Tougher times for Singapore firms eyeing Hong Kong listing

Lawyers and fund managers note that there has been a spike in the number of Singapore companies that failed to get a listing in Hong Kong over the past year.
Lawyers and fund managers note that there has been a spike in the number of Singapore companies that failed to get a listing in Hong Kong over the past year.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

HONG KONG - Singapore firms, particularly small-cap ones, are finding it harder to list in Hong Kong amid tough new screening rules that some say are a bid to improve the quality of companies on the exchange.

Lawyers and fund managers note that there has been a spike in the number of Singapore companies that failed to get a listing in Hong Kong over the past year, particularly in recent months.

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