Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

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Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison is the Post's Finance Editor. Previously, she was Managing Editor of FinanceAsia; The Wall Street Journal's Asia Pacific Senior Finance Correspondent and before that Reuters' Asia Private Equity Correspondent. She has more than 20 years' experience reporting on finance while based in London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and now Hong Kong. Alison has moderated panels at numerous summits from Sibos, Milken to Rise. In 2018, she was named Fintech Journalist of the Year and won Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in Asian press awards.

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Ant Group gets the green light for mega IPO in Shanghai’s Star Market as China pulls out all stops to help tech champions raise funds

Shanghai’s speedy approval of Ant Group’s IPO paperwork showcases China’s eagerness to attract fast-growing technology companies to its markets as it competes with the US for technological supremacy.

19 Sep 2020 - 12:35AM

Shanghai’s speedy approval of Ant Group’s IPO paperwork showcases China’s eagerness to attract fast-growing technology companies to its markets as it competes with the US for technological supremacy.

Ant Group gets the green light for mega IPO in Shanghai’s Star Market as China pulls out all stops to help tech champions raise funds
Citigroup to offer 6,000 jobs to youths in Asia-Pacific over three years to combat Covid-19’s impact on employment

Asia-Pacific is home to 700 million youths aged 15 to 24 years who account for almost half of the region’s jobless, according to the International Labour Organization’s data.

18 Sep 2020 - 4:45PM

Asia-Pacific is home to 700 million youths aged 15 to 24 years who account for almost half of the region’s jobless, according to the International Labour Organization’s data.

Citigroup to offer 6,000 jobs to youths in Asia-Pacific over three years to combat Covid-19’s impact on employment
JD Health makes an US$3 billion IPO appointment in Hong Kong for later this year

JD Health is joining a wave of online healthcare operators in China raising funds this year.

18 Sep 2020 - 10:47PM

JD Health is joining a wave of online healthcare operators in China raising funds this year.

JD Health makes an US$3 billion IPO appointment in Hong Kong for later this year
Coronavirus pandemic and US government pressure on investors to avoid China drag capital flows to nine-year low

The US effort to crimp foreign investment into China, combined with the coronavirus pandemic, is weighing on capital flows.

18 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM

The US effort to crimp foreign investment into China, combined with the coronavirus pandemic, is weighing on capital flows.

Coronavirus pandemic and  US government pressure on investors to avoid China drag capital flows to nine-year low
Cathay Pacific and Prenetics to launch London-Hong Kong digital health passport in October in bid to ease travel

Governments are negotiating lifting border restrictions and scrambling to resurrect moribund tourist industries and trade. Testing could boost confidence among travellers.

18 Sep 2020 - 11:06PM

Governments are negotiating lifting border restrictions and scrambling to resurrect moribund tourist industries and trade. Testing could boost confidence among travellers.

Cathay Pacific and Prenetics to launch London-Hong Kong digital health passport in October in bid to ease travel
China’s TikTok competitor Kuaishou, backed by Tencent, hires investment banks for a Hong Kong IPO

Kuaishou’s IPO plans come as the Trump administration has told its rival ByteDance to sell TikTok’s US operations or be shut down in the United States.

17 Sep 2020 - 10:34PM

Kuaishou’s IPO plans come as the Trump administration has told its rival ByteDance to sell TikTok’s US operations or be shut down in the United States.

China’s TikTok competitor Kuaishou, backed by Tencent, hires investment banks for a Hong Kong IPO
Senior HSBC mainland China banker defects to Bank of America

Zhang Wenjie’s departure comes as HSBC CEO Noel Quinn makes a big bet on future growth in China as part of the lender’s third major revamp in a decade.

14 Sep 2020 - 6:08PM

Zhang Wenjie’s departure comes as HSBC CEO Noel Quinn makes a big bet on future growth in China as part of the lender’s third major revamp in a decade.

