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  1. Facebook IPO 'unliked'

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer NEW YORK- A lot of people seem to be unfriending Facebook lately. Many of them lost a lot of money on the company's IPO. An IPO (initial public offering) is when a company first offers shares for sale to the public. Many people eagerly anticipated Facebook's IPO, but technical problems at the stock exchange meant trading started half an hour late. ...

  2. Machinery giant's IPO on track after ruling

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to float 150 million shares, six months after it cleared an IPO hearing. It will set an offering price on July 25 following the book-building process, according to a prospectus it filed ... per cent premium to its Hong Kong shares. H shares of First Motor, which completed an IPO in Hong Kong in 1997, edged up 0.67 per cent to HK$6.03 yesterday. The CSRC cleared First ...

  3. Rule bans gifts during price discovery for IPOs

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... offerings, in the latest move to curb frothy IPO prices. The association, a non-profit body under the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), said securities industry employees would be barred ... Securities Times, the association admitted that there were irregularities in the IPO pricing process, with underwriters paying bribes to participants to have their share prices inflated. ...

  4. Beijing puts squeeze on IPOs amid slow market

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no reasons for the rejections. 'The pace of IPOs is closely related to the market movement,' said Haitong Securities analyst Zhang Qi. 'The regulator is likely to further tighten ... of further monetary tightening continue to worry investors. The mainland regulator normally slows down IPO approvals in a bearish market to prevent a liquidity drain. Analysts said the current ...

  5. Regulator targets overpriced IPOs

    Posted Feb 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that accounts for less than 30 per cent of the IPO volume in a process that effectively sets prices for the remainder of the shares. The off-line subscription, also known as price consultations, ... they can choose to shun the IPO after prices are set. The timescale for the new IPO rules has not been set, but it is certain that those who offer to pay high prices in the price-discovery process ...

  6. PICC revives dual IPO plan for HK, Shanghai bourses

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the long-awaited fundraising this year, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. The size of the IPO has yet to be finalised, but the people said PICC would still be aiming for US$5 billion, ... America and Asia as strategic investors for the fundraising, Wu said. The company would not comment on the IPO yesterday. It has been three years since PICC began its preparations for an IPO ...

  7. Playing card king shows its hand in IPO bid

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... factory that can produce 600 million more decks of cards a year, according to its prospectus. Yaoji's IPO application will be reviewed by the China Securities Regulatory Commission today. If approved, it will be the first mainland playing card maker to launch an IPO. But the IPO is not a certainty, since cards are often used for gambling. A listing of a playing card company might imply ...

  8. New IPOs drive demand

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis With the mainland poised to top this year's world ranking for initial public offerings (IPOs), the future looks bright for local accountants who help mainland companies achieve their public listing aspirations. Accountants familiar with the IPO market expect Hong Kong will continue to be ranked one of the top IPO listing locations this year, with more than HK$330 ...

  9. Number of IPOs likely to fall 15pc

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... worldwide falling. Au said about 40 deals would be carried over from this year, which witnessed the highest number of shelved IPOs in the last decade. These 40 cancellations included 16 listings that were announced on the Hong Kong stock exchange website, and those that gained approval in principle to list but did not make any public announcement. The cancellation of 16 announced IPOs ...

  10. No halt to IPOs, says securities regulator

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... share market. Reforms to the new listings regulatory system that did away with controls on the number and timing of IPOs had worked well and there was no need for a pause on new listings, ... proved to be an ineffective and unsustainable way to support a depressed stock market. 'Therefore, we should persevere with and deepen the reform of the IPO system,' the regulator said. ...




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