Thousands of junior accountants in Hong Kong have reason to worry about their job security after the Ministry of Finance proposed new rules last week that would effectively ban the city's bean counters from working on the mainland.20 May 2014 - 12:01am 11 comments
When the China Securities Regulatory Commission resumed vetting applications for initial public offerings, the A-share market wobbled as investors feared an onslaught of new stocks would drain liquidity from the market.7 May 2014 - 11:44pm
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 to add it to their portfolios.8 May 2014 - 4:43am
Chinese jobs website operator Zhaopin filed with US regulators to raise up to US$100 million in an initial public offering of American depositary shares.
Australia's Seek International Investments Pty - controlled by Seek Ltd, which provides online employment advertising, training courses and invests in online employment marketplaces - holds 79 per cent of Zhaopin’s shares.6 May 2014 - 10:02am
The failure of top mainland pork producer Shuanghui's US$6 billion initial public offering - once slated to be Asia's biggest this year - offers at least two lessons - never overestimate the power of investment banks and never just go for big names.5 May 2014 - 6:54am 2 comments
Recriminations are flying between investment banks after a record 29 of them failed to avert the collapse of a US$6 billion deal to sell shares in Sino-US pork producer WH Group.1 May 2014 - 10:34am 6 comments
On the mainland, the term "win-win" has been popular for quite some time, replacing the term "zero-sum" game we often heard during the Cold War era.14 Apr 2014 - 7:51am 1 comment
WH Group, the Sino-US pork producer formerly known as Shuanghui International, is marketing its US$6 billion share sale in Hong Kong at a lower valuation than previously sought amid a tepid market, people familiar with the deal said.3 Apr 2014 - 5:04am
Investors are keenly watching for the next state-owned enterprise to follow in the wake of Citic’s ground-breaking restructuring, in which Citic Pacific will mount a US$36 billion reverse takeover of its parent.3 Apr 2014 - 4:57am
Still licking its wounds from the loss of Alibaba's planned US$15 billion initial public offering, the Hong Kong stock exchange may find some consolation in the imminent listing of Shuanghui International, likely to be the city's biggest this year.3 Apr 2014 - 6:57am
Top investment banks have been forced to choose between two important clients - bitter rivals Alibaba and JD.com the mainland's largest e-commerce firms.
Both companies are planning to list in New York.21 Mar 2014 - 12:27am 2 comments
To understand why New York capturing the title of world's greatest financial centre is no cause for celebration, look no further than the Alibaba IPO.20 Mar 2014 - 1:28am
How do you defeat the country's No 1 e-commerce firm? It may not require any innovation in technology, just a piece of paper, says Jack Ma Yun, the founder and chairman of Alibaba.
As the central government steps up its efforts to crack down on the red-hot online finance sector - led by Alibaba and its rival Tencent - Ma could not remain silent any longer.20 Mar 2014 - 12:53am 1 comment
Harbin Bank, the first lender to go public in Hong Kong since China Everbright Bank listed in December, has lined up seven institutional investors to take up US$510 million of its US$1 billion initial public offering, people familiar with the deal said yesterday.18 Mar 2014 - 1:29am