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  1. Profit takers trim index

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Monkey yesterday, with some investors opting to take profits after last week's strong run while others piled into property counters. The Hang Seng Index stuck to a tight range of about 100 ... to replenish its land bank and is tipped as a placement candidate. Investors were also keen on mainland property counters after Shanghai Forte Land raised its price range for its planned initial public ...

  2. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Alibaba seeks to reverse hi-tech apathy with mega-IPO

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:15am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Paperwork filed for listing that analysts estimate could value the company at more than US$250b Alibaba sharesset to attract index trackers Mainland e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has filed the paperwork for its landmark listing in the United States, with its immense size likely to guarantee that mutual fund managers and index trackers around the world swarm ...

  3. Business - Money - IPO

    29 investment banks, one failed US$6 billion IPO: Who is to blame?

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:27am by Ray Chan, George Chen, NICK EDWARDS

    ... confident, and a bit arrogant SOURCE "The banks should have done a better job. Unfortunately, some of them were too confident, and even a bit arrogant, when they tried to price the deal ... of institutions marketing the share offering that finally failed about three weeks after it was launched and just days after the offer price and size were slashed in a bid to save it. Orders were secured ...

  4. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Consumer firms line up to launch IPOs

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com More than a dozen are lined up to take advantage of Beijing's looming stimulus Consumer firms are set to be IPO players next year More than a dozen consumer brands including popular restaurant operators South Beauty and Tsui Wah are lining up to launch initial public offerings as Beijing prepares to boost the domestic economy. With the recent ...

  5. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Pork producer WH lowers IPO price range

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 03:41pm by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com Share sale marketed at a lower valuation as Sino-US firm faces weakness of IPO market Pork producer WH lowers price before HK offer WH Group, the Sino-US pork ... exchange last week. The indicative price range is likely to be between 15 and 18 times forecast earnings for this year, as against the 20 times the firm's senior management had indicated ...

  6. Business - China Business - LISTINGS

    Retail investors wary of fresh flood of IPOs

    Posted May 07th 2014, 11:48am by Daniel Ren

    ... allowed 12 companies with listing applications processed before October 2012 to conduct share sales. The fundraising spree exacerbated the weak market sentiment, with some of the companies pricing ... The CSRC no longer plays a role in the stock float's pricing, which has been criticised in the past for being too rich, but is responsible only for judging the truthfulness of the information ...

  7. Business - Money - MR. SHANGKONG

    Big-name banks no guarantee for IPO success

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by George Chen

    ... to buy shares recommended by banks for portfolio or other long-term reasons. However, most companies newly listed in Hong Kong so far this year have seen their share prices fall far below their offer prices, making it difficult for banks to lobby institutional investors in new issues. This was especially the case when WH's offering was widely considered overpriced, so its failure ...

  8. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Jobs website operator Zhaopin plans US$100m IPO in New York

    Posted May 06th 2014, 10:02am by Reuters

    ... the offering to repay debt, expand into more markets, develop products and upgrade its website. The filing did not reveal how many shares the company planned to sell or their expected price ...

  9. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Why New Yorkers could pay for acceding to Alibaba's 'Open sesame'

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 03:34pm by Reuters

    ... topped London for the first time in a ranking of financial centres, according to the Global Financial Centres Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen, with Hong Kong, which lost out ... to increase your financial sector at the expense of consumers and taxpayers. Much is made, by the way, of the importance of a local talent pool, but in a business that offers outsized rewards, talent ...

  10. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Tencent-JD.com alliance intensifies e-commerce challenge to Alibaba

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 09:38am by Bien Perez and Sophie Yu

    ... business-to-consumer platform, Tencent can more effectively compete against Alibaba in the e-commerce sector," said Ricky Lai, a research analyst at Guotai Junan International. Data from internet consultancy iResearch showed that JD had a 17.5 per cent share of the business-to-consumer e-commerce market in the third quarter of last year, while the online retail operations under third-ranked ...




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