Thursday, 18 July 2019

Equity Capital Markets 2013

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  • A surfer watches the waves from Mirante point as heavy surf pounds a section of Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro

    Equity Capital Markets: Calmer seas ahead?

    Source: Reuters/Sergio Moraes A surfer watches the waves from Mirante point as heavy surf pounds a section of Arpoador beach in Ri

  • Labourers sift wheat crop at a wholesale grain market in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.

    A question of yield

    The hunt for yield has proven as important in Asia’s equity capital markets as it has in the region’s booming bond markets, with REITs and similar plays generating huge interest. Those dynamics, however, are changing as investors review their allocation strategies.

  • A 'no entry' sign is seen near containers at a port in Tokyo.

    Private ambition

    Banks and investors are finding that the derivatives business can pay dividends amid an uptick in volatility and higher trading volumes.

  • Two men surf on high waves at Hong Kong's Shek O beach as typhoon Leo threatened to pound the territory with gale force winds.

    Riding the volatility

    Asian issuers may have missed the prime time for issuing convertibles, but the rising yield environment means CBs are more competitive than conventional bonds.

  • A top view of the living room of the presidential suite in the InterContinental Hong Kong Hotel with a window view of the Victoria Harbour.

    Suite success?

    Spin-off equity raisings, particularly from the city’s hospitality sector, are helping Hong Kong close the gap on rival Singapore. The recent shift in US yields, however, has cast a shadow over the business trust, the city’s newest equity product.

  • Mercedes Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany roller blades down the track in the rain ahead of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at the Sepang circuit.

    Back on track

    Malaysia may not live up to last year’s bumper IPO volumes, but strong domestic demand and new equity instruments are keeping the market active even in a period of rising global volatility.

  • A man searches for discounted clothes at a shop in Jakarta.

    Finding the right price

    Many companies had hoped to emulate the success of a hugely popular offering of shares in Matahari Department Store in March. But the end to a prolonged market rally has left lofty price targets looking unrealistic.

  • A Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) skytrain station is pictured under construction on the outskirts of Bangkok.

    Action stations

    The record listing of the Bangkok SkyTrain infrastructure trust has underlined Thailand’s potential to become one of the region’s most active equity capital markets. Demand for yield-based instruments remains strong despite a change in global sentiment.