Thai central bank prohibits financial institutions from trading in cryptocurrencies

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They are also banned from allowing clients to use credit cards to buy cryptocurrency.

PE-controlled broadband player ACT hires banks to raise over $300m in IPO

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As of 31 March 2017, True North and TA Associates owned 93% in ACT, with the two investors holding 56.4% and 37.3% stake respectively.


Singapore stock exchange looks to bypass curbs placed by Indian bourses

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The termination marked the end of the 17-year association of the NSE with SGX for sharing Indian securities-related data feeds and licensing Nifty products


Vietnam’s equitisation drive seen intact despite EVN Genco 3’s IPO flop

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Analysts remain optimistic that future IPOs could go well with Vietnam’s economy growing 6.8% last year and its stock market climbing almost 50% in 2017.


Foxconn unit planning $4b investment after China IPO

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Hon Hai is moving into sectors beyond pure electronics assembly as growth in the global smartphone industry sputters.


EVN Genco 3 IPO raises a meagre $8.13m in yet another dud for Vietnam

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The proceeds were far lower than the state’s expectation of raising at least VND6.5 trillion ($286 million) from the offering.


Games developer Starbreeze in talks with Taiwan’s Acer for StarVR IPO

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Starbreeze owns 33.3 per cent while Acer holds 66.6 per cent of joint venture StarVR.


Temasek Holdings emerges as major backer in Turkey’s MLP Health Services IPO

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The last healthcare investment that Temasek made was in a Brazil’s Clinic SIM.


Vietnam Digest: Govt launches state capital mgmt committee, VNPT sells finance arm

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The Vietnamese government has established a committee for monitoring state capital in local enterprises in order to speed up the privatisation process.


India: Galaxy Surfactants shares trade 13% higher on stock market debut

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The speciality chemicals manufacturer’s Rs937-crore IPO was subscribed 20 times during share sale from 29-31 January.