After two decades of negotiations, the end game of the struggle between the US and China on listed companies at the NYSE and Nasdaq seems to head into a delisting of 200 listed Chinese firms. Accounting expert Paul Gillis looks back at twenty years of tug wars at Market Place. Moving home, like to the Hong Kong Exchange, might not solve the need for capital, according to Gillis. “The Hong Kong exchange has arguably less liquidity than the U.S. exchanges,” Gillis said. “The investors may find it a little more difficult to get good prices when they’re selling stock.”
After the Senate also the House of Representatives approved this week the bill to ban Chinese companies at US stock markets, the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (The Kennedy Bill) if they do not allow inspections by the American PCAOB. But accountant expert Paul Gillis does not expect will materialize, he writes at his Chinaaccountingblog.
In a last-ditch effort to cross China and hinder the president-elect Biden to set his own course, US President Trump has introduced regulation to ban Chinese companies from listing at US stock markets. Accountant specialist Paul Gillis looks at the ChinaAccountingBlog at the possible effect.
US legislators might support a bill to force Chinese firms listed in the US to let the US stock regulators, the PCAOB, check their files. But those checks will not prevent frauds like those by Luckin as some US senators claim, warns audit expert Paul Gillis on his weblog Chinaaccountingblog. Some predictions on what will happen after the bill has been adopted.
China has been banning US regulators at the PCAOB from getting access to information of Chinese companies at US stock markets, as they should do according to US regulations to protect its state secrets. But things are changing, notes auditing expert Paul Gilles at his weblog Chinaaccountingblog. “I suspect that Yi’s comments are a signal that China will back down on this issue, allowing joint inspections with adequate controls to protect state secrets,” writes Gillis.
The ongoing coronavirus in China is going to disrupt the regular auditing process, warns Beida professor Paul Gillis on his weblog Chinaaccountingblog. Even for companies who do not get into financial problems, some guidance on how to deal with this crisis and the auditing process is urgently needed, he adds.
The Chinese government has tried to promote local CPA’s on the expense of the Big Four, but – says Beida accounting professor Paul Gillis – the 2018 top-10 CPA ranking shows the Big Four are back winning market shares, with PwC, Deloitte and E&Y in the top three, he writes at his Chinaaccountingblog.
The tech giant Alibaba listing on the Hong Kong stock market is already a sign things are changing for the US markets, and the ongoing trade war will stop many Chinese firms to list in the US, as they did in the past, especially when a bill by US Senator Marco Rubio is adopted or not, says Beida accounting professor Paul Gillis in Forbes.
US Senator Marco Rubio is drafting a law, the Equity Act, to kick out Chinese companies from US stock markets, unless they comply with the oversight by the Public Company Oversight Board (PCOB) of their information. Beida accounting professor Paul Gillis believes this act might be passed, and although it is not the hottest issue in the ongoing trade war between China and the US, companies will have three years to move, for example to Hong Kong, he writes in the Chinaaccountingblog.
The reform of the income tax in China will drive many expats out of the country as it will kick in by 2021, as foreign and local taxpayers will fall under the same taxation rules, says financial expert Paul Gillis on his weblog. Especially the equal treatment for housing and education costs will become too costly for expats, or their companies.