Senior HSBC mainland China banker defects to Bank of America
Yum China flops in Hong Kong debut amid lingering questions about strategy for KFC, Pizza Hut to overcome Covid-19 slump

The flop in Yum China’s Hong Kong debut draws a stark contrast with a spate of bumper initial public offerings (IPO) in the city, where stocks gained 50 per cent or more in value when they changed hands for the first time.

10 Sep 2020 - 5:06PM

The flop in Yum China’s Hong Kong debut draws a stark contrast with a spate of bumper initial public offerings (IPO) in the city, where stocks gained 50 per cent or more in value when they changed hands for the first time.

Yum China flops in Hong Kong debut amid lingering questions about strategy for KFC, Pizza Hut to overcome Covid-19 slump
Ant Group IPO set for Star Market review in Shanghai on September 18

A listing application by Ant Group, China’s largest digital payments provider and digital finance platform by volume, is set for review by regulators next week, bringing its IPO one step closer.

10 Sep 2020 - 9:58AM

A listing application by Ant Group, China’s largest digital payments provider and digital finance platform by volume, is set for review by regulators next week, bringing its IPO one step closer.

Ant Group IPO set for Star Market review in Shanghai on September 18
How a high-society Chinese family’s takeover of French luxury brand Baccarat unravelled into a boardroom battle with creditors and seizure of assets

From partying with Lenny Kravitz to wrangling with creditors, the fate of Baccarat’s distressed owners and out-of-pocket creditors is an increasingly common tale as China’s US$411 billion global shopping spree continues to turn sour.

10 Sep 2020 - 8:49PM

From partying with Lenny Kravitz to wrangling with creditors, the fate of Baccarat’s distressed owners and out-of-pocket creditors is an increasingly common tale as China’s US$411 billion global shopping spree continues to turn sour.

How a high-society Chinese family’s takeover of French luxury brand Baccarat unravelled into a boardroom battle with creditors and seizure of assets
What will China’s central bank digital currency mean for Alipay and WeChat Pay?

China already boasts more digital mobile payment users than anywhere else on earth, in a US$49 trillion market almost 500 times bigger than in the United States. The People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang wants to hasten the digital transformation of China’s currency and economy.

5 Sep 2020 - 10:38AM

China already boasts more digital mobile payment users than anywhere else on earth, in a US$49 trillion market almost 500 times bigger than in the United States. The People’s Bank of China governor Yi Gang wants to hasten the digital transformation of China’s currency and economy.

What will China’s central bank digital currency mean for Alipay and WeChat Pay?
Governance, the G in ESG, is critical to businesses seeking capital to survive coronavirus crisis and US-China conflict

The coronavirus pandemic and rising US-China tensions have thrown boardrooms into crisis mode – but rather than run and hide, directors should openly engage stakeholders in dialogue, says a panel of experts.

3 Sep 2020 - 10:26PM

The coronavirus pandemic and rising US-China tensions have thrown boardrooms into crisis mode – but rather than run and hide, directors should openly engage stakeholders in dialogue, says a panel of experts.

Governance, the G in ESG, is critical to businesses seeking capital to survive coronavirus crisis and US-China conflict
China’s embattled HNA cedes control of baggage handler Swissport to senior creditors in €1.9 billion debt-for-equity swap

Senior creditors have wrested control of the airport cargo handling group from struggling HNA, helping secure the future of this key piece of aviation infrastructure.

31 Aug 2020 - 11:00PM

Senior creditors have wrested control of the airport cargo handling group from struggling HNA, helping secure the future of this key piece of aviation infrastructure.

China’s embattled HNA cedes control of baggage handler Swissport to senior creditors in €1.9 billion debt-for-equity swap
HKEX’s Charles Li wants to create another wave of mega IPOs in Hong Kong to stay ahead of Nasdaq in next market reforms

HKEX CEO Charles Li wants to keep Hong Kong’s IPO momentum up by enacting further reforms, but he may not have time to build a consensus before stepping down.

31 Aug 2020 - 10:03AM

HKEX CEO Charles Li wants to keep Hong Kong’s IPO momentum up by enacting further reforms, but he may not have time to build a consensus before stepping down.

