Small IPOs lead the revival in Hong Kong

The IPO market in Hong Kong is off to a strong start this year following the success of small IPOs such as Speedy Global, signalling the return of the retail investor.

Mixed messages from Basel on ABS in Europe

The Basel Committee’s schizophrenic attitude towards ABS has seen it adopt two starkly conflicting positions on the asset class within a month, following the unveiling of the revised asset eligibility rules for the liquidity coverage ratio.

Davos: The great equities comeback

After more than two decades of unusually strong bond returns and more than a decade of sub-par equity returns, the tables have started to turn.

CEE sovereign debt: Riding the wave

Sovereign borrowers in central and eastern Europe have been key beneficiaries of the tide of liquidity washing into emerging market bond funds over the past 12 months.

CEE equities: Back in business

A trio of successful listings out of emerging Europe has boosted bankers’ hopes of an equity primary markets renaissance in 2013, with prospects for further supply from Russia, Turkey and beyond.