Alternative Investment Market

Philately will get you everywhere

Jeffrey Schneider, director of InterAsia Auctions, holds a block of mainland stamps that were auctioned for HK$6.3 million in December. Photo: Edward Wong

Philately may not be a word that trips off too many tongues in Hong Kong, but there are signs that stamp collecting is catching on in this part of the world.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 4:58am

Bourse seeks new direction

The course of Hong Kong's Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) may not have run smoothly over the past 13 years, and debate still swirls over how to kick-start the alternative bourse.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

UK model favoured option for GEM

Fears emerge second board not yet ready for sponsor vetting

A proposal to transform the lacklustre Growth Enterprise Market into a new bourse similar to London's Alternative Investment Market has emerged as the most popular option on the Hong Kong stock exchange following a five-month-long consultation.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Smart young firms find a home on AIM

When executives at Sinosoft, a Nanjing-based tax software maker, were looking around for a stock market on which to list their company, they considered all options.

The Nasdaq was out of the question because it was too expensive, while they felt Singapore was too focused on manufacturing companies.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

AIM can guide HK stock exchange

THE warning that small firms in Hong Kong might be forced to list abroad, made on Friday by Jim Wardell from accountants Deloitte Touche Tohamtsu, will have triggered some sympathetic responses, and not unnaturally so.

6 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Regulators see pay-off as market hits record

WITH the Hang Seng Index hitting yet another record yesterday, Hong Kong's reputation as the world's most vibrant stock market has been solidified.

The local stock exchange is now the seventh largest with a market capitalisation of $1.8 trillion, while the flurry of new listings so far this year has brought the number of listed firms to 460.

6 Oct 1993 - 12:00am