HKEX’s Charles Li wants to create another wave of mega IPOs in Hong Kong to stay ahead of Nasdaq in next market reforms
Hong Kong is the key to unlock China’s stocks, where global funds may in time own 25 per cent of market value, Charles Li says

The potential growth, from the current status where global capital via Hong Kong makes up low single digits percentage of China’s stock market, could translate to further upside for the operator of Asia’s third-largest stock market.

29 Aug 2020 - 9:43AM

The potential growth, from the current status where global capital via Hong Kong makes up low single digits percentage of China’s stock market, could translate to further upside for the operator of Asia’s third-largest stock market.

Hong Kong is the key to unlock China’s stocks, where global funds may in time own 25 per cent of market value, Charles Li says
Pizza Hut, KFC operator Yum China gets the green light to pursue secondary stock listing in Hong Kong

The secondary listing of Yum China, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, could come as soon as September, a source says.

28 Aug 2020 - 5:35PM

The secondary listing of Yum China, the operator of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, could come as soon as September, a source says.

Pizza Hut, KFC operator Yum China gets the green light to pursue secondary stock listing in Hong Kong
Jack Ma’s Ant Group files plans for dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai, showcasing profitable business

Ant Group applies for a listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai in what is likely to surpass Saudi Aramco as the largest stock offering on record. Early backers like Temasek, Khazanah and US private equity firms stand to reap a windfall.

25 Aug 2020 - 11:56PM

Ant Group applies for a listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai in what is likely to surpass Saudi Aramco as the largest stock offering on record. Early backers like Temasek, Khazanah and US private equity firms stand to reap a windfall.

Jack Ma’s Ant Group files plans for dual listing in Hong Kong and Shanghai, showcasing profitable business
Xpeng seeks to raise up to US$1.1 billion in New York IPO as electric car maker prepares to challenge Tesla in China

China’s electric car start-ups are rushing to raise capital to fight for market share in the world’s largest car market where sales are forecast to triple by 2025.

22 Aug 2020 - 6:28PM

China’s electric car start-ups are rushing to raise capital to fight for market share in the world’s largest car market where sales are forecast to triple by 2025.

Xpeng seeks to raise up to US$1.1 billion in New York IPO as electric car maker prepares to challenge Tesla in China
US government asks American college endowments to sell Chinese stocks, warning of ‘wholesale delisting’

US State Department warns in a letter to American colleges and universities that Chinese firms could face ‘wholesale delisting’.

20 Aug 2020 - 9:26AM

US State Department warns in a letter to American colleges and universities that Chinese firms could face ‘wholesale delisting’.

US government asks American college endowments to sell Chinese stocks, warning of ‘wholesale delisting’
Senior creditors said to have offered to take control of Swissport from China’s HNA Group

The debt-for-equity swap would see Chinese conglomerate HNA Group lose its grip on beleaguered airport cargo handling company Swissport International.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:53PM

The debt-for-equity swap would see Chinese conglomerate HNA Group lose its grip on beleaguered airport cargo handling company Swissport International.

Senior creditors said to have offered to take control of Swissport from China’s HNA Group
Fintech unicorn Lufax, backed by China’s biggest insurer, Ping An, said to be secretly applying for US IPO

Lufax is following in the footsteps of OneConnect, another Ping An Insurance unit, to the US market.

12 Aug 2020 - 4:37PM

Lufax is following in the footsteps of OneConnect, another Ping An Insurance unit, to the US market.

Fintech unicorn Lufax, backed by China’s biggest insurer, Ping An, said to be secretly applying for US IPO
Xpeng jump starts New York IPO, raising capital to expand in China and challenge Tesla in world’s largest electric vehicle market

The Chinese electric vehicle maker’s offering follows in the tracks of Li Auto’s IPO on Nasdaq.

8 Aug 2020 - 1:44PM

The Chinese electric vehicle maker’s offering follows in the tracks of Li Auto’s IPO on Nasdaq.

