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  1. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    Alibaba's China base is both good news and bad for IPO investors

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Beijing a key factor in Alibaba's IPO It is easy to get caught up in the glossy numbers in Alibaba's listing prospectus: 44 per cent profit margins, 72 per ... as Alibaba- is also a wager on how well it can get along with Beijing. The company may raise as much as US$20 billion in its initial public offering later this year, 100 times more than the average ...

  2. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Will Alibaba IPO dash investors' hopes again?

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Peter Guy

    ... Peter Guy Issues of concern include the firm's acquisition strategies, transparency level and governance Will Alibaba IPO dash investors' hopes again? The newest version of the Chinese internet boom rides atop the latest technology bubble in the United States. For more than a week, analysts have been poring over Alibaba Group's filing for its initial public ...

  3. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    China's ban on overseas auditors raises concern over transparency

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:22am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Ahead of Alibaba's huge US listing, Chinese regulator proposes a ban on international firms auditing the books of mainland IPO hopefuls Outside audit ban ... mainland companies listing overseas, increasing investor concern over whether their books are clean. The proposals come at a time when the Alibaba Group is preparing to list in the United States, ...

  4. Business - China Business - ACCOUNTING

    Who exactly is checking the numbers at Alibaba?

    Posted May 14th 2014, 01:20am by BLOOM

    ... Jonathan Weil Professor's blog raises good point in wondering if Hong Kong auditors really did firm's books Who exactly is checking the numbers at Alibaba? Paul Gillis, a professor at Peking University who writes the China Accounting Blog, made an excellent point over the weekend about Alibaba Group that is worth repeating. The company says it is audited by the Hong ...

  5. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Alibaba holds back as some wonder if history will repeat

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan Lack of clarity in e-commerce giant's prospectus has some investors questioning the timing of the listing as internet stocks begin to lose steam Alibaba holds back as some ... in the mainland's online retail market, which still has a lot of untapped potential for growth. In reality, only a few internet start-ups, such as Alibaba and JD.com are able to build up a scalable ...

  6. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    Alibaba to help US e-tailer launch in China

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco ShopRunner, in which Alibaba bought a 39pc stake last year, will offer American retailers low-risk access to mainland e-commerce market Alibaba to launch China service for Amazon rival Alibaba has struck one of its largest deals with a United States e-commerce company, agreeing to help Amazon.com rival ShopRunner expand into the mainland. ShopRunner, ...

  7. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Alibaba IPO 'racing against time'

    Posted May 07th 2014, 01:08am by Ray Chan, George Chen

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Alibaba IPO 'racing against time' Mainland e-commerce giant Alibaba has once again found itself racing against time, with the window rapidly closing on a planned blockbuster initial public offering- the second time in six months. Alibaba is preparing for a multibillion-dollar deal in the United States which is expected to top Facebook's US$16 ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Alibaba and Kering reach deal on fakes

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Alibaba and Kering reach deal on fakes Alibaba Group is co-operating with Kering to stem the sale of fake products after the maker of Gucci withdrew a lawsuit that alleged Alibaba took part in violating trademarks. The claims were withdrawn after dialogue between the two companies, Alibaba spokeswoman Florence Shih said. The suit, filed in New York last month, said ...

  9. Business - Money

    Ex-Rothschild banker faces Alibaba IPO test

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Ex-Rothschild banker faces Alibaba IPO test As Alibaba.com prepared for its Hong Kong initial public offering in late 2007, details of the deal emerged in local media, much ... Alibaba Group through a planned US listing, expected to top Facebook's US$16 billion IPO as the biggest technology listing. The big change for Yao is that he is now leading from inside, ...

  10. Business - China Business

    Alibaba buys up patents before IPO

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Alibaba buys up patents before IPO Alibaba Group is beefing up its patent holdings in the US, a move that may help avoid the pitfalls that bedevilled Google, ... (IBM) last year, according to researcher Envision IP. Alibaba has applications on more than 300 others for technology like payment processing, product recommendations and picture searches, ...




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