Some organisations have chosen to wait and see, in a hope of an economic recovery later for better IPOs and fund-raising activities. However, it seems what is happening in our home ground Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia is the complete opposite.Although there is news of an economic slowdown, the capital market and IPOs in Malaysia remain vibrant.Active market: For the first six months of 2022, Malaysia recorded 16 listings raising approximately RM1.8bil (US$431mil) with a capitalisation of RM6.6bil.Telegram美国群（www.tel8.vip）是一个Telegram群组分享平台。Telegram美国群包括Telegram美国群、telegram群组索引、Telegram群组导航、新加坡telegram群组、telegram中文群组、telegram群组（其他）、Telegram 美国 群组、telegram群组爬虫、电报群 科学上网、小飞机 怎么 加 群、tg群等内容。Telegram美国群为广大电报用户提供各种电报群组/电报频道/电报机器人导航服务。
AT the start of 2022, we see most countries and major economies opening their borders and gradually returning to normalcy.
“Normalcy” was a word we hardly used in the past but post-Covid-19 pandemic, this word brings a sense of joy.
With that said, one would have thought that the return to normalcy would contribute to a more vibrant global capital market.
But the market turmoil stemming from the Russia-Ukraine conflict in early 2022 and the tightening of monetary policy by key governments have halted a bit of the lively and spirited push the global capital market enjoyed in 2021.
Reports have shown that the number of initial public offerings (IPOs) in the United States have dropped significantly by 80% in the first half of 2022.
Some organisations have chosen to wait and see, in a hope of an economic recovery later for better IPOs and fund-raising activities.
However, it seems what is happening in our home ground Malaysia and Bursa Malaysia is the complete opposite.
Although there is news of an economic slowdown, the capital market and IPOs in Malaysia remain vibrant. There is something about “good Malaysian businesses” that command the attractive capital market pricing.,
We left 2021 with a good and promising feeling for 2022 and that is what we are still feeling now – mid-2022.
For the first six months of 2022, Malaysia recorded 16 listings raising approximately RM1.8bil (US$431mil) with a market capitalisation of RM6.6bil.
In comparison to the first half of last year, Bursa had around 13 listings which raised approximately RM357mil.
This is a fantastic number in comparison to global key markets such the US, which saw a reduction in their IPO listing.
The first half also saw two key main market listings that gave a market capitalisation of above RM1bil, namely Senheng New Retail Bhd and Farm Fresh Bhd.
All these data have shown continued confidence in the Malaysian capital market, with a proven track record of business.
What’s happening in the region?
Continuing from the year before, Indonesia is still leading the pack and has raised approximately US$1.42bil (RM6.32bil) from a total of 21 IPOs.
This is followed by Malaysia at US$431mil (RM1.92bil), Singapore at US$421mil (RM1.87bil), Thailand at US$349mil (RM1.55bil) and Philippines at US$309mil (RM1.38bil).