Listed @ ASX - December 2009 - ASX - Australian Securities Exchange
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Welcome to the Listed @ ASX newsletter. This newsletter is intended for CEOs, Company Secretaries, other senior managers and corporate advisers.

In the final edition for 2009, read about the strength of the Australian market for capital raising in 2009 (the third most active capital market in the world by value of equity issuance) and a recent study into the impact of ADRs on Australian market liquidity. In addition, find out about a number of ASX initiatives and events, including the recent ASX Small to Mid Caps conference in Hong Kong and other future initiatives in the investor relations area.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

ASX investor relations initiatives

ASX believes that investor relations is an important consideration for all listed companies, which is why ASX is looking into new initiatives.
ASX Small to Mid Caps in Hong Kong - accessing international investment

In October, ASX held its second Small to Mid Caps investor conference at the Four Seasons in Hong Kong.
Market performance for 2009

The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index gained 26% this calendar year to date. If the return from dividends is included, a total return of 32% was achieved based on the S&P/ASX 200 accumulation index.
Academic study shows positive impact of ADR listing on domestic liquidity

A recent Market Insights paper by academics from the Finance Discipline at the University of Sydney assessed the impact of an American Depository Receipt (ADR) programme on the domestic liquidity of the issuing company and found improvements in liquidity following the first trade of the ADR in the US.
ASX Spotlight Series - new investor forum

On 25 November in Sydney, ASX launched this new initiative to connect ASX listed companies and the domestic investment community, and put them under the investment spotlight.
Upcoming events

ASX has compiled this range of upcoming events of interest to listed companies.
ASX recent activities - September to December 2009

ASX is a regular facilitator and participant in industry conferences, listed company seminars, symposiums and investor conferences.