Southeast Asia's IPO activity surges in 1Q despite Covid-19 standstill

SINGAPORE (Mar 30): Initial public offering (IPO) activity surged across Southeast Asia in 1Q2020, despite coming close to a standstill in March on the back of the Covid-19 outbreak.


Regional companies see stable M&A desire driven by new markets, tech and talent

SINGAPORE (Nov 12): Companies in the region have relatively stable appetite for M&A activity, a recent EY survey has found.


SGX ranks among top 10 exchanges in IPO proceeds for 2Q: EY

SINGAPORE (June 27): The Singapore Exchange (SGX) ranked 10th among exchanges around the world in terms of initial public offering (IPO) proceeds for 2Q19, thanks to sizeable IPOs by two real estat

Corporate moves

EY appoints Liew Nam Soon as new Asean managing partner

SINGAPORE (June 25): EY has appointed Liew Nam Soon as its managing partner for the Asean region, effective July 1.


SGX hones ability to scrutinise asset valuations, pressures auditors — will it close the ‘trust deficit’?

SINGAPORE (Feb 4): On Jan 25, Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo) briefed several journalists about its plans to play a more active role in determining the scope of statutory audits of locall

Key opportunities in Asia-Pacific region for insurance industry: EY

SINGAPORE (Dec 12): Insurers across Asia-Pacific are widely experimenting on ways to capitalise on near-term opportunities and drive long-term growth for the industry, according to the EY insur

Corporate moves

EY global chairman Mark Weinberger to retire after good six-year run

SINGAPORE (Dec 4): Mark Weinberger, the global chairman and chief executive of Big Four accounting firm EY, is stepping down in the middle of next year.

Management & Corporate Governance

EY audits at centre of Noble's criminal probe: FT

SINGAPORE (Nov 27): The criminal investigation into commodity trader Noble Group is focusing at the audits conducted by its accountants EY, according to the UK's Financial Times.

Management & Corporate Governance

Risk management integration & disruption crucial to digital transformation projects: EY poll

SINGAPORE (Sept 21): Risk professionals are essential for building trust and confidence when implementing emerging technology and digital transformation projects, suggests the findings of a recent

Management & Corporate Governance

UK to consider proposals to curb Big Four auditors: industry official

LONDON (Aug 29): Britain’s competition watchdog is expected to formally consider proposals from top accountants to curb the market share of the “Big Four” auditors, a senior industry official said

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