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Asia's Nasdaq? Hong Kong‘s Quest To Be IPO Power House Has Blessings And Curses

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Hundreds of executives showed up at an inaugural biotech summit organized by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, setting the stage for a showdown between the territory and the most popular destination for biotech IPOs, Nasdaq in the US. Despite recent rule changes to allow pre-revenue biotechs to gain a listing more easily, executives still see hurdles that are associated with Hong Kong's close proximity to the very market it is trying to allure, mainland China.

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