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China’s trillion dollar dilemma

As both the US and China reignite trade tensions amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Beijing is unlikely to aggressively dump its US treasuries because it would prove counterproductive.
May 13, 2020

Mongolia cancels $3 billion coal IPO

The cancellation of a stake sale in the country’s flagship coal mining company comes as economic growth and ratings agencies cast a shadow on the economy.
May 12, 2020

Chinese Mobile Gaming Is More Distribution Than Content

With more players staying home and social distancing, Chinese mobile game developers are hoping to establish sticky customers attached to franchised story lines – but bargaining power is incrementally moving towards distributors.
April 15, 2020

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