Xpeng jump starts New York IPO, raising capital to expand in China and challenge Tesla in world’s largest electric vehicle market
Chinese Tesla challenger Xpeng tops up on cash from Alibaba and Qatar ahead of New York Stock Exchange IPO

Chinese smart electric vehicle maker Xpeng Motors has raised US$300 million from investors led by Alibaba and The Qatar Investment Authority to expand in the world’s largest car market, a source says.

3 Aug 2020 - 10:50PM

Chinese smart electric vehicle maker Xpeng Motors has raised US$300 million from investors led by Alibaba and The Qatar Investment Authority to expand in the world’s largest car market, a source says.

Chinese Tesla challenger Xpeng tops up on cash from Alibaba and Qatar ahead of New York Stock Exchange IPO
How China’s Ant is evolving from a payments app into a technology champion

Ant Group, which is fast evolving from a payment processing firm into a service and technology provider, could become the poster boy for China’s plan to attract fast-growing technology champions to list on its domestic markets.

5 Aug 2020 - 2:25PM

Ant Group, which is fast evolving from a payment processing firm into a service and technology provider, could become the poster boy for China’s plan to attract fast-growing technology champions to list on its domestic markets.

How China’s Ant is evolving from a payments app into a technology champion
Li Auto electrifies Nasdaq with US$1.1 billion IPO, the largest by a Chinese company in the US since 2018

Li Auto’s IPO is the biggest by a Chinese company since December 2018.

30 Jul 2020 - 11:40PM

Li Auto’s IPO is the biggest by a Chinese company since December 2018.

Li Auto electrifies Nasdaq with US$1.1 billion IPO, the largest by a Chinese company in the US since 2018
China’s Tesla challengers, Xpeng and Li Auto, rev up capital-raising drive as the electric car start-ups target US IPOs

Investors are supercharging China’s largest electric vehicle start-ups to expand in the world’s largest car market.

28 Jul 2020 - 9:13AM

Investors are supercharging China’s largest electric vehicle start-ups to expand in the world’s largest car market.

China’s Tesla challengers, Xpeng and Li Auto, rev up capital-raising drive as the electric car start-ups target US IPOs
Lufax, P2P fintech backed by China’s biggest insurer, said to aim for IPO in the US this year

The Ping An Insurance-backed company hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow group member OneConnect to the US later this year, according to a person familiar with the plan.

23 Jul 2020 - 9:45AM

The Ping An Insurance-backed company hopes to follow in the footsteps of fellow group member OneConnect to the US later this year, according to a person familiar with the plan.

Lufax, P2P fintech backed by China’s biggest insurer, said to aim for IPO in the US this year
Why Jack Ma’s Ant Group chose a dual IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai and not New York

What Alipay’s parent likes about Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges and cannot get from New York.

21 Jul 2020 - 10:55PM

What Alipay’s parent likes about Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges and cannot get from New York.

Why Jack Ma’s Ant Group chose a dual IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai and not New York
Jack Ma’s Ant Group, valued at over US$200 billion, to kick start concurrent IPOs in Shanghai and Hong Kong, bypassing New York

While the provider of the alipay service is still discussing the size and timing of the share sale, the outcome is likely to be one of the largest initial public offerings in years.

23 Jul 2020 - 1:47PM

While the provider of the alipay service is still discussing the size and timing of the share sale, the outcome is likely to be one of the largest initial public offerings in years.

Jack Ma’s Ant Group, valued at over US$200 billion, to kick start concurrent IPOs in Shanghai and Hong Kong, bypassing New York
Chinese Tesla challenger Xpeng raises US$500 million from Hillhouse, Sequoia and others

Tesla challenger in China raises capital to expand in world’s biggest auto market.

7 Aug 2020 - 3:41PM

Tesla challenger in China raises capital to expand in world’s biggest auto market.

Chinese Tesla challenger Xpeng raises US$500 million from Hillhouse, Sequoia and others