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Hong Kong IPO pipeline swells as Chinese companies rush to list

Mainland names and 'homecoming' stocks lift flow of deals to record high

The deals pipeline in Hong Kong is part of a record wave of new listing volumes globally, amid flush liquidity driven by stimulus amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Dean Napolitano)

HONG KONG -- New stock listings in Hong Kong have had their best start to a year ever and the pace is set to accelerate with $28 billion of anticipated share sales already lined up.

The city is attracting growing volumes of initial public offerings from mainland Chinese companies as well as so-called homecoming listings by U.S.-traded companies, which are seeking to hedge the threat of being banished from U.S. exchanges amid tensions between Beijing and Washington.

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