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  1. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Can pre-IPO listings be a step towards financial reform?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:24am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com It's an open question whether regulators can revive investor confidence enough to coax wary smaller traders back into the stock market Can pre-IPO ... are seeking more clarity on the regulators' reform agenda. Last week, IPO Watch met with a chief of one of the mainland's biggest brokerage firms, with much of our discussion centred ...

  2. Business - Comment - IPO WATCH

    Chinese regulator changes rules of the game by intervening in IPOs

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:03am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan As the resumption of mainland listings gets under way, invasive action unsettles market Regulator changes rules of the game by intervening in IPOs Imagine if you were bidding ... below the industry average of 43 times. A senior Chinese banker with a US investment bank told IPO Watch that the mainland listing market was still undergoing a stage where the China Securities ...

  3. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Short-lived surges and sharp falls mark tech plays

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by Ray Chan

    ... of the world's largest deals in 2014, were bleeding red ink, wiping out gains from the short-lived surge in their trading debuts. That's a vivid example of the lacklustre performance of many IPOs ... technology IPOs generated an average one-day return of 49 per cent this year, the highest level since 2000. ...

  4. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Shadow of safety scandal still looms over top pork firm

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by Ray Chan

    ... conditions. According Shuanghui's preliminary IPO prospectus, "after extensive testing, no traces of clenbuterol hydrochloride were found in our products". That differed from ...

  5. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Mainland China trainmaker faces concerns over its funding outlook

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 05:59am by Ray Chan

    ... is seemingly another tough deal coming down the IPO pipeline after state-owned lender China Everbright Bank's share sale in Hong Kong last year raised more than US$3 billion- the largest IPO ...

  6. Business - Comment - IPO WATCH

    Investors wary of China's listing reforms

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 12:46am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan Scepticism prevails ever since authorities said they would expedite the approval process and change the pricing mechanism in IPO market Investors wary of mainland listing reforms ... system is as effective as claimed." said Ringo Choi, Asia-Pacific IPO leader for professional services firm Ernst & Young. The statement is the typical feedback you get when you talk ...

  7. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Hong Kong needs to show it has liquidity to attract big listings

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan Self-proclaimed capital-raising hub for mainland companies increasingly under siege from rivals HK needs to showit has liquidity to attract big listings Much of the attention on Alibaba's snubbing of Hong Kong for its blockbuster listing foc ...

  8. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    End of self-regulation for Hong Kong accountants is a home-made problem

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com End of self-regulation and salary freezes are not surprising as city's reputation as a financial centre at risk in wake of pre-IPO audit scandals HK ... - which has already moved to cheaper premises outside of the prime Central district - will cut pay to cope with the challenging times ahead. A partner from one of the Big Four firms told IPO Watch ...

  9. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Casino operators to boost Japan's lacklustre loan sector

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:27am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan In targeting Japan as a new source of revenue, foreign gaming firms are set to raise US$30b Casino operators to boost Japan's lacklustre loan sector Deal-savvy casino operators are in fine shape even if Japanese consumers are increasingly do ...

  10. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Deal hungry banks welcome cross border visitors

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Mainland firms account for 85 per cent of the US$5.5 billion in Asia capital raised in January Deal-hungry banks welcome visitors from across border Not all visitors from the mainland may get a hearty welcome in Hong Kong late ...




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