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Medical arm of China's JD.com surges 34% on Hong Kong debut

Fpo - The medical arm of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com soared 34 percent on its debut on the Hong Kong stock market Tuesday after raising HK$27 billion ($3.5 billion) in the biggest initial public offering in the financial hub this year.

Ant Group fiasco reflects battle for China's financial soul

Shanghai - China's last-minute abandonment of Ant Group's record-breaking IPO stems from an intensifying battle for the soul of the nation's financial system that the fintech giant and its charismatic leader Jack Ma helped to ignite.

'Mom and pop' investors dismayed by China's scrapping of Ant IPO

Fpo - Hong Kong's "mom and pop" investors had been looking forward to an instant jackpot via Ant Group's record-busting $34 billion IPO. Instead, China's shock suspension of the listing has left them baffled and angry.

Jack Ma: tycoon who soared on China's tech dreams grounded by regulators

Bejing - Jack Ma, the ebullient and unconventional billionaire founder of tech giant Alibaba and the totem of China's entrepreneurial brilliance, now finds himself up against a Communist leadership seemingly intent on hacking back his empire and issuing a lesso...

Ant Group: China's fintech flyer grounded by regulators

Bejing - Set for a record-busting $34 billion IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai, Ant Group has had its wings summarily clipped by Chinese regulators.

Ant Group's shock IPO suspension hammers Alibaba shares

Shanghai - China's shock, last–minute decision to suspend the record-breaking IPO of fintech giant Ant Group hammered shares of founder Jack Ma's e-commerce titan Alibaba on Wednesday and left investors reeling.

China's Ant Group postpones IPO under regulatory pressure

Shanghai - China's Ant Group on Tuesday suspended its record-breaking IPO in both Hong Kong and Shanghai as the fintech giant faces growing pressure from Chinese regulators over potential risks.

On the march: Ant Group, China's fintech sensation

Bejing - With a name belying its giant ambitions, China's Ant Group on Tuesday launched a history-making $34 billion IPO in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

For Chinese consumers, Ant Group app is part of the fabric of life

Shanghai - The most essential item in aircraft engineer Tao Rui's possession during a recent outing in Shanghai was the Alipay smartphone app from Ant Group, a company little known outside China until it unfurled plans for the biggest IPO in history.

China's Ant Group says to raise $34 bn in record IPO

Bejing - Chinese e-payments giant Ant Group said Monday it plans to raise $34 billion in a listing shared between Hong Kong and Shanghai, making it the biggest IPO in history.

Alibaba fintech arm gets nod for record IPO listing in Hong Kong

Bejing - The financial arm of Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba received Monday a green light from Chinese regulators to list in Hong Kong, according to data published online, another step towards the biggest IPO in history.

Shares in managers of K-pop's BTS double on market debut

Seoul - Shares in the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS more than doubled on their stock market debut Thursday, making an instant multi-billionaire of its chairman and boosting the seven band members' own fortunes.

BTS' management agency set to soar on stock market debut

Seoul - Shares in the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS were expected to rocket on their stock market debut Thursday, making an instant multi-billionaire of its chairman and boosting the seven band members' own fortunes.

What lessons can be learned from the Snowflake IPO? Special

Snowflake’s huge IPO is a huge lesson for entrepreneurs, given the huge success associated with the company flotation and as an example of how a digital-led business got it right.

Saudi Aramco shares rocket on debut after record IPO

Apo - Saudi Aramco's shares soared on their debut on the domestic stock exchange Wednesday, becoming the world's biggest listed company worth $1.88 trillion after a record-breaking IPO.Aramco had priced the initial public offering at 32 riyals ($8.

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 billion in biggest-ever IPO

Apo - Saudi Aramco on Thursday priced its long-awaited IPO at the high end of the target range, raising $25.6 billion and giving the energy giant a valuation of $1.7 trillion in the world's biggest stock sale.

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6 bn in largest-ever IPO

New York - Saudi Arabia's state oil company Aramco launched its initial stock offering on Thursday, pricing at the high end of the target range and raising $25.6 billion, two sources told AFP.

Alibaba eyes $12.9 bn Hong Kong IPO after setting price

Fpo - Chinese online retail titan Alibaba said Wednesday it could raise almost $13 billion in Hong Kong's biggest IPO for nearly a decade after announcing the pricing of its shares for the mega sale.

Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of $2 trillion. Aramco said it would sell 1.

Aramco declares $1.71 trillion valuation in blockbuster IPO

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Sunday put a value of up to $1.71 trillion on energy giant Aramco in what could be the world's biggest IPO, but missed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's initial target of $2 trillion.Aramco said it would sell 1.

Saudi Aramco confirms plans to list on Riyadh bourse

Apo - Saudi Aramco on Sunday confirmed it planned to list on the Riyadh stock exchange, describing it as a "significant milestone" in the history of the energy giant.

Budweiser maker InBev prices IPO to raise US$5 billion

Fpo - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's biggest brewer and maker of Budweiser, on Tuesday priced the Hong Kong initial public offering for its Asia unit at the lower end of its market range, raising US$5 billion.

Office sharing startup WeWork plans to cut valuation to below $20 bn

New York - Fast-growing office-sharing startup WeWork plans to again cut its valuation, this time to below $20 billion, and is under pressure from some investors to postpone its stock market debut, sources said Sunday.

People are roasting WeWork for its cultish IPO filing

WeWork filed to go public on Wednesday. The opening to its paperwork featured a distinctly cultish dedication to the "energy of we."

Uber shares plunge further amid global stock market wobbles

Uber suffered another significant drop in its share price, following its low-end IPO launch. The taxi company's performance came amid a global stock market fall, driven by tensions between the U.S. and China over trade.

Is Uber's IPO the worst-ever in stock market history?

Uber has grown to dominate the ride-hailing business but it's IPO has not been well-received by Wall Street. Uber pitched its shares at the lower end of expectation, but the share price still fell by 8 percent after just one day of trading.

Record investment in plant and cell-based meat companies

New data from The Good Food Institute shows two record years for investment in plant and cell-based meat companies, with a rise in capital flowing into the sector in 2017 and 2018 as well as a spike in acquisitions and new companies founded.

Despite multi-million dollar losses, Slack prepares to go public

Slack is the latest unicorn to file to go pubic, adopting a model similar to that used by Spotify in 2018. This obviates the traditional IPO approach meaning that current shareholders can directly sell their stock to investors.

James Bond carmaker Aston Martin targets £5.1 bn IPO

London - Aston Martin, the luxury British sports car brand favoured by fictional spy James Bond 007, said Thursday that its upcoming stock market flotation would look to value the group at up to £5.1 billion ($6.7 billion, 5.7 billion euros).

Saudi Aramco deal throws IPO further into doubt

Apo - Saudi Arabia sought to raise billions through a historic Aramco IPO to remake its oil-dependent economy, but with those efforts floundering the state-owned giant is mulling what analysts call a risky Plan B.
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Facebook celebrates its IPO on the Nasdaq
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