Cathay Financial raises its Taiwan GDP forecast for 2017

Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) Cathay Financial Holding Co. (國泰金), one of Taiwan's leading financial services providers, said Monday that it has raised its forecast for Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, largely in reflection of a rebound in the ... ( read original story ...)

Taiwan's IPO activity forecast to be flat in 2017

International consulting firm EY said Taiwan's initial public offering (IPO) activity is likely to remain flat next year due to the absence of big players. The forecast prompts authorities to encourage ASEAN-based Taiwanese firms to list on the local bourse. ( read original story ...)

HLT Global aims to raise RM17.8mil from IPO

The IPO exercise involves 39.6 million ordinary shares ... including (investors) from China and Taiwan," she said. Besides Malaysia, the company has presence in Thailand, Indonesia, India and Saudi Arabia. HLTG's order book currently stood at RM41mil ... ( read original story ...)

VietJetAir to raise $170m in IPO

The sources also report that the IPO is oversubscribed by almost 200% ... but it also runs scheduled flights to Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. In early December, VietJet signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU ... ( read original story ...)

Airbnb, Uber, and Snap Aim to Evolve Amid IPO Talk

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger talks whether this is the first step to an IPO. Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss President Obama's myth making speech, the secretary of state beauty pageant, and an opening to Taiwan. ( read original story ...)

HLT Global plans to set up factory in Vietnam

“From our research, Vietnam is a good place to invest because we can see a lot of people (businesses) going there, including (investors) from China and Taiwan,” executive ... of shares at 45 sen each under its IPO, which include the issuance of new ... ( read original story ...)