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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Proposed mainland rules may leave many junior accountants in Hong Kong jobless

    Posted May 19th 2014, 11:34am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Thousands of junior accountants in Hong Kong have reason to worry about their job security after the Ministry of Finance proposed new rules last week that would effectively ban the city's bean counters from working on the mainland. ...

  2. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Lukewarm retail response sees China Vast add to international IPO offering

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 10:36am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com China Vast IPO sees tepid retail response China Vast Industrial Urban Development saw the retail tranche of its initial public offering only 97 per cent subscribed. The mainland developer announced yesterday it would reallocate the unsubscribed shares to the international offering, which was slightly oversubscribed. After the relocation, ...

  3. Business - Money - REGULATION

    FSDC proposes specialised listing boards in wake of Alibaba IPO loss

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Advisory group wants specialised listing boards, including one for unique shareholder structures New boards mooted after loss of Alibaba IPO Hong Kong's ... and regulators should conduct an overall review on how to change our regulation and market structure to enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness to capture companies to have their IPOs here," said ...

  4. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Brokers call for tighter rules on cornerstone investors in listings

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of retail investors to get shares from popular IPOs," said Christopher Cheung Wah-fung, legislator for financial services sector. "Retail investors now find it very hard to get share ... punters. "The current IPO system is unfair to local investors and local brokers," he said. Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing data showed 380 small brokers have a market share of 10 per ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong accountancy firms to hire more staff as IPOs rise

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 10:31am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HK accountancy firms to hire more staff as IPOs rise Hong Kong accounting firms are likely to recruit about 10 per cent more staff next year in light of increased stock market activity and more takeover deals. Clement Chan Kam-wing, president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said many accounting companies started to hire ...

  6. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Alibaba open to IPO concessions

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Proposal may not be enough to ease regulators' concerns over e-commerce giant's structure Alibaba open to IPO concessions Alibaba Group would cut the number of partners the firm has and bind them to a three-year share sale ban if Hong Kong regulators accept a controversial management structure that is blocking its potential HK$100 billion ...

  7. Business - Money - EARNINGS

    Lower turnover weighs on profit growth at HKEx

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:32pm by Enoch Yiu

    ... Chung-kwong, chairman of HKEx, said in the results statement. "The improving IPO market sentiment, however, did not provide momentum for strong turnover in our secondary market." Chow ...

  8. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Listing regime in Hong Kong under review

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 03:02am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Study by the government advisory body aims to assess the city's global competitiveness and seek ways to enhance the IPO framework Listing regime in HK ... to look into the weaknesses of the Hong Kong IPO market and seek ways to enhance the framework, including ways to attract a greater variety of companies and from a wider range of countries," ...

  9. Four jailed 9 months for IPO fraud

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Four people were yesterday sentenced to nine months each in prison for fraud in applying for seven initial public offerings that netted them a total of about HK$270,000 in 2006. The four, who pleaded guilty earlier this month in the city's ...

  10. Government and HKEx studying scripless IPOs

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... 'During an IPO, companies need to print a lot of physical share certificates for investors applying through the white forms,' said Mr Shing. 'This is expensive for the listed companies ...




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