ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Capital Markets

Global IPOs slow in January-March as India overtakes China

Falling markets, tighter rules and more fundraising options blamed for decline

The Bombay Stock Exchange has been enjoying an increase in new company listings, as India overtook China in the number of listings in the first quarter of 2018.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The number of companies that listed their shares in 39 countries from January to March dropped 12% to 360 from the same period a year earlier, according to research company Dealogic.

The drop in initial public offerings was the first since the April-June period of 2016, when market debuts slumped amid jitters triggered by the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union in June of that year.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more