Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has stepped up scrutiny of IPO applicants following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: BloombergHong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has stepped up scrutiny of IPO applicants following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has stepped up scrutiny of IPO applicants following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: IPO applicants face uphill climb as regulators scrutinise companies’ ability to withstand impact

  • Applicants have to clarify whether they have experienced any disruption and the extent to which they have been able to resume normal operation after the outbreak
  • IPO activity in Hong Kong has slowed this month, after a busy January in which 22 companies raised US$1.1 billion
Topic |   IPO
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has stepped up scrutiny of IPO applicants following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: BloombergHong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has stepped up scrutiny of IPO applicants following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has stepped up scrutiny of IPO applicants following the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Bloomberg
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