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  • Sep 16, 2014
  • Updated: 7:57pm


IPO hopeful's business is built on a dead certainty: hundreds of millions of Chinese will die one day

Before Santa Claus visits Hong Kong this Christmas, a mainland firm in the “death care” business aims to go public in the city, offering investors the gift of a rare opportunity to make some quick cash, bankers say.

Wednesday, 4 December, 2013, 3:59am

Hilton Worldwide listing hopes to raise US$2.37 billion

Hilton is offering about 64.1 million shares, and selling shareholders are offering 48.7 million shares. Selling additional shares to banks could put the initial public offering's proceeds at as much as US$2.72 billion.

4 Dec 2013 - 1:55am

Tighter scrutiny dampens Chinese companies' enthusiasm for IPO in the US

Stricter regulatory oversight of Chinese companies listed in the United States has caused the frequency of initial public offerings by mainland firms in the world's biggest economy to fall sharply.

30 Nov 2013 - 1:55am 1 comment

Mainland financial firms lining up for Hong Kong IPO watch as second Chinese bank makes muted debut

Huishang Bank became the second Chinese lender in just over a week to make a lacklustre Hong Kong debut, underscoring lukewarm investor appetite for the Chinese financial sector despite a likely raft of listings on the way.

12 Nov 2013 - 1:31pm

Alibaba in talks with London bourse after Hong Kong snub

Alibaba, China's No 1 e-commerce firm, is considering a London listing as part of its potential US$15 billion share-sale plan.

22 Oct 2013 - 5:34pm

Huishang Bank to pre-market IPO up to HK$1.2b on Monday

China’s Huishang Bank Corporation Limited is set to pre-market its Hong Kong initial public offering on Monday, seeking to raise US$1-US$1.2 billion, IFR reported on Friday.

18 Oct 2013 - 2:40pm

Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

How can Shanghai get ready to be a financial centre by 2020? We've talked about world-class infrastructure, freedom of capital flows, and of course the rule of law. But are we missing a basic requirement - people?

7 Oct 2013 - 7:12am

Response to Westports offering signals pent-up demand for Southeast Asian IPOs

Westports, the operator of Malaysia’s busiest port, priced its initial public offering at the top of its projected range to raise US$680 million, signalling a boost for Southeast Asia’s capital markets on pent-up demand for emerging market stocks.

1 Oct 2013 - 2:58pm

Alibaba in no rush to float in Hong Kong this year

Alibaba Group may postpone its potential HK$100 billion listing plan to 2015 if the mainland's top e-commerce firm cannot get a deal done in Hong Kong this year. 

13 Sep 2013 - 7:51am 1 comment

Haitong diversifies as fee war rages on

Hong Kong's highly competitive stockbroking business has forced one of the mainland's largest brokerages to transform itself into a universal bank in an effort to rely less on fee-based income and to add new and stable profit streams.

26 Aug 2013 - 6:51am