, at $100bn,…

Nurly Zhol and structural reforms set to boost Kazakh growth to 2.5% – IMF

A combination of targeted fiscal support, exchange rate adjustment, strengthened domestic liquidity management and structural reforms…

Prospects of IPO for Vodafone India recede with merger talks

Vodafone this week confirmed that it is discussing the possibility of merging its struggling India arm with…

Trump victory gifts Russian oligarchs $29bn as energy share prices soar

Russian oligarchs: Rising share prices and a resurgence in the value of the rouble brought on…

Tehran Stock Exchange accepted for WFE membership

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE)  has written to he chairman of of the Tehran Stock…

Ulyukayev invites Germany to take part in Russian privatisation programme

There is no reason that German companies should not participate in the Russian privatisation programme, Economic…

Sime Darby to float Weifang Port

The Malaysian-based  Sime Darby multinational conglomerate this week announced its intention to float Shandong Province’s Weifang Port…

Moscow appoints US law firm as consultants in Rosneft privatisation

Rosneft privatisation: The US-based international law firm White & Case will act as legal advisors to the…

Russian Direct Investment Fund to be cut loose from troubled VEB bank

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is to  be spun off from the troubled Vnesheconombank (VEB)…

US investment in Indian equities larger than in Chinese, claims Kotak

Indian equities: By the end of last year, US investors had pumped $12bn and $11.8bn into…

Beta version of “Russian NASDAQ” trading platform ready by year end

Russian NASDAQ: The Far East and Baikal Region Development Fund is working on creating a Russian…

Number of Beijing billionaires overtakes New York

Beijing billionaires: There are now more billionaires in Beijing than in New York, according to this  year’s  Hurun…

China’s Chongqing Casin Enterprise to acquire Chicago Stock Exchange

A group of investors led by China’s Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group is set to buy the…

HKEx planning mainland commodities trading platfrom

Hong Kong’s Futures and Securities Exchange HKEx is planning to launch a commodities trading platform in mainland…