IPOs benefit as investors regain Asian risk appetite

Mild improvement in sentiment brings some hope to the ECM pipeline as the Hong Kong/China market gears up for a busy September. But sentiment remains fragile say bankers and investors.

IPOs benefit as investors regain Asian risk appetite

Lower valuations combined with expectations for strong second quarter earnings have helped re-focus investors minds on fundamentals rather than geopolitics, leading to a noticeable uplift in demand for initial public offerings and better secondary market performance across Asia.

The shift in sentiment, which occurred in mid-July, has provided a welcome boost for Asia’s beleaguered equity capital markets, which have suffered a difficult few months on the back of growing trade tensions between the...

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