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.”
The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has proposed over Christmas rules for Chinese firms who want to apply for an IPO at overseas stock markets. But those new rules lack much-needed clarity, says financial expert Winston Wenyan Ma at CNBC. “Domestic companies need to comply with relevant provisions in the areas of foreign investment, cybersecurity and data security, a draft said, without much elaboration,” writes CNBC.
China’s most talked-about downturn in stock value is business as usual, says JP Morgan’s Santos at Bloomberg. Financial analyst Sara Hsu disagrees and sees a more structural change in how China is dealing with its business compared to previous regulatory interventions, she says at her vlog China Rising. “She misses out at the political risks,” Hsu adds.
Until a few weeks ago, listing at US stock markets was a favorite way to raise capital for fast-growing Chinese companies. That venue is closed now, and VC veteran William Bao Bean sees still bears on the road for on-shore listing’s at China’s stock markets, he tells the South China Morning Post.
China and US regulators have been tightening rules for Chinese companies to list at US stock markets, sending shockwaves through the financial and tech industry. Financial experts Winston Ma and Victor Shih look at the Wall Street Journal at what has happened over the financial cleaning operation in the past few weeks.
When China’s authorities cracked down on Jack Ma’s Alibaba, it was only the start of ongoing efforts to control tech companies and manage their data streams, says Shanghai-based business analyst Shaun Rein to WRAL. “Now Chinese people are quite concerned about data privacy because Alibaba and Tencent have so much data – even more data than the government,” he adds.
E-commerce firm Shein from Nanjing has been operating much under the radar, until last week it last week came with plans of an IPO in New York with a valuation of US$47 billion. E-commerce expert Matthew Brennan, author of “Attention Factory: The Story of Tiktok and China’s Bytedance” explains at Yahoo Finance what Shein has been doing right.