Late orders get HKT Trust's $1.2 billion IPO across the line

Retail investors, hedge funds and private banks shun the PCCW-backed trust and the price is fixed at the bottom of the range for a 9% yield.

Late orders get HKT Trust's $1.2 billion IPO across the line
Hong Kong fixed-line operator PCCW priced the IPO of its telecoms unit at the low end of its target range (AFP)

HKT Trust has succeeded in raising HK$9.3 billion $1.2 billion from its Hong Kong initial public offering, but demand was thin and suggests the other billion-dollar deals that are expected to launch bookbuilding in the next seven days are in for a challenge.

These include New China Life Insurance, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery and Haitong Securities, which are aiming to raise at least $5.7 billion before year-end.

HKT Trust, which comprises...

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