Pre-marketing activities signal busy month for IPOs in Asia

Australian mining companies Resourcehouse and Galaxy Resources are among the growing line-up of issuers looking to list in Hong Kong, Singapore or New York before the end of the first quarter.

A wave of pre-marketing activity during the past few trading days suggests that the quiet start to the year could be over for Asia’s equity capital markets.

Only three issuers raised more than $100 million during February, but a number of companies are now ready to launch initial public offerings. On Monday, Hutchison Port Holdings Trust HPH Trust announced an IPO that could raise as much as $5.8 billion and Perennial China Retail Trust PCRT...

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