26 Aug '17, 5am

Why start-ups like to set up in Singapore but list in Hong Kong

Singapore could be where start-ups prefer to set up shop, but Hong Kong is the market that they want to list in, according to analysts and industry players. “Singapore government has introduced many measures to support start-ups, which is why it has attracted many new companies to set up there. However, these start-ups would get bigger and want to go public, Hong Kong is a better choice as the overall market size and new listing activities are more active in Hong Kong than in Singapore,” said Joseph Tong Tang, chairman of Morton Securities. Hong Kong has lagged behind Singapore in terms of drawing start-ups to establish on its turf. The latest case is Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange, or Lufax, the peer-to-peer lender that was established by Hong Kong and Shanghai-listed Ping An Insurance in 2011. The firm was last month given the green light to launch a glo...

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