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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - LISTINGS

    Chinese brokerage drops plans for Shanghai IPO in favour of Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:46am by George Chen

    ... dumps Shanghai IPO for HK After two years, Central China Securities has scrapped its plans for an initial public offering in Shanghai as the mainland brokerage believes it will be easier ... business," said another source. "Central China Securities has sort of wasted two years in preparing its plan for a Shanghai IPO, and as it has been proven to be much easier to list in Hong Kong, ...

  2. Asian listings set pace

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... (IPOs). Despite a tough start for IPOs elsewhere in the world, the Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges were among the top-five global markets ranked in terms of capital raised. According to Ernst & Young's (E&Y) Global IPO Update, eight out of the top 20 global IPOs this quarter were listed on Asian stock exchanges, and IPO activity in those markets accounted ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Dumpling chain tests appetite for HK IPO

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a few weeks. Its original IPO plan aimed to sell 335 million new shares at an indicative price range of HK$1.65 to HK$2.20, representing a price-earnings ratio of 18.6 to 24.7 times its 2010 earnings per share. The pricing details of its revived IPO plan have yet to be released. Traders said other smaller deals were about to push ahead with roadshows, having also delayed their IPOs ...

  5. Graff Diamonds I.P.O. set for big sparkle in HK

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It would also be the biggest IPO in Asia excluding Japan after the US$600 million listing in Thailand of the property fund of Tesco's Thai unit, according to data provided by research firm ... has had more IPOs this year, they have been smaller. Including Haitong, there have been 24 new listings, which raised a total of US$3.1 billion, so far this year, compared with 18 deals, which ...

  6. Pricing of mainland IPOs under scrutiny

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... offerings. The draft document, which was released last Saturday on the commission's website, suggested that IPOs priced 25 per cent above the average price-to-earning ratio of their peers in the same industry should be closely monitored. Should the ratio of such companies fall below the IPO pricing level after they commenced trading on the exchange, the commission could request ...

  7. State-owned firms are queueing up for IPOs despite weak markets

    Posted Nov 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Securities Regulatory Commission before the IPO can be launched. China Railway Materials is the second state-owned giant to unveil listing plans this week, after Sinochem, a conglomerate dealing with oil exploration and chemicals, said its IPO application was reviewed by the environment ministry. Sinochem is looking to net 35 billion yuan by offering 26.5 billion shares. Analysts predicted ...

  8. Top banker calls for reform of IPO rules

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... (IPOs), says a senior investment banker and member of the mainland's top advisory body. Such reforms could give two national stock bourses in Shanghai and Shenzhen more power to allow ... posed the question of whether the mainland could do away with its current IPO approval system. Companies that want to list on the mainland must receive approval from the CSRC, ...

  9. IPO backers forced to take up shares

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'The regulator is in a hot seat. On one hand, it wants to protect investor interest by limiting the number of IPOs. On the other hand, it has to consider the financing needs of IPO ...

  10. Cautious optimism

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Companies globally saw a second-quarter improvement in the markets, thus helping initial public offerings (IPOs). According to Ernst & Young, global IPO activity rose in the second ... will be important for investors' and issuers' confidence to return.' In the second quarter, overall capital raised was boosted by Facebook's US$16 billion IPO, which made up 38 per cent ...




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