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  1. IPO shares: why are they so cheap?

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the city saw positive returns on their opening day of trading, according to data provided by Dealogic. Among IPOs rasing more than US$50 million, the average first-day return was 25.2 per cent. ... long intrigued economists around the world: why do initial public offerings so frequently go for a price below their market value? After all, a sharp rise in an IPO's stock price just ...

  2. Costly Nasdaq faces increasing competition for mainland IPOs

    Posted Oct 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... IPOs in markets such as London or Hong Kong where regulators have a lighter touch. US securities regulator last year started a series of changes to the more onerous parts of the law. Technology ... corporate earnings. Kingsoft Corp, a Beijing software and online game firm, raised US$99 million from a Hong Kong IPO earlier this month. Its shares closed 38.89 per cent above its offering price ...

  3. China Re appoints UBS to find foreign buyer for pre-IPO stake

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland reinsurer's Hong Kong and Shanghai IPO may raise, in US$: $2.6b ...

  4. Xingye Copper soars 93.5pc on debut but prospects for IPOs dim

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be further tightened next year, also influencing fund-raising activities like IPOs,' Mr Kwong said. He said Beijing's move to encourage more companies to float their shares on the domestic ...

  5. Market underworld buzzes with pre-IPO placement deals

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... sale way before the deal was officially launched? That's exactly what's happening now. In the past two weeks, private bankers and hedge fund managers have been getting 'pre-IPO ... premium before trading or the placement even starts. This is where 'pre-IPO offering' originates. The price varies with market conditions. It can be a fixed percentage ranging from 5 per ...

  6. IPO rage propels Hibor to six-year high at 5.65pc

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the money market to tighten at a unprecedented rate, said Joe Lo, a senior economist at Citigroup. 'The overwhelming response to these IPOs has been beyond market expectations. Banks have ...

  7. Police arrest 18 over IPO share allocation scam

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Enoch Yiu

    ... their chances of gaining allocations. The 10 men and eight women - aged 20 to 60 and including two staff members of a brokerage firm - are accused of filing 933 share applications for seven IPOs between October and December. They include the world's largest IPO, the US$22 billion launch by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in which the retail portion - initially 78 times ...

  8. Shenhua Energy IPO attracts 2.7 trillion yuan

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in first-half profit to 10.3 billion yuan compared with a year earlier. Record breaker Shenhua's IPO orders beat those of Construction Bank, which drew, in yuan 2.26 tr Net earnings of Shenhua ...

  9. UBS denies doing anything wrong in PetroChina IPO

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai UBS, the parent of UBS Securities that helped sponsor PetroChina's A-share listing, yesterday denied any wrongdoing after being accused by a mainland financial newspaper of taking advantage of insider information to profit from ...

  10. SouFun aims for US$500m from IPO

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... Sherman So and Tim LeeMaster SouFun Holding, the mainland's leading property website, plans to raise about US$500 million from an initial public offering next year, according to market sources. Hong Kong or New York would be the likely listing market ...




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