Vietnam to remove foreign ownership cap in listed firms

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The new law also proposes that companies could go ahead with listing after the completion of the initial public offering process.

SoftBank’s mobile unit IPO said to raise $18b from retail investors

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Tokyo-based SoftBank will announce the details for the debut sale as early as next week.


Hong Kong Exchange CEO says ‘listing pipeline is still very long’

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There are more than 250 companies in the IPO pipeline for next year, including many in the technology sector, according to Li.


Spotting rainmaker companies isn’t easy and Chinese regulators seem to be exhausted

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China is in another listing drought, two years after the IPO floodgates were reopened. So far this year, just 80 companies got the nod.


Chinese developer Guangzhou R&F Properties plans $1.4b HK share sale

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The extra money would strengthen the company’s finances, improve its credit rating outlook and help to lower funding costs.


China to set up new trading zone in Shanghai for high-tech companies

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China is expanding efforts to keep its most promising companies from going public in Hong Kong or the U.S.


Tanzania opposes public listing of Bharti Airtel’s Africa unit

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The Tanzanian government, which owns 40% in the Dar es Salaam-based unit, has informed potential investors that it does not recognize the IPO plans of Airtel Africa Ltd.


Thai asset manager BAM said to plan raising $700m in Bangkok IPO

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The Thai central bank plans to reduce its stake in BAM to less than 50% through the share sale, down from 100% currently.


Hong Kong securities regulator to propose ‘sandbox’ for crypto exchanges

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Regulators around the world have been looking closely at how to oversee digital assets and cryptocurrencies, and whether existing frameworks are sufficient.


IFC-backed electrical goods maker Polycab files for $270m IPO

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IFC, which holds a 15% stake in the company, is looking to sell close to half of its holding.