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BEIJING: From London to Hong Kong, large initial share sales have all but dried up across the world’s major financial centres this year. But the market in China is bustling with activity.
Initial public offerings (IPOs) on mainland exchanges have climbed to US$57.8bil (RM257.3bil) so far in 2022, the largest ever for such a period, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
There have been five IPOs of above US$1bil (RM4.46bil) since January, and one more is on the way. That’s versus just one such sale each in New York and Hong Kong, and none in London.
China’s IPO market has defied headwinds such as rising interest rates and fears of a US recession, which have brought major equity fundraising elsewhere to a virtual standstill.
Offerings in the Asian economy – whose monetary policy is diverging from the Federal Reserve – are largely geared toward local investors.
The surge in listings, according to some market watchers, is also driven by concern that economic conditions could worsen later in the year as flare-ups in virus cases cause Beijing to stick to the strict zero-Covid strategy.
Top leaders have signalled a softening on this year’s official growth target of around 5.5%, denting optimism about a rebound.,
“Companies have a stronger willingness for IPO because they see the first half as a better time window to get listed than the time ahead,” said Shen Meng, a director at investment bank Chanson & Co.
“They have a weaker outlook for the market and worry that factors including earnings uncertainty could make listing in the future harder than now.”
With companies rushing to list, China’s share in global IPO proceeds has more than tripled to 44% this year from 13% at end-2021, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Better performance of newly traded stocks has also been a draw for listing hopefuls. Shares of mainland IPOs are up by an average 43% this year over their listing price, versus the 13% drop seen in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, China’s benchmark CSI 300 Index has fallen about 16% since Dec 31 – one of the worst performers among major global equity gauges – as investors have had to grapple with stringent Covid curbs, a deepening real-estate crisis and a continued crackdown on Internet giants.
To be sure, new share sales owe part of their strong performance to the fact that valuation during the IPO is capped by local rules. That typically ends up leaving some gains on the table for the newcomers – flops happen, but they’re rare.
Some of the deals that boosted the tally in China have political undertones. Telecom provider China Mobile Ltd.and energy producer CNOOC Ltd, the biggest debuts of 2022, both listed at home after being kicked out of the United States following their inclusion on a Donald Trump-era blacklist.Allbet声明:该文看法仅代表作者自己，与www.allbetgame.us无关。转载请注明：新2备用网址（www.hg108.vip）:China IPO market trounces the world