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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Alibaba's IPO snub should spur efforts to woo mainland tech companies

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 05:43pm by Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says Hong Kong can move with the times by enlivening its languishing GEM board, to serve the fund-raising needs of new economy Alibaba's IPO snub must spur efforts to woo mainland technology companies The Alibaba Group's decision to choose the US over Hong Kong for its initial public offering has undoubtedly dealt a heavy blow to the city. ...

  2. Business - Comment - IPO WATCH

    The three big listing themes in 2014

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 12:22am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan All eyes on Alibaba in the technology front while investors remain wary about city commercial banks and Huarong may revive plans to sell shares The three big listing themes ... Alibaba is already an online retail star. Now fresh speculation suggests that the mainland internet giant will become the toast of the stock market in the second half of 2014. The fundamentals ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Yu E Bao's future may offer clue to the potential of state reforms

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 12:55am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam How the CSRC handles Alibaba’s new investment product may reveal whether Beijing sends in private entrepreneurs to shake up state sector Yu E Bao's future may offer clue ... and the potential of his reforms. But don't focus on the amount of money depositors put into the new investment product, distributed by Alibaba, even though it grew from zero in June to more than 100 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Charles Li Xiaojia's quixotic quest for the Holy Grail of preferential control

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... yes, yes." That's Singapore for you. The approach has been a little different with mainland middleman website Alibaba.com. It similarly seeks to guarantee control by founder Jack Ma ... or, in this case, off to New York where we are told that the online stock exchange, Nasdaq, has agreed. But Alibaba now says it is in no hurry. Apparently it still prefers the Hong Kong ...

  5. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Alibaba's loss won't damage the Hong Kong stock market

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland City's exchange should be applauded for refusing to yield to internet giant's demands for a potentially damaging corporate structure Alibaba's loss won't damage the Hong Kong stock market Mainland internet retail giant Alibaba has now joined Manchester United Football Club on the list of companies that approached the Hong Kong Stock Exchange ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Alibaba IPO saga shows need to debate listing rules

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... by the mainland internet giant Alibaba Group is therefore the subject of lively debate. Alibaba founder Jack Ma Yun and his colleagues want to go public to create a more liquid position ... shareholders - it was never likely it would swallow Alibaba's executive partnership structure, which would exercise control by having the right to nominate a majority of directors. The Securities ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HKEx still feels the pain of losing Alibaba to the United States

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Howard Winn

    ... standards. It's not hard to see the conflict here. Indeed this dilemma was nicely encapsulated by the debate over whether or not Alibaba should be listed in Hong Kong. The pain at the exchange for having let such a milch cow slip through their fingers was palpable. They were at a number of meetings to try and get round the vexed issue of Alibaba's dual-class shares. In one of his ...

  8. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Ma's grip on Alibaba all in the name of preserving its founders' culture

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:40am by Shirley Yam

    ... Shirley Yam The complex governance structure rejected by Hong Kong regulators not only gives Alibaba partners control, but also has zero chance of changing Ma's grip on Alibaba all in the name of preserving its culture As Alibaba drums up its initial public offering in the US, there will be increasing expressions of regret about Hong Kong giving up the big cake in return ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Regulator made the right call in spurning Alibaba

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Spurning Alibaba was the right call China has arguably the largest e-commerce market in the world and Alibaba dominates it. So the internet giant's final decision ... And Alibaba's management said more than once they would have preferred to list in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, the city's regulators are right to stick to their guns. Alibaba's management has ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Amazon in Shanghai, Wal-Mart in drugstores

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:58pm by Doug Young

    ... competitive e-commerce space, which is now dominated by the domestic pair of Alibaba and JD.com (Nasdaq: JD). Let's begin with the more intriguing of the two news bits, Amazon's announcement ... at attractive prices that they can't find on the big domestic sites. Amazon still has a long way to go before posing a serious challenge to Alibaba or even JD, but at least this kind of move ...




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