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Luckin Coffee fraud has big implications for Chinese issuers

A stricter review process and waning investor interests are the new realities Chinese companies confront when listing in New York. Improvements in the methods of conducting due diligence and enhanced safeguards for investors are sorely required.
April 08, 2020

Will an airline company ever be able to IPO again?

Amid an unprecedented level of flight reductions, a plummet in demand, and desperate capital raising exercises, expect airline IPO’s to remain grounded as the COVID-19 pandemic reshapes the industry. We review how many are finding ways just to stay alive.
March 30, 2020

What the Kyrgyz Republic must do to diversify its economy

Backed by healthy gold reserves and multilateral agencies keen to improve infrastructure, the outlook for the Central Asian republic is positive. However, the population’s tense relationship with China must be addressed if it is to make serious economic headway.
March 18, 2020

The central banker with no capital markets

The challenges are significant when 85% of the population is unbanked and the country has no capital markets. The acting governor of Da Afghanistan Bank outlines his plans to build from the ground up, promote financial inclusion, and learn from countries like Cambodia.
March 12, 2020

China is pushing into Eastern Europe (and so is Korea)

Attracted by a welcoming investment climate and driven by its Belt and Road Initiative, China is the largest investor in East Central Europe by some measure. But keep your eyes out for Korea also as its investment levels in the region are surging.
February 29, 2020