Capital Markets

Both that Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank are under intense scrutiny over whether they will will raise interest rates sooner than expected. © AP

BOJ trim of bond purchases flags risks of market overreaction

Investors looking for clues on beginning of end of easy money era

  • SGX opens way to dual-class share listings

    Exchange vies for more startup IPOs, regulator backs changes

  • Flea market app Mercari eyes June listing in Tokyo

    IPO could leave the Japanese 'unicorn' with a market cap north of $1.8bn

  • San Miguel's food unit readies share sale to keep listing

    Shareholders approve parent's consolidation of food, beer and liquor assets

  • Taiwan left out of global IPO boom

    Mainland China held more of an allure for island's promising startups in 2017

  • Over 210,000 petition Seoul to leave cryptocurrency market alone

    Young investors angered by government plans to ban exchanges as values tumble

  • Two Japanese banks fight over panda bond bragging rights

    BTMU and Mizuho both claim the honor of being first Japanese issuer

  • Asia powers global growth in venture capital investment

    Rise of multibillion-dollar funding rounds helps region nearly catch North America

  • Japan's SBI looks to raise $450m for AI, blockchain fund

    Financial group building on success of fintech fund

  • More than 70 injured in Jakarta stock exchange balcony collapse

    Bourse quickly resumes trading after hundreds evacuated

  • Private equity comes to Bhutan

    Local companies in need of capital to expand in fast-growing economy

  • Indonesian contractor eyes up to $400m from Komodo bonds

    Wijaya Karya's issuance may fund Jakarta-Bandung railway

  • Bank Indonesia steps up warnings against cryptocurrency trade

    Practice is 'susceptible to money laundering, terrorism funding'

  • Zomato valuation could soar to $6.7 billion in 10 years, Morgan Stanley says

    Competition triggers consolidation, with Swiggy, Zomato emerging leaders

  • Japanese investors favoring funds betting on AI, big data

    Once-popular monthly-distribution trusts saw a net outflow of cash in 2017

  • Toshiba seeks $4bn in tax relief by selling Westinghouse assets

    Struggling conglomerate aims to get finances on a sounder footing

  • Belt and Road-branded corporate bonds fuel China's big ambitions

    Strategy goes global as Singapore-based GLP plans $1.8bn issuance

  • Hong Kong, London, New York shortlisted for Aramco IPO: sources

    Final decision rests with crown prince; shortlist does not include Tokyo, Singapore

  • Fears of China reducing US debt jolt markets amid trade friction

    Reports of Beijing shunning Treasury bonds have echos of Japan in '97

  • BOJ watch

    Market sees hints of normalization in BOJ's tapered bond-buying

    Yen and yields spike after central bank cuts long-dated JGB purchases