Turmoil in Chinese stocks and the fallout across the region have ignited any hopes that Hong Kong had of finishing as the top destination globally for initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2015. Instead BMI expects to see a sharp decline in equity capital market (ECM) activity across the region as both companies and potential investors are spooked by broader volatility and the offshore resort's...
African equity capital market (ECM) activity is currently sat at its highest level since the onset of the global financial crisis; but in BMI's view, the run of good form in unlikely to last over the near-to-medium term as regional stock markets will continue to suffer further from a combination of the impact of the crash in China last month and low commodity prices.
The rise of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) into becoming a leading fixture among investors across the globe continues, a trend BMI believes will accelerate over the medium-to-long term. We note that this trend is thriving in the present financial climate of macroeconomic uncertainty being endured across both developed and emerging markets and with key economies being in the latter stages of...
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