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  1. Business - Money - IPO

    Alibaba surges past Facebook in storming stockmarket debut

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:28am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in New York Alibaba surges past Facebook in market debut Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba surpassed Facebook by market capitalisation on its first day as a public company right ... on Friday. The Chinese e-commerce company, which began the day with a value of US$228.5 billion, now trails only Google, Apple and Microsoft in size among US-traded technology companies. Facebook ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Smart investors bank on finding the next Alibaba

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 12:51pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... to recognise a pattern. The most successful companies today are not the incumbent behemoths with 100-year-old histories. The most successful ones like Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Alibaba and Tencent ...

  3. Business - Companies - THE VIEW

    Alibaba's second life

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Peter Guy

    ... may regard that as "leaving too much on the table". The opposite effect occurred with Facebook's IPO because by 2012 bankers squeezed out much of Facebook's value ... badly. But a year later, its share price doubled so all is forgiven. However, the big difference between Facebook and Alibaba is that, according to a recent Reuters poll, 88 per cent of people ...

  4. Business - Money - LISTINGS

    Alibaba IPO size boosted after it took a walk in 'greenshoes'

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:47am by Bloomberg

    ... more than any single IPO in the US since Facebook's 2012 offering. Just like today, stocks in the early 1960s were on a roll, and regulators approved the greenshoe as a way of encouraging ...

  5. Business - Companies - LISTINGS

    Alibaba who? US retail investors not that interested

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... more than US$21 billion in its initial public offering. It is often described as technology’s hottest flotation since Facebook’s 2012 debut, although initial pricing announced on Friday ... not been ringing off the hook. “People are on Facebook, they know it, but no one has ever heard of Alibaba,” said Mecca, who has US$175 million in assets under management. The number of client ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Jack Ma is rewriting the rules of capitalism

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 06:03am by Donald Gasper

    ... internet companies, including Facebook. During Alibaba's roadshow, company executive chairman and co-founder Jack Ma Yun said that it had the opportunity "to create a new business ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    The tale of Alibaba and GSK a sign of China's rise on world stage

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by George Chen

    ... @george_chen on Twitter or visit facebook.com/mrshangkong ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Chinese firms closing gap on US tech giants like Google

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Closing the gap on Google No Chinese company has wide international brand recognition, but e-commerce giant Alibaba may change that. Its initial public offering in New York on Friday, tipped to be the largest ever in the United States, has understandably gained global attention. If, as expected, US$21 billion is raised, the previous record flotation by Facebook and Visa ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    Alibaba runs on emotion, fundamentals have to wait

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:04pm by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... which placed at US$26, then hit US$73, before falling to US$30 six months later. It has since risen to US$52. The bankers did a good job on Facebook by placing it at US$38 in May 2012, only ...

  10. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Alibaba's mega IPO signals rise of China's new wave of tech giants

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 08:18am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... raised US$21.8 billion in one of the largest initial public offerings the world has seen, valuing the company at US$231 billion, surpassing Facebook and Amazon and becoming the world's ...




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