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  1. Business - Money - REGULATION

    HKEx seeks views on dual-class share structure reform after Alibaba loss

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 01:29am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Exchange is seeking views on whether listing rules should be changed to allow the controversial practice after losing the Alibaba IPO to New York HKEx mulls ... to compete with the US after losing the listing of Alibaba to New York and draw technology firms to list here. "Almost 25 years have passed since the restriction on weighted voting right ...

  2. Business - Money - REGULATION

    Hong Kong fund houses divided on dual-share rule change

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 03:57am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Bruno Lee Kam-wing said. "However, there are others who believe we should consider a rule change to allow technology companies like Alibaba [Group Holding] to list. They believe the current ... refusal in October last year to exempt Alibaba from the ban on dual-share structures. The mainland e-commerce giant wanted to list in a way that would allow its founder and key executives ...

  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 ... anticipated report which came after the city lost the mega initial public coffering of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to New York. "We recommend that Hong Kong's policymakers, stock exchange ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - WHITE COLLAR

    Class actions need to be allowed before dual classes of shares

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:21am by Enoch Yiu

    ... class-action lawsuits. Ten months after its refusal to budge from the rule forbidding such structures cost the bourse the mega listing of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, which will soon list ... Alibaba an exemption from the listing rule so that its founder and key executives could nominate a majority of the board even though they hold only a minority stake. Such a structure, ...

  5. Business - Comment - WHITE COLLAR

    Fresh reminder of need to end muddle over HKEx roles

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Alibaba saga shows why exchange should get on with making money and leave regulation to SFC Fresh reminder of need to end muddle over HKEx roles Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's dual role as a company looking to maximise profits as well as a regulator responsible for vetting public offerings is back in the spotlight in the wake of the Alibaba episode. Hong Kong ...

  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 ... of a regular meeting tomorrow, but no formal listing application had yet been submitted, the source said. "This is aimed at showing that Alibaba is willing to make concessions," the source ...

  7. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    SFC weighs options for Alibaba share offer

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Deal may proceed after regulator holds board meeting on how to accommodate the IPO plan while maintaining investor protection SFC weighs options for Alibaba share offer The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has held a board meeting to discuss how to accommodate a listing by mainland internet giant Alibaba, signalling a possible way forward ...

  8. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Alibaba's new proposal may still hurt shareholders

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu The mainland e-commerce giant is seeking a majority say on future board nominations Alibaba's new listing plan has problems Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's ... reject any application for a dual share structure to allow Ma and Alibaba's management to keep control of the company after a listing. It is a logical position. Allowing it would go against ...

  9. Business - Money - REGULATION

    HKEx 'open' to new boards idea

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Enoch Yiu

    ... that the local stock market introduce more new boards to allow listings by companies with special share-holding structures, such as Alibaba or Jardine Matheson. "HKEx will be open-minded ... e-commerce giant Alibaba Group last year, forcing it to look for a US listing. In October, HKEx refused to grant Alibaba an exemption allowing it to list with a structure that would give its founder ...

  10. Business - Companies - WHITE COLLAR

    Hong Kong doesn't need sequels to the GEM flop

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... investors and firms, which would help attract listings by companies of the likes of mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba and British conglomerate Jardine Matheson. The idea is that if Britain can do ...




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