Category Archives: IPO

Building up steam for PICC’s IPO – Wei Gu

The People‚Äôs Insurance Company of China (PICC) is getting ready for one of the larger IPO’s this year in Hong Kong. Reuters’ Breakingviews columnist Wei Gu describes how it used a typical Hong Kong style to build support for its IPO.

China IPO’s: a tough call – Wei Gu

Going to the stock exchanges has become a tough call for Chinese companies, writes financial analyst Wei Gu in Reuters’ BreakingViews. The prospects look tough, although there are exceptions.

Why Facebook won’t work in China – Benjamin Joffe

Facebook’s IPO forced this other question upon us: is the company ready for China? Forget it, tells internet expert Benjamin Joffe of the digital research & strategy firm +8* (Plus Eight Star) in Techcrunch.

IPO ‘People’s Daily’ no surprise – Jeremy Goldkorn

The announcement the People’s Daily, the daily newspaper of the Communist Party, is going – at least partially – public did not come as a surprise to media watcher Jeremy Goldkorn from Beijing, he tells AFP.

Building bridges on garbage – Bill Dodson

Quality is an ongoing problem in China, and business veteran Bill Dodson reports on his weblog about the habit of filling railway bridges not with concrete, but with trash. Old habit die hard, he sights.

Sentiment against China Internet stocks – Shaun Rein

China’s Internet companies are delaying listings in the US and for good reason, business analyst Shaun Rein explains in the US-edition of the China Daily. Negative sentiments rule even among the often too optimistic US investors when they look at China.

The pros and cons of Renren’s IPO – Jeremy Goldkorn

The valuation of China’s leading social network Renren has done up dramatically just ahead of its IPO on Wednesday. Jeremy Goldkorn explains in Seeking Alpha why both excitement and caution should lead the investors.

The booming value of online game firms – Marc van der Chijs

Online gaming has developed in the past five years from a niche market into a booming industry, writes former Spil Games Asia CEO Marc van der Chijs in his weblog. Valuation for gaming companies like Zynga and Playdom have gone up dramatically and valuations will continue to rise.

Do not invest in Dangdang and Youku – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr US investors should be very cautious spending their money on Chinese companies like bookseller Dangdang or video hosting company Youku who have no clear…

Scary China bubble develops in the US – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Import into China is growing, the Renminbi might slight appreciate after the Christmas shopping is done and the government is addressing overheating in real…