Korea's bank loans to the self-employed rose at the fastest clip ever in 2015 as they relied more on debt amid a protracted slump in domestic demand, data showed in the endof February 2016. Outstanding loans to the self-employed by five major local lenders, including Shinhan Bank and Kookmin Bank, came to 164.17 trillion won ($133.1 billion)... More →
Korean Stock Exchange (KOSDAQ) expects another boom year for initial public offerings in 2016, with over 150 companies preparing to float their shares on the country‘s secondary stock market, the bourse’s operator said Friday. “We expect 154 IPOs this year,” Kim Jae-joon, chairman of Korea Exchange’s KOSDAQ market... More →
The global rail market is to reach $205 billion in the next five years. Chinese rail companies are growing more aggressive overseas with the backing of the government, but they still have hurdles to overcome. Last November, state-owned giant China Railway Construction announced that it had won Mexico's first high-speed rail project, shocking... More →
SINGAPORE: Grouping will get 52.16% of OAO International Airport Vladivostok and will also fully acquire its terminal. The consortium, comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Changi Airports International (CAI) and Basic Element, is the winner of the tender to acquire shares in Vladivostok International Airport. Each... More →
Entering sukuk market is a growing trend for many developed and developing economies. In 2014 the U.K., Luxembourg and South Africa sold debut sukuk, entering a global market that PWC estimates will reach $2.6 trillion by 2017.
Worldwide offerings, which include local-currency sukuk, climbed to $46.3 billion in 2014, shy of 2012’s... More →
The recent situation on the world capital market depends on the economic growth in the emerging markets, and this influence persists in the future. During the last 5-10 years the popularity of American markets for listings has fallen, however, the interest to Asian capital market has risen, particularly Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Nowadays Asian... More →
Banks now no longer have to first establish a China representative office before setting up other branches. — AFP
Beijing: China will accelerate liberalisation of interest rates and encourage a multilayered capital market as the country seeks to adapt to a ‘new normal’ of slower growth, according to an official at the central... More →
Two Russian construction companies have decided to stop trading their shares on the London stock exchange. It follows a similar decision by Russian bank FK Otkrytie. According to experts, this is a long-term trend, as Russian issuers delist in Europe and switch to Asian bourses.
Russian construction company Rose Group, which operates in Moscow's... More →
The Heads of State of all the five Caspian countries gathered for the 4th Caspian Summit which started in Astrakhan.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin as Head of State of the hosting country held an official ceremony to welcome his counterparts from Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. After a photo session they proceeded to the conference... More →
The Moscow Stock Exchange’s currency exchange committee has approved trading in Hong Kong dollars. The decision was made during a committee meeting on Sept. 23. The date of the launch has yet to be determined. Igor Marich, the exchange's executive director on the currency market said that the decision was in response to demands from market... More →