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  1. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Hong Kong Airlines dual-currency IPO may not take off

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan Hong Kong Airlines IPO is up against negative sentiment on yuan and its own difficulties Local carrier's dual currency listing may not take off Efforts to raise ... this month Hong Kong Airlines, a budget carrier partly owned by Hainan Airlines, said it would raise US$500 million in what could be Hong Kong's first dual-currency IPO, by floating yuan ...

  2. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    For Alibaba, Hong Kong friendships really do matter

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Ray Chan

    ... manager asked IPO Watch whether the high-flying listing hopeful Alibaba would skip meetings with potential investors in Hong Kong. While it may have snubbed the city as a listing candidate, ... 500 index retreated slightly from its record high above the 2,000 mark for the first time. Alibaba's IPO next week could raise more than US$21 billion, a new record for any ...

  3. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Did Alibaba's Jack Ma keep prized asset for himself?

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ray Chan

    ... e-retailers because of the time-consuming process of wiring money through the undeveloped channels provided by retail banks. How many of those buying into Alibaba's IPO were more focused ... Alibaba shares popped in their New York debut, but whether the stock price- which closed at US93.89, up 38 per cent from its US$68 IPO price- represents short-lived euphoria or is a long-term bull ...

  4. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Alibaba to be back pushing its share offering in city

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by Ray Chan

    ... on the outcome of the review, this could prove favourable to an Alipay float. As for the Alibaba offering, Jeffrey Kang Jingwei, the chairman of e-commerce firm Cogobuy Group, told IPO Watch ... in the IPO because they are not yet mature," Alibaba chief executive Jonathan Lu Zhaoxi said earlier. Admittedly, it has never been an easy task to figure out how to value Alibaba properly ...

  5. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Can pre-IPO listings be a step towards financial reform?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:24am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan ray.utchan@scmp.com It's an open question whether regulators can revive investor confidence enough to coax wary smaller traders back into the stock market Can pre-IPO ... are seeking more clarity on the regulators' reform agenda. Last week, IPO Watch met with a chief of one of the mainland's biggest brokerage firms, with much of our discussion centred ...

  6. Business - Comment - IPO WATCH

    Chinese regulator changes rules of the game by intervening in IPOs

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 12:03am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan As the resumption of mainland listings gets under way, invasive action unsettles market Regulator changes rules of the game by intervening in IPOs Imagine if you were bidding ... below the industry average of 43 times. A senior Chinese banker with a US investment bank told IPO Watch that the mainland listing market was still undergoing a stage where the China Securities ...

  7. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Investors rush into 'new economy' as old industries snubbed

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:26am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... meets the eye Just looking at the stream of tombstone ads placed in local newspapers, such as the South China Morning Post, one could be forgiven for thinking Hong Kong's IPO market ... and inaccuracies would remain a private matter between themselves and the exchange. You also need to look closely at the IPOs that arrived in the first half. Some soared on excellent demand; others crawled ...

  8. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Spring Airlines wins early interest among new listing hopefuls

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 04:43am by Ray Chan

    ... that the reopening of the mainland's IPO market would lead to a bigger representation in the global listing market look to be coming true. The China Securities Regulatory Commission unveiled 97 ... and backpackers. Spring Airlines has airfares ranging between 99 and 299 yuan. Unlike conventional airlines, which offer "free" meals and drinks, IPO Watch remembers a trip several years ago ...

  9. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Global market goes cold towards new stock offers

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by Ray Chan

    ... Call it the global IPO freeze. The deal-making environment has become so weak that two sizeable companies in Asia called off their initial public offerings in an eventful week. The world's ... wary of private equity firms cashing out their investments in IPOs. WH's key investors, including CDH Investments and Goldman Sachs, had once expressed interest in selling a combined 3.5 ...

  10. Business - Money - IPO WATCH

    Weak market and regulatory scrutiny unsettle bankers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:08am by Ray Chan

    ... Ray Chan With the equities business slow and appetite for new offerings poor, IPO advisers arebeing forced to diversify into other services Weak market and regulatory scrutiny unsettle ... equities business in Hong Kong has been slow this year, prompting the once deal-centric operating model to diversify into transactional services," a Hong Kong chief of a US bank told IPO ...




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