2016 outlook: Equity's return to health

The third part of FinanceAsia's look at prospects for the year ahead examines the outlook for equity capital markets.

2016 outlook: Equity's return to health

Equity capital markets had a volatile year in 2015. A promising start was badly impacted by China’s summer market rout, while political issues and weak commodity prices left Southeast Asian deal volumes lacklustre.

Total equity volumes for Asia ex-Japan reached $226.9 billion by November 27, while fees were $3.6 billion, compared with $238.1 billion and $4.2 billion, respectively, for full year 2014.

However, initial public offerings reappeared as the year drew to...

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