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Latest Stock News from China
ATHM Debut Shows Chinese IPOs Are Back
The explosive market debut of Chinese car retail site Autohome (ATHM) revealed plenty about ongoing Wall Street support for the world?s second-biggest economy. But for U.S. investors hungry for access to that economy, it?s also a great sign that bigger opportunities are lining up on the horizon.
China's hot messaging app WeChat may be good news for censors
By Paul Carsten and Adam Rose BEIJING (Reuters) - The day before China's Communist Party published one of its most important policy statements in a decade, a copy of the reform plans was already circulating on Chinese social media. The unprecedented November 14 leak fuelled China's biggest stock market rally in two months as it spread on microblogs and passed from smartphone to smartphone on ...
What to Expect in China’s Economy in 2014
Despite fears over a softening of the world’s second-largest economy and jitters from a cash crunch earlier this year , Chinese researchers seem to be cool-headed looking ahead to 2014. In a book released earlier this week, government researchers and officials shared their views about what to expect for the coming year. China Real Time takes a look at some of the highlights.
3 big predictions for Asia in 2014
With the new year in sight, a number of themes are set to grip Asia in 2014 including housing prices, the Chinese stock market and social unrest.
Chinese investors look to mine Bitcoin volatility
Chinese speculators have seen Bitcoin values plunge, soar and plunge again within days, but say the virtual currency's extreme volatility is a profit opportunity despite the white-knuckle ride. China is the world's biggest market for trading Bitcoins, but around $5 billion was wiped off the value of the currency's global stock within an hour of an announcement from Beijing's central bank in ...
Chinese message app good news for censors
The day before China's Communist Party published one of its most important policy statements in a decade, a copy of the reform plans was already circulating on Chinese social media.
Bet On China Stocks, Bet Against Copper: Goldman Sachs Top Trade Picks For 2014
Top U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) told investors in a note that simultaneously betting on the Chinese stock market and against copper may be the way to go in 2014. In a research note on Monday, Goldman Sachs analysts said that combining the two positions accounts for quickening global economic growth in 2014, alongside weak commodity prices and the desire to own risky ...
China markets fall on listing rules
Chinese stock markets fall on Monday after the regulators issued new rules for reforming the country's share sale market over the weekend.
Aust stocks move higher
The Australian stock market is trading higher at noon, as Brambles spin-off Recall Holdings makes a positive ASX debut.
Brent Sheather: An alternative view of IPOs and the stock market
Investopedia defines an Initial Public Offering (IPO) as "the first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking the capital to expand, but can also be done by large...
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