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Top Asian IPOs 2010

Agricultural Bank of ChinaChairman Xiang Junbo and Communist Party Secretary of Shanghai Yu Zhengsheng hit the gong during a ceremony marking the first day of trading of Agricultural Bank of China's initial public offering (IPO) at the Shanghai Stock Exchange in Shanghai on July 15, 2010.

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Top Asian IPOs 2010

After staging a spectacular recovery in 2009, the IPO market has continued its boom this year.

According to Ernst & Young, there were a total of 888 IPOs worldwide in the first quarter of the year, raising a total of $152.7 billion, already eclipsing the $112.6 billion raised by 577 IPOs last year.

Leading the charge is Asia, with Chinese companies dominating the global fundraising space.

PriceWaterhouseCoopers expects the number of listings on the mainland to triple this year. Hong Kong is also expected to benefit from China's growth prospects.

A few other countries also made it to the list, including Japan's biggest IPO in more than a decade, and upcoming listings in India and Sydney.

By: Gail Krishnan
Posted on 28 October

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