Xi Personally Stopped Ant Group IPO

After Shanghai’s stock exchange abruptly suspended Ant Group’s initial public offering just 10 days after Jack Ma delivered a blistering speech comparing Chinese regulators to a “geriatric club” intent on “feeding dementia...

Facebook, China and Innovation

As Facebook made its stock market debut on Friday morning, and with observers wondering if and when the company will attempt to enter the China market, The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos stepped back from the flurry of Chinese...

CDT Money: Waiting For The Bottom

The People’s Bank of China announced a 50 bps cut in the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for commercial lenders on Saturday as it stepped up efforts to boost growth amid signs of a weakening economy. The second such cut...

CDT Money: Earnings Season Marred by Cloud of Fraud

A preliminary measure of manufacturing activity painted a stabilizing picture of the Chinese factory sector this week, though concerns persist over potential export weakness as a trip by Wen Jiabao brought Europe back to the...

CDT Money: More Signs of a Slowdown

Despite suggestions last week that the yuan exchange rate had reached equilibrium and hints of possible liberalization in its trading range, officials at the People’s Bank of China set the yuan’s U.S. dollar...

How Much is Sina Weibo Worth?

Rumors emerged in the spring about a possible Sina Weibo public offering, and a spin-off has looked more likely since parent Sina registed an offshore entity for its microblogging business in June. With a recent white paper from...

China’s AgBank Raises $19.23 Billion in IPO

The Associated Press reports on news surrounding the Agricultural Bank of China’s initial public offering: The Agricultural Bank of China’s initial public offering has raised more than $19 billion in what could turn...

China Permits First IPO Since September; Brokers Gain

From Bloomberg: China approved its first initial public offering since September, triggering gains in brokerage shares on speculation the ending of the 10-month moratorium will spur fee income and trading. Citic Securities Co.,...

China Issues Rules To Allow Resumption Of IPOs

From Reuters: China’s securities regulator has issued new rules reforming initial public equity offers, paving the way for an immediate resumption of a backlog of stock IPOs that had been halted since last September. More...



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