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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. Business - Money - IPO FOCUS

    Harmony Auto defies dim market outlook

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Chinese luxury car dealer hopes to fetch HK$2.4b from initial public offering despite analysts pointing to weak interest in industry Harmony Auto defies dim market outlook Another luxury car dealer, another growth story about ...

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    How tycoons' IPO 'losses' may hide profits at herd's expense

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... allocation of shares at the IPO price, to be given to cornerstone investors". Among the side deals are promises to buy back the shares after listing; an assurance that the issuer will re-invest the IPO proceeds in funds managed by the cornerstone investor; and sharing of underwriting commissions. Translation: Some of the cornerstone investors, including some tycoons and international ...

  4. Business - Money - IPO PREVIEW

    IPO Preview: PICC and the Powl

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Philippe Espinasse

    ... to have been allotted to them, the offer also said to have been well subscribed. It's not unusual for multibillion-dollar IPOs in Hong Kong to include a so-called Japanese public offering ... and adds to the cost of an IPO. Documentation has to be filed in Japanese (not just at the time of the offering, but on an ongoing basis thereafter), and local auditors also must do work ...

  5. Business - Money - IPO

    Galaxy Securities IPO raises HK$8.3b

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com State-owned broker prices share offering at low end amid investor concern over earnings Galaxy Securities IPO raises HK$8.3b China Galaxy Securities, the country's sixth-biggest brokerage firm by revenue, has raised HK$8.3 billion from its long-planned Hong Kong listing. The state-owned brokerage firm sold 1.57 billion shares at HK$5.30 per share, ...

  6. Business - Money - IPO

    There is life in the IPO

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Philippe Espinasse

    ... Philippe Espinasse moneypost@scmp.com Spurned IPOs may be set for a small resurgence Like an endangered species clinging on to the last remnants of its natural habitat, the Hong Kong ... investors, like many around the world, bunkered down, piling into bonds but largely spurning stocks and, in particular, IPOs. But there are signs of a turnaround. People's Insurance Co (Group) ...

  7. Business - Money - IPO

    IPO research: theory and practice

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Philippe Espinasse

    ... Pre-IPO research has once again been in the spotlight in two recent Hong Kong transactions. In both, the issuers were said to have been leaning on brokers to produce valuations that met their expectations. According to FinanceAsia , in the case of the People's Insurance Company (Group) of China's IPO, the banks were allegedly threatened with a downgrade in their pecking order ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Business - Money - IPOS

    Handbag IPO fails to carry its price

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by PHILIP ESPINASSE

    ... Philippe Espinasse moneypost@scmp.com Handbag IPO fails to carry its price Second-hand luxury handbag retailer Milan Station made headlines last week as it warned of an expected loss ... for Milan Station's IPO was subscribed a record 2,179 times and its share price rose 66 per cent upon listing. But at time of writing, the stock was more than two-thirds below its offer price. ...

  10. 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 ...




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