Tag: Yuan securities

China’s IPO sponsors in the spotlight

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Naming and shaming hasn’t worked to prevent fraud by Chinese companies going public. After a string of cases on Mainland exchanges and internationally, where companies also reported sharply lower earnings within weeks of their IPOs, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) is putting a new onus on lead underwriters to weed out less scrupulous sponsors and restore confidence in the markets. It’s a welcome move, albeit a little late.


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Harvesting China’s savings in Shanghai

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – The long-awaited international board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) apparently is inching closer to becoming a reality. But its offerings are likely to be dominated by Chinese companies incorporated offshore, and, if history is any guide, listing there is likely to do little in the long run for truly international businesses.


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Hong Kong investors yawn at yuan REIT

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – The first-ever yuan-denominated IPO in Hong Kong – for Hui Xian REIT – priced Tuesday, after having received a rather subdued reception from the public. Reasons include a rather aggressive yield, the offer structure for the transaction and controlling shareholder Li Ka-shing’s reputation for leaving little on the table when pricing deals, as well as uncertainties about aftermarket trading and macro market developments.


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A primer on Hui Xian REIT

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – Last weekend’s simulated trading exercise for yuan securities in Hong Kong, coordinated by the stock exchange, was always a clear signal that the long- awaited launch of the first real estate investment trust to be traded in China’s currency would soon follow. True to form, investor education may be about to kick off for the deal. What has emerged so far shows a few innovations in the offer structure, as well as potentially aggressive pricing.


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Trading the offshore yuan gravy train

HONG KONG (Dow Jones Investment Banker) – The large-scale trading simulation this week of offshore yuan-denominated securities in Hong Kong lays the groundwork for a market that could soak up the mountains of Chinese currency that cannot be repatriated easily to the mainland. It also looks very much like a dress rehearsal for Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd.’s long-awaited IPO and listing of a US$1 billion equivalent, yuan-denominated REIT in Hong Kong.


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