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Shanghai's STAR Market has risen as the world's busiest IPO market. (Source photos by Reuters and Tetsuya Kitayama)
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Asia takes lead even as global IPO market contracts

Companies shelve listing plans amid Ukraine war and monetary tightening

TSUBASA SURUGA, CISSY ZHOU and KIM JAEWON, Nikkei staff writers | East Asia

SINGAPORE/HONG KONG/SEOUL -- New company listings have slowed dramatically in Asia in recent months after initially getting off to a quick start.

While proceeds from new listings in the first quarter were 18% higher this year than in 2021, the drop-off in Asia-Pacific initial public offering activity in the second quarter has brought proceeds for the year through June 14 to $50.5 billion, 26% below the total at the same point last year, according to Dealogic data.

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