Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is expected to file the prospectus for its US initial public offering next week, sources said on Wednesday, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm.
Indian companies have raised a meagre Rs 1,205 crore through initial share sale in the past financial year but IPO market may see a revival in the current fiscal (2014-15) on the back of revival in demand.
Manappuram Finance Ltd, a leading gold loan lender, has come out with another public issue of secured, redeemable, non-convertible debentures aggregating to Rs 100 crore to finance capital expenditure.
Five companies halted plans to sell shares on Monday after China's securities regulator moved to tighten restrictions on new listings, the latest sign of challenges as the mainland seeks to reopen its stock markets to new offerings after a yearlong ban.
The two Chinese companies that will kick off a new season of initial public offerings (IPOs) in China are set to attract strong investor interest, a good omen for dozens of others lined up to tap stock markets in January after a year-long hiatus.
As we head into 2014, here is a new year resolution our financial sector regulators would do well, do adopt: shun intuition in making regulations, and instead, focus on behavioural science and empirical cost-benefit analysis.