After notable silence, Kazakhstan looks set to push ahead with its privatisation programme in 2020. Although unlikely before the second quarter, investors and bankers see good reason its top three major state-owned entities will engage the markets.
Aamir Khan was parachuted into the top job in mid-August and has since swept through the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan streamlining and simplifying regulations. He spoke to FinanceAsia about his vision to re-ignite the country’s capital markets.
After a lacklustre few years thanks in part to over-regulation, Pakistan is cleaning up its image for issuers and investors and betting on simplified IPO rules to catalyse the market. Three IPOs are waiting for approval and more are in the wings, bankers claim.