Asia leads in global capital market activities in 2018. Hong Kong listing of Chinese technology companies dominates global league table year to date. The largest IPO of the year and for Asia Pacific in Q3 2018 was China Tower, operator of 1.9 million tower sites. It raised US$7.5 billion on the Hong Kong exchange ("HKEX") in August in a push to accelerate the rollout of a 5G network. Meituan Dianping, China's leading e-commerce services platform, ranks second, having raised US$4.2 billion on HKEX in September.